It is currently 20 Nov 2017, 17:29
   
Text Size

Can't wait for 1.3 and 2.0

Moderators: Malban, CCGHQ Admins

Can't wait for 1.3 and 2.0

Postby justme » 23 Jan 2011, 20:19

Looks mighty interesting.

1.3 Release (in a few months)
(Not out soon)
Starter 2000 Set
This doesn´t sound like much, but with that small set of 58 cards JPortal will support:
- Artifacts
- enchantments

2.0 Release (possible mid 2011)

Following that I will change the hint systems, and therefor the whole AI code, to be situation based. Otherwise more complex cards will be fiddlestick to do hints for.


Next supported set will be:
- "Fifth Edition" a whooping 434 complete Magic Set!
- the first non-starter set!

I expect (if I will be in the mood) I might do that till mid 2011.
(Here the coding will take significantly longer, with testing and documentation I calculate about a months time of coding)
If possible, could you please add the following:
> Hints last longer. Eg. If you right-click on the playfield at the start of a match (before playing any cards), the hint: only creatures can attack pops up, and fades out with a second or so.

> Support for higher resolution cards.
I realize this might affect performance, so maybe (if it's not too much of a bother), and option to switch between LQ and HQ pictures
User avatar
justme
 
Posts: 38
Joined: 22 Jan 2011, 00:45
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: Can't wait for 1.3 and 2.0

Postby Malban » 24 Jan 2011, 14:56

Hi!

Thanks for your interest and your comments.

Hints -
No problem. Will make it configurable how long they last :-).

HQ-Cards -
Hm.
As soon as you tell me what your would like to use them for.
See - the cards you see in game are scaled down already. The only time you might want a higher resolution is when you would like to just "view" the cards.
Like:
- right click when and select "View card in all its glory".
- is that what you would like? In game higher resolution would just result in bigger cards which means the playfield would be to small... which would make playing the game at least more confusing...

Malban
Homepage of JPortal: http://jportalgame.de/
Malban
DEVELOPER
 
Posts: 84
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 14:11
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: Can't wait for 1.3 and 2.0

Postby justme » 24 Jan 2011, 18:59

Thanks for the reply. Good to know this project is being actively supported.

The imported pics (nice feature BTW) are all 200x285,which is a bit on the small side when playing. As you can see, during gameplay some card texts are hard to read. At least for an old fart, like myself :mrgreen:

Image

The existing right-click feature is spot on, I can't even begin to explain how much I love all the info that's presented in the rightside panel ... But (yes, I know, the users are never fully satisfied ;) ) a bigger panel for bigger cards would be great.
I changed existing back.png (JPortal back) with the official MtG ditto only in a higher resolution. Unfortunately that didn't work too well, and the pic got cropped. I assume because the preview panel is a set size and doesn't scale down.

In short: for better in-game viewing of card texts.


While on the subject of pictures. Does the back.png in the /JPortal/images only affect the cards in the playing field?
As you can see below, in the deck editor, I still have the JPortal back.

Image

compared to the ingame back.png

Image

Same for the booster pack picture.

So far I've only played one-ups on Win XP, and everything seems to work like a charm. Some time during next week, my new laptop should arrive, and I plan to test this app in Ubuntu, and of course sink my teeth into the other features and game types (eg. quest mode, deck editor etc.)

Keep up the good work, at least one user on this board appreciates it :)
User avatar
justme
 
Posts: 38
Joined: 22 Jan 2011, 00:45
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time

Re: Can't wait for 1.3 and 2.0

Postby Malban » 25 Jan 2011, 09:28

About the Back-Pic.

Yes. Be it good or bad - the back.png actually is held in two positions.
One is the one you changed - which is in the images directory.

Out of historical reasons there is another localation.
One instance of the "back.png" is within the "jportal.jar" file.

You can also change that one:

- rename "jportal.jar" to "jportal.zip"
- exchange the file: "JPortal.zip\csa\jportal\resources\Back.png"
with the one that you like
- rename "jportal.zip" to "jportal.jar"

...

About HQ Support ...

Must think about it.
The info panel will most probabably stay the same. But I might include a button to display a Card "full size".

Regards...

Malban
Homepage of JPortal: http://jportalgame.de/
Malban
DEVELOPER
 
Posts: 84
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 14:11
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: Can't wait for 1.3 and 2.0

Postby justme » 25 Jan 2011, 14:51

Malban wrote:- exchange the file: "JPortal.zip\csa\jportal\resources\Back.png"
Thanks, I was looking for that, and i see the booster pack is in there too ;)

Winrar (and I think unzip in Linux) will open Java archives w/o the need for renaming.

Once I get more into this game, I might do a script that'll mod JPortal to look even more like MTG, by injecting files in the proper archives ... if that's OK with you of course
User avatar
justme
 
Posts: 38
Joined: 22 Jan 2011, 00:45
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 0 time


Return to JPortal

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Who is online

In total there is 1 user online :: 0 registered, 0 hidden and 1 guest (based on users active over the past 10 minutes)
Most users ever online was 279 on 11 Jul 2013, 22:03

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Login Form