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Manalink Update Dec 25 : Merry Christmas Update

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Manalink Update Dec 25 : Merry Christmas Update

Postby jatill » 25 Dec 2009, 04:15

Merry Christmas. You have been good so there are lots of Manalink gifts to give. In fact, this release is probably my favorite ever, since half-a-dozen different people had a hand in its creation.
Just make sure you have a lot of free bandwidth, since there are some seriously heavy downloads. You may want to back up your magic folder before downloading, since there are lots of changes here.

Files (I would recommend getting them all)
Latest Code Patch (required): http://www.mediafire.com/file/3mkgmzztt0z/20091224.zip or http://rapidshare.com/files/325361372/20091224.zip

Non-Card Art (required): http://www.mediafire.com/file/zligw1dzj ... rd_art.zip or http://rapidshare.com/files/325376187/noncard_art.zip

CardArtNew: http://www.mediafire.com/file/gowmtiznt ... artnew.zip or http://rapidshare.com/files/325370452/cardartnew.zip

CardArtLim: (the .jpg files should all go into a new folder called c:\magic\cardartlim) http://www.mediafire.com/file/g3ftxgykj ... artlim.zip or http://rapidshare.com/files/325360149/cartartlim.zip

As always, don’t worry about virus warnings. One of the new files in the code patch specifically deletes certain files, which is practically a virus by definition.

First, the non-card updates
1) Switcher.exe is gone. Instead, there are now 2 separate versions that you can run directly (Magic.exe and MagicLimited.exe). Use one for constructed play and one for limited. If you want, you can also switch between the versions in-game through the ‘Switcher’ button. (Thanks to Snacko for answering lots of questions about dll’s, and Mathusalem for updating the art)
2) To delete old draft decks, you can now choose that option under ‘Tools’ while in the Limited version.
3) If you edit or create cards, use CardEditor.exe and CardEditorLimited.exe instead of SkyMagicEditor. (SkyMagicEditor is still required). You no longer have to run csv2dat.exe after making changes. On the down side, if you are using CardEditorLimited, make sure to close it out before running the game, or your changes will not work. Bad things will also happen if you close the command prompt window before closing the limited editor.
4) New deck builder art! You can thank gmzombie for writing the code and mathusalem for the art update.
5) A bunch of new challenges have been added, with 5 new cards to unlock: http://www.slightlymagic.net/wiki/Chall ... t_unlocked. There are also 2 new decks added to the challenge Gauntlet.


New Cards: (with credit given in parens)
Limited Version:
-ALL of Fallen Empires (jatill – special thanks to Triadasoul for doing all the data entry for the FE cards)
-Halfdane (gargaroz)
-Hazezon Tamar (gargaroz)
-Hell's Caretaker (gargaroz)
-Nether Void (gargaroz)
-Stangg (gargaroz)
-Triassic Egg (gargaroz)
-Voodoo Doll (gargaroz)
-Presence of the Master (jatill)
-Two-Headed Dragon (jatill)

And the rest are by joemuz, who is working on completing The Dark:
-Eater of the Dead
-Frankenstein's Monster
-Grave Robber
-Nameless Race
-The Fallen
-Dance of Many
-Electric Eel
-Giant Shark
-Mana Vortex
-Mana Vortex
-Gaea's Touch
-Lurker
-Scarwood Bandits
-Scarwood Hag
-Spitting Slug
-Whippoorwill
-Goblin Wizard
-Orc General
-Dust to Dust
-Fasting
-Festival
-Fire and Brimstone
-Preacher
-Dark Sphere
-Living Armor
-Necropolis
-Reflecting Mirror
-Runesword
-Scarecrow
-Skull of Orm
-Standing Stones
-Tower of Coireall
-City of Shadows
-Safe Haven

Constructed Version:
-Spike Weaver (jatill)
-Hellspark Elemental (jatill)
-Knight of the White Orchid (gargaroz)
-Esper Charm (gargaroz)
-Naya Charm (gargaroz)
-Grixis Charm (gargaroz)
-Lavalanche (gargaroz)
-Mesa Enchantress (gargaroz)
-Sigil of the Empty Throne (gargaroz)
-Oblivion Ring (gargaroz)
-Open the Vaults (gargaroz)
-Gargoyle Castle (gargaroz)
-Sphinx of the Steel Wind (gargaroz)
-Wall of Denial (gargaroz)
-Great Sable Stag (gargaroz)
-Dragonskull Summit (gargaroz)
-Drowned Catacomb (gargaroz)
-Glacial Fortress (gargaroz)
-Rootbound Crag (gargaroz)
-Sunpetal Grove (gargaroz)

