|Wed, 2008-07-09 19:21|
DraftWithMSEDownload DraftWithMSE v1.35
DraftWithMSE is, simply put, an application that allows one to draft MSE sets. At the moment, it is only at a beta stage of development, and only permits drafting versus 7 computer opponents, with no AI to speak of, but it is useful simply to test the depth and draftability of your sets.
It is written in Java, and requires Java 6 at least. This shouldn't be a problem if you have Vista, but XP, Linux users may have to check their updates. The program should alert you if your java version isn't recent enough.
Extract the zip file pretty much anywhere, though your Program Files directory is normal.
Current issues with the Beta version are included in the readme, but please post any issues you have with the program!
IMPORTANT: Do not worry if the program hangs while importing sets; this is natural behavour caused by MSE's time-consuming mass export function. Do not attempt to shut off the program unless an MSE error message pops up, just wait; especially for larger files where the time is obviously longer.
Thanks for any feedback! Since this is only beta version, any bug reports are especially useful, as are reports of no bugs!
UPDATE: Link above now leads to a new version with some bugfixes, advanced customisation of computer opponents (read readme), and a few more small features. This is the version I'm gonna post at MTGSalvation.
UPDATE: Changed Mythic rarity from a separate include to a % chance of replacing a rare. This is the only thing that has changed, not very well tested so might cause some errors if misused.
UPDATE: Rewritten card import engine for robustness and extensibility; in the future, it will be much easier to write imports for card color, and sorting scripts. Also, a functional change to the booster pack generator; duplicate cards are no longer produced. If the number of cards in a rarity in a set is less than the number chosen for a pack, 'empty' slots are left, same as before if you included cards of a rarity that didn't exist at all in the set. THIS is the version I will be posting at MTGSalvation, if I eventually get round to it.
UPDATE: Includes the ability to sort your picked cards by colour, type, and name, functionality to allow export to Apprentice deck format (although you'll either need to import your MSE set into Apprentice separately or put up with 'blank' cards with only the name). Also included are multiple fixes to the set importer, allowing most cards with symbols in their name to work, and disallowing non-magic sets from working, and a little GUI fix in the new draft window.
Formerly known as Lordpenguin.