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Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

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Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby Korath » 06 May 2014, 14:50

Half a week later than we'd planned, but still the shortest lagtime for a patch implementing a new expansion in recent memory. Real life sucks.

This patch adds 160 cards from the Journey into Nyx expansion (everything except Worst Fears - we already had all four reprinted cards) and 30 cards from various other expansions, plus a much smaller-than-usual collection of bug fixes. The raw git commit log since the Apr14 patch is attached. It includes work from:
  • Gargaroz, who did the lion's share of the work on Journey into Nyx. Thank him, not me.
  • Sonic, who completed the artwork and csv updates in record time, catching us flat-footed.
  • Aquillion and Nexhro, for providing AI hinting for adding and removing counters, and making the "Auto" mode of proliferate possible again.
  • stassy, He of the Uncapitalized Username, for the new cards' AI ratings.

This update should install cleanly over any installation of version Portals to Theros or later.

If you are installing Manalink for the first time, I recommend, in this order:
  1. My Portals to Theros distribution, available here.
  2. Sarlack's HighRes Widescreen & Standard 4:3 Graphic mod, available here. (Though note that his counter artwork hasn't yet been updated to the new format in the Apr14 patch. You're still stuck with my humble efforts.)
  3. This patch.
  4. The card artwork per Sonic's instructions below.
New cards by set/block:Release notes on specific cards:
  • Battlefield Thaumaturge: The mana reduction ability isn't possible, since Manalink first charges mana, then selects targets. Leaving him in as just a 2/1 for {1} {U} with a heroic hexproof trigger almost makes a mockery of the card, but it's still not strictly inferior to anything, so we included it anyway.
Please assume we don't know about any other bugs that turn up, and report them over in the Bug Report forum. (Not here or in private communication to me or the other maintainers - they'll most likely end up lost in the shuffle.)

And finally, the artwork update from Sonic:
Important Card Art File Changes - YOU MUST READ THIS

As of the January 2014 patch the card art file naming convention has been changed. Due to this change if your currently installed ‘CardArtManalink’ folder and card artwork is older than the January 2014 patch release it will need to be replaced with those in the archives posted in the links further down this post - BEFORE installing this months card art update files.


CardArtManalink_May2014 – http://www.mediafire.com/download/28w7m ... ay2014.zip

Unfortunately we are unable to source a full set of HQ artwork for Journey into Nyx at present. Subsequently most of the new Journey into Nyx card artwork included in the archive is currently LQ and will be updated as soon as the HQ card art becomes available.

Archive includes alternative artwork for:

Bird (Token) x2
Centaur (Token)
Elemental (Token)
Soldier (Token)
Vendilion Clique (Improved replacement)
Wolf (Token)
Zombie (Token)

Please Note: This card art update only contains the card artwork for the May 2014 Manalink 3.0 patch.

If you are downloading Manalink 3.0 for the first time, or your currently installed ‘CardArtManalink’ folder is older than the January 2014 release, please download and install the folder and files in the following archives:

‘2012_CardArtManalink.zip’ (Main Folder / Artwork) – http://www.mediafire.com/download/pnj15 ... nalink.zip
‘2012_2013_CardArtUpdates.zip’ (Compiled 2012/13 CardArt Updates) – http://www.mediafire.com/download/p1i5a ... pdates.zip
CardArtManalink_Jan2014 – http://www.mediafire.com/download/dsln1 ... an2014.zip
CardArtManalink_Feb2014 – http://www.mediafire.com/download/vwf11 ... eb2014.zip
CardArtManalink_April2014 – http://www.mediafire.com/download/1ob9b ... il2014.zip

Delete your currently installed ‘CardArtManalink’ folder and replace it with the folder in the 2012_CardArtManalink archive. Then copy the artwork from the 2012_2013_CardArtUpdates, January, February, April, and May archives into the newly installed ‘CardArtManalink’ folder.