Brought over from Limited version by Gargaroz:
-Acidic Slime
-Steppe Lynx
-Goblin Bushwhacker
-Mold Shambler
-Emeria Angel
-Emeria, the Sky Ruin
-Goblin Ruinblaster
-Khalni-Heart Expedition
-Kor Skyfisher
-Crypt of Agadeem
-Journey to Nowhere

Suggested Decks:
Magical Christmas Land… cuz it’s Christmas! http://magicgameplan.com/blog/worlds-20 ... ley-woods/
Emeria Enchantress: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/A ... aily/td/68

A lot of these cards are only lightly tested, so make sure to report those bugs, and include savegames when possible.
Known Bugs:
-Nether Void makes spells cost 3 more, and does not counter them
-Goblin Raiding Party does not have Pro White
-Goblin War Drums/Two-Headed Dragon: Multiple blocking works poorly for AI

Enjoy! Other than bug fixes, this is the last version I plan on releasing for at least a month.
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby Triadasoul » 25 Dec 2009, 06:09

Thank you for this present guys!
And thank you for the Weaver Jatill :wink: !
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby Huggybaby » 25 Dec 2009, 06:52

Good stuff, thank you.
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby Salbei » 25 Dec 2009, 13:05

holy crap! thanks santa :D
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby jhamma66 » 25 Dec 2009, 15:15

I downloaded the 1104 update from above but can't get the 1224. Can someone host it somewhere other than rapidshare? Also, I got an error unzipping cardartlim (1952.jpg was broken) and noncard_art (TERR_BLUEMANA.png was broken). Looks like those were fine for everyone else though...

I can't wait to dig in and play with some of these new cards! Thanks so much for everyone's hard work. Merry Christmas if you celebrate!
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby gmzombie » 25 Dec 2009, 16:04

that's awesome i didn't even know about the other cards and whatnot...this is truly a good day when you can see so many peeps help out. I was excited to get the deckbuilder looking good as it has always been a eyesore in the game in my opinion. Also Jatill i wish you would have came to me i think i have a version that mok gave me with all the fallen empires already in a csv, they would have just needed to be added to the right area. but none the less this is great.


ALSO: You can download the 12/24 manlink from my site at the top...but that is the only zip i have on there other files are for coding.
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby Gargaroz » 25 Dec 2009, 16:24

Damn, Mediafire is down and Rapidshare has that cursed "limited download". Can someone that has all the above mentione files make a .torrent or a collection on Emule and send me a PM with a link ?
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- Long term task: inserting all the good stuff I left out from the "Golden Years" mod
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby Huggybaby » 25 Dec 2009, 16:34

Use jdownloader http://jdownloader.org/. It will queue up all your downloads for you. In the meantime, be patient. jatill uploaded to two sites already which is our standard protocol and is quite generous. If MediaFire continues to be down we'll do something else.
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby kcolloran » 25 Dec 2009, 16:59

Thanks for the update. Could you provide a bit more details with the challenges? For ABCs, is it all your spells must start with same later + basics and beta duals? I can't get that one to work.
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby gmzombie » 25 Dec 2009, 17:08

for anybody who needs the update only i cant upload the 100mb file to tmy site it is on there on my sig...anyways to aother note has anybody been able to load up magiclimited.exe all it does for me is load up manalink.exe and not magic. i had to change some names around to see the updates on the limited version..which are awesome by the way...we so need preacher and safe haven in on the constructed version..
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby 0rion79 » 25 Dec 2009, 18:02

Oh my, I'm amazed. Santa exists! :mrgreen:
Jatill, assuming that I'll dowload the files later, how the new versions will work? Will still we have a best-of and a second version or have you managed to make things easier?
Anyway, I'm almost without words due to happyness! =D>
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby jatill » 25 Dec 2009, 18:14

Due to the massive nature of changes in this version, a fresh download is almost warranted (but certainly not necessary). Has anyone successfully gotten the new version working from the links I provided? I hope so, based on the number of times they've been downloaded already!
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby EviL_CLonE » 25 Dec 2009, 18:47

I recommend this Add-on for mozilla users, to skip the waiting time in Rapidshare. It's safe as far as I know:

http://www.skipscreen.com/
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby mathusalem » 25 Dec 2009, 19:47

whoaw, that's impressive !

it make me even want to try limited ! new legends woaw ! spiffy ! :D
Thanks Jatill ! thanks to the guys who joined the ballet, that's great ! we love you all !


can't wait for the day, we'll be able to merge both limited and constructed :D
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Re: Merry Christmas Update

Postby jhamma66 » 25 Dec 2009, 20:04

Yes! The jdownloader suggestion was golden!
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