Can i get a step by step to using my custom cards with lackey

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Wed, 2016-10-12 06:20
Lilwashu
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hey im tired of searching and have been having a hard time figuring all this out, can someone just tell me a simple step by step as to how i add my own custom set to lackey so me and my friends can play with my cards. if there is already a step by step to doing this then please let me know, ive gotten so sick of searching that i started skimming over things and probably missed something. i just wana use my own cards without having to print, cut and sleave hundreds of cards

They all use blue so ill show them i don't need it to beat them.

Wed, 2016-10-12 14:20
Cajun
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It's in the thread just under this one.

First get the "LackeyCCG Export Template" from Additional Downloads

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With MSE open, go to Export->HTML->Lackey CCG and put in the details, then save what we'll call SET.txt

Now you should have a .txt file named SET, and a folder named SET-files. Move both of these to the folder LackeyCCG->plugins->(msemagic or magic, whichever you are using)->sets.

If there is not a file called 'setimages', make one. Rename SET-files to just SET, then put it into the setimages folder.

There are two ways to do the next step:
1- Open SET.txt in Notepad and copy-Paste the card data into one of the allcards files and save it, or
2-Go back to msemagic/magic where there should be a ListOfCardDataFiles. Add in "<filetoinclude>SET.txt</filetoinclude>" right after the last allcard entry, and you're good to go.


Note that Lackey doesn't like it if you aren't running the exact same plugin as others, so I recommend copying the magic plugin (renaming it playtest or w/e) before adding whatever you are testing.

If you do this with MSE's as the base your set may not show up at first, that's fixed by going to Deck Editor, hitting the Format dropdown and select Any.

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Wed, 2016-10-12 20:00
Lilwashu
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This isnt working, cant seem to find the cards in lackey, but when i was installing the lackey export i got a few errors, suchs as. Can not create file 'magic-namecheck.mse-export-template/build.bat', continue installation? and can not create file 'magicspoiler.mse-export-template/script.js', continue installation? and finaly cant open the two files above when its done

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Wed, 2016-10-12 20:07
Cajun
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If it's just those two it shouldn't be breaking Lackey's export. If it's all of them then the installer's gone a bit weird.

At what point does the Lackey bit stop working? Does the Export->HTML button let you export to Lackey? Is that making a text file and image folder?

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Wed, 2016-10-12 20:16
Lilwashu
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ya i made a text file and folder and i renamed the folder after my set, is it ok that i named both after the set instead of calling it SET? i put the folder in setimages and as for the last part i went with the 2nd option cause when i tried the 1st an warning said the notepad would change if i saved it

They all use blue so ill show them i don't need it to beat them.

Wed, 2016-10-12 20:21
Lilwashu
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i even uninstalled and reinstalled mse2

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Wed, 2016-10-12 20:33
Cajun
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yea, SET is just a placeholder, as long as the .txt and folder have the same name it's fine.

It said notepad was changed? Sure it wasn't 'do you want to save your changes'? Otherwise try to get a screencap of the warning or write it out or w/e.

For option 2, check that SET.txt is in /plugins/magic/sets with the allcards files. If it is, check/copypaste the ListOfCardDataFiles lines here, may have just broken the formatting.

Just doublechecked, name doesn't matter so long as its consistent, and mse isn't doing anything after the export.

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Wed, 2016-10-12 20:34
Lilwashu
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the warning i get when i try to copy my set list into the allcards.txt is. this file contains characters in unicode format which will be lost if you save this file as an ansi encoded text file. to keep the unicode information, click cancel below and then select one of the unicode options from the encoding drop down list. continue?

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Wed, 2016-10-12 20:36
Lilwashu
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this is what the listofcarddatafiles has plus the line i copy and pasted

<listofcarddatafiles>

<filetoinclude>allcards.txt</filetoinclude></listofcarddatafiles>
<filetoinclude>KIN.txt</filetoinclude>

They all use blue so ill show them i don't need it to beat them.

Wed, 2016-10-12 20:37
Lilwashu
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by the way thank you so much for helping me

They all use blue so ill show them i don't need it to beat them.

Wed, 2016-10-12 20:47
Cajun
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Part of the issue is yea, you broke the formatting, you need to move the <>KIN<> to before </listofcarddatafiles> in order for Lackey to read it.

However you got a bigger issue with Unicode, which Lackey doesn't seem to read. iunno why it's using unicode, unless your set's not English? If forcing it to encode as ANSI screws it up, that'll require a rewrite of whatever's using unicode characters. may just be the converter being wonky, we'll see.

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Wed, 2016-10-12 20:56
Lilwashu
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so put <filetoinclude>KIN.txt</filetoinclude> before <listofcarddatafiles>? and my set is in english but i do have my computer a little weird so i can play Japanese games

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Wed, 2016-10-12 21:04
Cajun
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before the closing one, with </... so it'll look like this

<listofcarddatafiles>
<filetoinclude>allcards.txt</filetoinclude><filetoinclude>KIN.txt</filetoinclude>
</listofcarddatafiles>

for encoding, i'd say Save As another copy of it, encoding it as ANSI and checking A) that Lackey reads it (means you need to change the lines above to the new name) and B) that losing the unicode characters isn't breaking anything.

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Wed, 2016-10-12 22:10
Lilwashu
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so i jumped over to my computer with win 8.1 that doesnt have the ansi problem instead of my win 10 and did all the same stuff, downloaded lackey installed magic plugin, used mse to make a image folder and txt file, tried both the options and did not get errors or warnings this time but niether option worked and to be clear i used the 2nd then i tried the 1st option and still cnt find my cards

They all use blue so ill show them i don't need it to beat them.

Wed, 2016-10-12 22:18
isaac the awesome
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When you export to lackey be sure to include the setcode.
http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/9131
to check try getting these to work

Wed, 2016-10-12 22:24
Lilwashu
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wow, of coarse it was something simple... thank you all sooooo much i got it working now!!!! i feel so stupid but im happy that i can now use my cards, again thank you all

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Wed, 2016-10-12 22:44
Cajun
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Heh, was just going to say it was probably some small thing I took for granted that you wouldn't know, and there it is. Thanks isaac~

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Thu, 2016-10-13 20:27
Lilwashu
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thought id post here in hopes you guys could help me out again, any idea why i cant seem to connect with friends? tried porting server and that didnt work but also tried using proxy server but it keeps saying our connection is severed

They all use blue so ill show them i don't need it to beat them.

Thu, 2016-10-13 21:34
WindyDelcarlo
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I think that's probably am issue with your internet connection or your connection to the Lackey server