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Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby doenerchef » 19 Jun 2019, 15:30

How can I check quickly if a certain card is part of my version of Shandalar? There seem to be several files that contain lists of cards, but I don't think I've found the correct one yet...
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Re: Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby doenerchef » 03 Jul 2019, 21:47

Did I ask the wrong question or is this forum dead?
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Re: Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby gnomefry » 08 Jul 2019, 18:50

Hi. Not dead but I think drama from a few years ago left things in an unhealthy state for discussion about a game release the community has in common.

>>is part of my version of Shandalar?

Could you state the version? The answer varies. If you're not sure, see if you can locate a shandalar.dll in your game folder. Right-click on it and check the file size (bytes).
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Re: Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby doenerchef » 12 Jul 2019, 12:42

Thank you for trying to help me!

Not sure which version I have, but it's a relatively late one where the additional features have been implemented (new mulligan rule, etc.).

The file size of shandalar.dll is 18,302,493 bytes (18,305,024 on drive, if that makes a difference!).
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Re: Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby gnomefry » 12 Jul 2019, 18:04

Nice! You have a later version than any of mine (sigh), but from the file size you gave I can tell it is post Dragons Lair 2. I suppose GG or HoS.

You asked if there's a way to check a list of cards. You can -- thanks to a handy feature built-in by Korath. First you need to generate the list. From a command prompt in your Shandalar folder. Type:

shandalar -c [enter]

This generates cardlist.txt in that same folder. It's a text file containing card names and ID #s.

If you want something spreadsheet sort-able there's also:

shandalar --show-prices [enter]

That outputs to prices.csv and includes card names as the second value.

If you're not familiar with getting around in a command prompt I guess your easiest path is:

1) Open file explorer (windows key + E)
2) Navigate into your Shandalar folder
3) In the address bar type CMD [enter].
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Re: Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby doenerchef » 12 Jul 2019, 18:25

Thank you so much.

The first command worked like a charm, but the other one (pricelist) crashed, unfortunately. Are you sure the command you gave me is exactly correct?

Anyways, the cardlist already answers my question anyways.
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Re: Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby gnomefry » 12 Jul 2019, 20:15

Glad to hear it!

The second one is correct. Note that (unlike the first) the second command line switch begins with two dashes.

shandalar --show-prices
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Re: Quick way to check if a card is in my version

Postby doenerchef » 12 Jul 2019, 20:27

Ah, yes! Thank you, I had actually missed that. PMed you, by the way.
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