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Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 03 Sep 2017, 14:34
by MeeksJoel
I did indeed follow those instructions (as long as I can assume that I understood it correctly (I'm supposed to place the 3 reg files directly into the program files folder "MagicTG" correct?)) and the manalink gem is not appearing. I'll try using the white list for my antivirus/firewall. What files do I need to place in there?

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 03 Sep 2017, 18:29
by Aswan jaguar
Manalink.exe should be enough.

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 08 Oct 2017, 02:42
by coachskau
Your patch has been taken down, please upload another.

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 08 Oct 2017, 07:57
by Aswan jaguar
coachskau wrote:Your patch has been taken down, please upload another.
Which patch are you talking about?

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 22 Nov 2017, 19:52
by Greatzky
hey everyone. I've tried to do a search through this forum without any luck. Has anyone had luck running Shandalar from this specific MTG2010 ISO in a windowed mode?? I've played this game on and off since it came out in the 90s, but would rather have a windowed mode as switching to another program creates issues because of the resolution difference.

I've tried creating a windows shortcut and adding -w, -window, and -windowmode to the target with no success.
I am currently using Windows 7 for those interested.

Thank you for your time!

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2018, 12:17
by TheKillerNacho
Greatzky wrote:hey everyone. I've tried to do a search through this forum without any luck. Has anyone had luck running Shandalar from this specific MTG2010 ISO in a windowed mode?? I've played this game on and off since it came out in the 90s, but would rather have a windowed mode as switching to another program creates issues because of the resolution difference.

I've tried creating a windows shortcut and adding -w, -window, and -windowmode to the target with no success.
I am currently using Windows 7 for those interested.

Thank you for your time!
I'm afraid Windowed mode is more or less impossible for this distribution; the original executable simply wasn't made for it. There was a windowed mode being worked on by Korath in his mod (unfortunately this is no longer available) but it still didn't work quite right most of the time. There were, apparently, a lot of work that needed to be done in order to accomplish this.

What I've done to get it run in a window is use a Virtual Machine wrapper... run the Virtual Machine in a window, then run Shandalar from the VM. Works pretty well for the most part, the only thing you really need to do is figure out how to set up the VM correctly.

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 04 May 2019, 03:13
by ArtooDetoo
Hey there,

I'm not sure who's still on these forums, but I've been trying to get this installed on Windows 10. I can install and run it just fine, however, the videos are all skipped, and there are a lot of images and boxes that are skipped. For example, the last button on the left in green is just a black box, and the old "stuck" messages occurs, such as "Do you want to buy this card (Y/N)?"

I was thinking this had to do with Smiling Spectre's ACT fix, but those files are no longer available.

I found out I actually had the same problem 5 years ago in Windows 7, but no one found a solution:

viewtopic.php?f=76&t=8268 (Sorry I'm a new user and I can't post the full link)

I've seen youtubers run Shandalar with all of the animations and videos just fine using this installer on Windows 10, I'm not sure why it's not working for me. If anyone has any idea, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT:

Okay I found fixes to two bugs.

The video issue was actually really easy. I only had to run compatibility for Windows XP.

The text was a little bit more tricky. Details can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=21481

The last issue though is that there still are a lot of screens being skipped. I don't get to see my next draw at the end of the duel, for example. If anyone knows a fix to this, that would be great. Thanks!

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2020, 13:04
by joseluiselblanco
Hi guys,

I haven't played this game for 20 years and now that I have plenty of time to spend due to the current situation we are in I downloaded the game from this link:
(edit:because I'm new I'm not allowed to post off-sites URLs) It's from archive org.

I have a few questions:
-first the sealed deck competition doesn't work, I can build my deck but next the game doesn't start.
-I can't play online, but I don't know if other people still do...
-I also noticed that some cards have different arts, I'm not familiar with some of them (the more recent) because I stopped playing in the 90s. Is it possible to have only the old art?
-I noticed some arts also don't correspond to real cards, for example Visara the Dreadful'art is Homarid Spawning Bed.
Is it possible to change the art?
-Also is it possible to add cards that appear to be missing (Wall of Shadows for example)?

Thank you in advance for your answers.

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2020, 19:08
by Aswan jaguar
Hi joseluiselblanco, you seem to have this version of the game.

You can use this version to play shandalar (the adventure/rpg part) of the game or install shandalar 2012 version which has better gui and some other features, not more cards though.

- If you want more cards and play other modes, solo duels, gauntlet, challenges,
sealed games (not working as it should but starts the duels), and other modes you then can download manalink3.0 latest update:
viewtopic.php?f=85&t=29422.
Certainly has the correct artwork. Wall of Shadows is in Manalink.3.0 but I haven't check if it works correctly. You can find more info on wiki on top of the page.

- online play maybe working with the version you have but you have to use hamachi and if you have a friend to play he has to have the exact same version of the game.

For art you can change the art which is in CardArtNew file in the version you have or CardArtManalink in the other versions. Follow same size pic ratio 288/232 and substitute the images you don't like they are .jpg on this or .png on later versions.
Not possible to add cards to your version.

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2020, 21:43
by joseluiselblanco
Thanks a lot for your help.
Just one thing I didn't understand is how to make the sealed game work.
Thanks again.

edit: I've checked the newcardart file, and there are plenty of cards that are in there but not in the game.

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 16 Apr 2020, 07:39
by Aswan jaguar
I didn't check your version and sealed but I have advised you to download also another version the manalink3.0 one from the link in my post above and use that for sealed and every other mode except the rpg one.

Also if you install manalink3.0 you can check on this link:
viewtopic.php?f=56&t=10760&hilit=sealed#p121946
how to make better use of sealed.

joseluiselblanco wrote:edit: I've checked the newcardart file, and there are plenty of cards that are in there but not in the game.
Don't pay attention to that I guess Sonic put there all the card artwork available for manalink2.0 at the time to that file so it has more art than cards.

Re: Microprose Magic the Gathering 2010 Custom Installer ISO

PostPosted: 16 Apr 2020, 08:12
by joseluiselblanco
Thanks a lot, you're a great help.