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Change card art? (2014)

Postby Scytzo » 23 Jul 2013, 01:02

Where are the individual card art files located in Magic 2014?

Maybe I'm chasing my tail... is it possible to change the default art? I know it would be only for me, but I'm just wondering if it's possible.

Sorry for the noob question.
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Re: Change card art? (2014)

Postby RiiakShiNal » 23 Jul 2013, 01:12

The card art is located in DATA_DECKS_D14.WAD. In the Wad they are located in DATA_ALL_PLATFORMS\ART_ASSETS\ILLUSTRATIONS and are named according to what is listed in the individual card XMLs in the ARTID tag.

For example Aegis Angel has:
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<ARTID value="131605" />
So you would look for 131605.TDX in the ILLUSTRATIONS directory.

Yes, it is possible to change the art. The best method would be to simply make a new mod with the ILLUSTRATIONS directory in it and simply include a new image for the card (named exactly the same) and it should override that in the base game wad (this way you don't change the card XML at all so if there is a bug another mod like my Core Fixes can fix the card without interfering with your changed image and your image changes won't interfere with mods that change the base cards like my Core Fixes).

If you don't want to unpack the DATA_DECKS_D14 wad to get at the ARTIDs you can load up my Deck Builder and right-click on the card and select "View Card" from the context menu and you can see the card's code (including the ARTID tag).
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Re: Change card art? (2014)

Postby Scytzo » 23 Jul 2013, 01:25

Thank you!

I'll google it, but you may know right off the bat...

Editing TDX files..?
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Re: Change card art? (2014)

Postby Scytzo » 23 Jul 2013, 01:26

Nevermind, found a post by you spelling it out! THANK YOU SO MUCH! :D
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Re: Change card art? (2014)

Postby daniel473 » 15 Sep 2013, 14:22

Use Gibbed Tools -> TDXconvert ^^
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Re: Change card art? (2014)

Postby M4he » 28 Jun 2014, 09:38

Has anyone had success with this yet?
I once edited the core files of 2013 and replaced images which worked. Now for the 2014 version I wanted to try the separate WAD approach. However I can't seem to get it working.

My folder structure:
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ROOT_FOLDER/
   @header.xml
   DATA_IMAGE_MOD/
      DATA_ALL_PLATFORMS/
         ART_ASSETS/
            ILLUSTRATIONS/
               5621.TDX
My @header.xml:
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<WAD_HEADER>
   <ENTRY platform="ALL" source="DATA_IMAGE_MOD/DATA_ALL_PLATFORMS/" alias="Content" order="43"/>
</WAD_HEADER>
Then I drag the "ROOT_FOLDER" onto Gibbed.Duels.Pack.exe and put the resulting WAD into the game folder. However, images ingame stay the same. I also tried it with the WAD signature check disabled but that didn't work either.
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Re: Change card art? (2014)

Postby thefiremind » 28 Jun 2014, 11:06

M4he wrote:My folder structure:
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ROOT_FOLDER/
   @header.xml
   DATA_IMAGE_MOD/
      DATA_ALL_PLATFORMS/
         ART_ASSETS/
            ILLUSTRATIONS/
               5621.TDX
My @header.xml:
Code: Select all
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<WAD_HEADER>
   <ENTRY platform="ALL" source="DATA_IMAGE_MOD/DATA_ALL_PLATFORMS/" alias="Content" order="43"/>
</WAD_HEADER>
The game only reads additional WAD files with a specific name pattern: they need to start with "DATA_DLC_" (either that, or another one I can't remember right now). Try to change DATA_IMAGE_MOD with DATA_DLC_IMAGE_MOD.
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Re: Change card art? (2014)

Postby M4he » 28 Jun 2014, 11:50

thefiremind wrote:The game only reads additional WAD files with a specific name pattern: they need to start with "DATA_DLC_" (either that, or another one I can't remember right now). Try to change DATA_IMAGE_MOD with DATA_DLC_IMAGE_MOD.
I renamed it to "DATA_DLC_IMAGEMOD.WAD" and it works! =D>
Wouldn't have thought of that. Thanks a million! :wink:
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