Updated number of image files in the CardArtManalink folder: 12954


CardArtShandalar.zip (March 2012 release) – http://www.mediafire.com/?u6h5by3b9fbf8cf

If your current CardArtShandalar folder is older than the March 2012 release, please delete it before installing the one in the link above.
The folder for the March release contains images with corrected file names, copying the new files into an old CardArtShandalar folder will not overwrite the incorrectly named files.

Number of images image files in the CardArtShandalar folder: 1259
Last edited by Korath on 19 Dec 2016, 18:39, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby HarlequinCasts » 06 May 2014, 19:30

Cheers sir!
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby stassy » 06 May 2014, 19:41

A small note on the release : Manalink.ini has the showall=1 option, so it shows all coded and uncoded cards, just put it to 0 to remove the non coded ones from the DeckEditor.

Attached is 2 test decks, good luck bug hunters and don't forget to update your PDA! :D
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby Korath » 06 May 2014, 20:41

A stupid oversight; I hadn't even realized that file got included with my packaging script. The fix is small enough and few enough people have downloaded the patch so far that I've updated the archive (same link).

It's hardly worth redownloading it for, though; just edit Manalink.ini and change ViewAll=1 to ViewAll=0. (Not showall.)
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby Xenocyde » 06 May 2014, 21:02

Heh, was wondering where all those cards came from and I had no art for them. Thanks for quick fix and thanks for the new patch :D
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby Nexhro » 06 May 2014, 21:30

Getting to play with JOU cards before the Magic Online JOU prerelease events? Check.
Dack Fayden and Genesis Hydra a month/months in advance? You guys...

Your working speed puts all Wizos-employed devs to shame. And all that using 17 years old code... lmao
Thanks Gargaroz and Korath!

Edit: Oh, where's my manners? Sonic, stassy, Aswan jaguar and the rest are of course just as important for making all this happen.
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby 0rion79 » 07 May 2014, 18:36

Congrats, pals! It is one of the best patches ever released about stability and smoothness!
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby Fizanko » 08 May 2014, 07:06

Thank you very much for all the work put into Manalink !
Innistrad world for Forge (updated 17/11/2014)
Duel Decks for Forge - Forge custom decks (updated 25/10/2014)
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby decker » 08 May 2014, 07:49

Thanks guys, it looks great !
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby decker » 11 May 2014, 18:45

Where is everybody !
Oh well, not enough thanks here.
I'll say thank you again, because its my birthday and this is a good present.

Thanks guys!
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby gmzombie » 12 May 2014, 00:32

I agree this is a great patch
can I maze of ith your snowstorm?

http://home.comcast.net/~gmzombie/index.html old stuff in here. don't use this stuff right now till I get time to get back into it and readjust.
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby Emphyrio » 13 May 2014, 23:44

Thanks, awesome patch!
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby client h » 16 May 2014, 12:41

First I like to express my thanks for keeping this great game alive and kicking and for all the effort/hard work etc. but this patch is a real pain in the good old ass. Lots of cards that prior to this patch (Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx) worked flawlessly are now not working as they should. Not that this is a new problem because I have that after every update. Lots of bug fixes, which is good ofcourse, and lots of cards that are bugged that weren't before. I also have, since this patch, a lot of bad parameters errors. Am I doing something wrong? Do I have to run some sort of installer that I'm "missing"? I copy and paste the update files into my Manalink folder, always have :)

If I'm doing something wrong forgive me and tell me how to do it :) please...
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby BAgate » 16 May 2014, 13:40

client h, cards get broken all the time (and in every patch). Just report them in the Bug Reports folder and they will be dealt with (but remember to search first to make sure you aren't duplicating a previous report).

As to the parameter errors, could you include them (and the situation that caused them)? There is no special installer and it works great for everyone else, so we need more specific info from you to address your problem.
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Re: Manalink Update 2014/05/06: Journey into Nyx

Postby client h » 17 May 2014, 11:27

Hi BAgate, thanks for replying. Ok, so at least I'm doing nothing wrong when I "install" a new patch and don't have to "worry" about cards being broken after a patch.

I'll post a bugged card, Phyrexian Broodlings, which also leads to a "bad parameters error" in the bug section, I'll include a saved game, dump file and a screenshot from the bad parameters error.

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