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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Huggybaby » 21 Mar 2010, 17:00

That's very good info, thanks! Myabe hip63 can take that into account if he ever re-does the installer. The problem is he's lost the source files. :(
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Lex » 21 Mar 2010, 18:41

Oh, bad news :( Anyway if he ever tries here is short summary of problems to fix I've found with solutions (starting with the most important one):

Problem: Wrong card images.
Temporary solution: Download this file and unpack it into CardArtNew directory: http://www.mediafire.com/?dmyiogzwdbj
Final solution: Replace these images on ISO.

Problem: Smiling Spectre's ACT Fix does not work.
Temporary Solution: Find [your windows directory]\AppPatch\Custom\{a517a98e-d5c2-41ea-a12d-47365cbd8813}.sdb file and copy it to: C:\WINDOWS\AppPatch\Custom\{a517a98e-d5c2-41ea-a12d-47365cbd8813}.sdb
Final solution: Install {a517a98e-d5c2-41ea-a12d-47365cbd8813}.sdb file into Magic (sub)directory and correct path to it in "calling the fix" game procedure.

Problem: Multiple instances of Magic TG Launcher.
Temporary solution: Exit Launcher manually.
Final solution: Make Launcher to auto-exit after selecting an option.

Problem: Shandalar has at start some old "Resume game" with invalid deck (contains too many copies of The Brute card).
Temporary solution: Delete "Resume game" files from Magic directory, as it is not needed or just do not use it.
Final solution: Delete "Resume game" files from ISO.
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Sonic » 21 Mar 2010, 22:49

Lex wrote:Problem: Wrong card images.
Not for much longer. The reconstructed 'CardArtNew' folder is nearly finished. \:D/

About a week or so.
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Huggybaby » 21 Mar 2010, 23:01

Lex, I take it your Windows is not installed on the C drive?
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Lex » 21 Mar 2010, 23:49

@Sonic: Did you test my solution? I think it works ok so you do not need to reconstruct any more.

@Huggybaby: Yes, it is installed on other partition.
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Huggybaby » 22 Mar 2010, 02:15

What Sonic is working on is better than anything out there. The pics will all be one size and very consistent because they are all derived from our HQ crops. Notice that now some pics are .jpg and some are .JPG. There's no difference in practice but it's just sloppy and points out the lack of quality control and the ad hoc nature of the current set. There are also some card text issues he is correcting.

In the meantime I'm very glad you found a better set than we were pointing to.
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Lex » 22 Mar 2010, 10:44

Oh, I see. In such case I'll look for Sonic's work too if his work is nearly finished. :)
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby halfbent » 13 Apr 2010, 19:50

Is there a way to get Shandalar running windowed? I can't seem to figure it out.
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Huggybaby » 27 May 2010, 20:05

Sorry I missed this post.

The only way to run the game windowed is from a windowed Virtual Machine.
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Phrenic » 28 May 2010, 13:41

Hey there,
Before i had downloaded this version that didn't need installation.. just the program directory and the magic.exe file... everything worked fine.
but then i thought: "maybe i should install this new version, probably better, maybe more cards.. could be fun". so that's what i did. Installing went fine but when i ran it i didn't have any text in the cards. becomming grumpy i deleted it again and went back to my older version........which now also was missing text.

so i assume it was something in the registry... or maybe a DLL file in windows directory... would anyone know where to look... how to fix it.
I'm running windows 7 64-bit version

i added a picture for people to see how my game looks now
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so....any thoughts?
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby stassy » 29 May 2010, 04:24

Q:My fonts are missing !Here is a screenshot!
A:
Couple things you have to do.
1.If you haven´t already apply the Compatibility Tool patch -> Tutorial + Links
2.Disable Visual Themes
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Create a shortcut to your magic.exe (c:\Magic\magic.exe). rightclick ->create shortcut->desktop
Disable Visual Themes (rightclick the shortcut to magic ->properties->compatibility->check "deactivate visual themes".
Start the game with the shortcut on your desktop/anywhere.
3.Reboot!
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Huggybaby » 29 May 2010, 04:52

Also...is his Windows installed to C: or another drive?
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Phrenic » 29 May 2010, 11:20

Oh My God, i'm so sorry..
the compatibility tool patch i already applied, also disabled the visual themes.
didn't forget to install it to c: root... i did the above...

just forgot to reboot (normally don't reboot this computer as i use it as partial server as well)

i feel.... strange... it's like asking someone "did you plug in the electricity?"...

thanks, i'm now able to enjoy this great game again :)
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Huggybaby » 29 May 2010, 11:27

Thanks for the good news. :)

Just for others reading this: Installing using this ISO means the compatibility patch is automatically applied, no extra steps necessary. You should not have to disable themes either, or run anything in compatibility mode. Usually you don't even have to reboot but some systems do need it. I'm running Windows 7 x64 with no trouble.

Installing into the root isn't necessary either, just keep the path short. The default install location on 64 bit systems is C:\Program Files (x86)\MagicTG.
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Re: Magic: the Gathering CD-Rom 2009 Updated for Windows 7

Postby Mandatenten » 16 Jun 2010, 23:36

The link isn't work, can someone reupload it?


A question: this version will work with the card updates, new cards and challenge mode?

What is necessary to apply in it after installation?
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