Acorntail's Additional M15 Styles

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Fri, 2014-05-09 19:57
Acorntail
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I adore the M15 template, and use it in all my sets. However, I also have colourless cards, sparkers, sacrificers and just plain double-sided cards and their state of not-being-M15-borders was driving me and my perfectionism crazy. So, I made my own, and at the request of others, some more after that:

Newest Templates: EDM Meld Cards

EDM Meld Cards

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ej7c9fdovdptgc2/Magic_-_EDM_Melds.mse-installer

Features:

    Eldrazi and Moon icons available through the regular Day/Night transformation icon menu.

EDM Meld Coloured Cards

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1t66viqnhmsfeix/Magic_-_EDM_Melds_Colored.mse-installer

Features:

    Eldrazi and Moon icons available through the regular Day/Night transformation icon menu.

EDM Meld Sparkers

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/8oh2i8le366hb56/Magic_-_EDM_Melds_Sparkers.mse-installer

Features:

    Eldrazi and Moon icons available through the regular Day/Night transformation icon menu.

EDM Meld Sacrificers Cards

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/elkxul2x3ed8cdq/Magic_-_EDM_Meld_Sacrificers.mse-installer

Features:

    Eldrazi and Moon icons available through the regular Day/Night transformation icon menu.

EDM Melds 3-in-1

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/f3514h8c2cry1wk/Magic_-_EDM_Melds_%283in1%29.mse-installer

Features:

    By default displays all three cards involved in a meld; the two meld DFCs and their combined backs.
    Toggle between displaying the primary meld card (the one that gives the card it's name in the set explorer) and all three cards in the style menu.
    Comes packaged with a new version of the magic.game file to allow three cards at once. If you install an older magic.game version, this template will stop working. You have been warned!
    The meld shares its rarity with the primary card, but the secondary card's rarity can be changed.
M15 Miracles


Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ssmp4wv57sjfr7b/Magic_-_M15_Miracles.mse-installer

Features:

    Border colour is changeable
    Multicolour blending maintains the coloured stripes, as does artifact blending.

BFZ Full Art Lands



Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/uje193zmnna6ebu/Magic_-_Battle_For_Zendikar_Textless_Lands.mse-installer

Features:

    Toggle between hybrid-style blending and gold-style blending for multicoloured lands.
BFZ Expeditions Lands

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1kfvvfc1va2xhbs/Magic_-_Battle_for_Zendikar_Expedition_Lands.mse-installer

Features:

    Toggle between hybrid-style blending and gold-style blending for multicoloured lands.
    Control the opacity of the textbox for optimal display.
M15 Clear Tokens

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/ri1zpak82imhr69/Magic_-_M15_Clear_Tokens.mse-installer

Features:

    Everything is slightly transparent. Hooray!
    Change between full art and text box by adding abilities.
M15 Emblems

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/qtyrok3jzowbo50/Magic_-_M15_Emblem.mse-installer

Features:

    If you want emblem art to work, you will need to put some effort in. Provide a transparent image, and plan ahead to make it look as you want it to.
M15 Clear

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/os05niwy7laoo7g/Magic_-_M15_Clear.mse-installer

Features:

    This template is capable of anything Pichoro's M15 template can do.
    Unlike the modern clear template, there is no support for opacity changes or turning off the borders, as the M15 border was the point of making this template.
    The image mask accommodates the border, so you always know what's visible.
    Everything is vaguely transparent! Hooray!
M15 Clear Planeswalkers

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/sivqea8cg5t7c63/Magic_-_M15_Clear_Planeswalkers.mse-installer

Features:

    All the features of M15 Planeswalkers, plus the transparency of M15 Clear!
M15 Double-Faced

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/25o2tzc0k9okxba/Magic_-_M15_Doublefaced.mse-installer

Features:

    This template is capable of anything Pichoro's M15 template can do, except with two faces!
    Choose from the future sight icons, or set to none for the original Sun/Moon icons.
M15 Double-Faced Sacrificers

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/dgddko4t21ut4dl/Magic_-_M15_Sacrificers.mse-installer

Features:

    This template is capable of anything Pichoro's M15 regular and M15 Planeswalker template can do, including dynamic 3/4 ability switching.
    Extended image mask available.
    Choose from the future sight icons, or set to none for the original Sun/Moon icons.
    NOTE: Requires and comes with Magic.Game version 2014-06-30, so if you install a template made earlier than this one and overwrite your magic.game file, this will suddenly stop working. Now you'll know why.
M15 Double-Faced Sparkers

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/1xhfslkv3ck4fl6/Magic_-_M15_Sparkers.mse-installer

Features:

    This template is capable of anything Pichoro's M15 regular and M15 Planeswalker template can do, including dynamic 3/4 ability switching.
    Extended image mask available.
    Choose from the future sight icons, or set to none for the original Sun/Moon icons.
    NOTE: Requires and comes with Magic.Game version 2014-06-30, so if you install a template made earlier than this one and overwrite your magic.game file, this will suddenly stop working. Now you'll know why.
M15 Double Faced Planeswalkers

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/61g0ve5a70k1d78/Magic_-_M15_DFC_Planeswalker.mse-installer

Features:

    Does what M15 Planeswalkers does, except twice!
    Select between future sight or sun/moon symbols.
    NOTE: Requires and comes with Magic.Game version 2014-06-30, so if you install a template made earlier than this one and overwrite your magic.game file, this will suddenly stop working. Now you'll know why.
M15 Promos - Dark Ascension Style

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/pvczlb5d7qy6b85/Magic_-_M15_Promo_DKA.mse-installer

Features:

    Toggle whether or not to force the promo stamp onto cards lower than rare rarity. Default yes.
M15 Promos - Black-on-Black Planeswalkers

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/5d5it6uvypy2p9v/Magic_-_M15_SDCC_Planeswalkers.mse-installer

Features:

    Dynamic 3/4 Abilities switching: just add a fourth ability.
    Based off of the new M15 Promo Planeswalkers given out at San Diego Comic Con 2014.
    Background image is of the dark grey of the template, but changing the image shows the frame is separate. Use this with grey backgrounded art to make cards akin to the SDCC promos, or just use the frame as a cool* alternative to any other frame.
    Included in the template folder is 'grey.jpg', a picture of a grey rectangle the size of the card frame (which is larger than how it appears in the program itself). You can use this to put art on top of, or just as a colour swatch.
* Coolness not guaranteed
M15 Tokens

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/y5w9jkhhhjibc31/Magic_-_M15_Tokens.mse-installer

Features:

    Change between full art and text box by adding abilities.

Remember: if you find anything wrong with any of the templates, be sure to tell me! Also, feel free to give suggestions on templates you might like to see on this thread. I may not make them all, but I'll do my best!
Planned/Potential templates:

    Black-on-black versions of all normal templates.

Major Update: All templates have been updated to remove outdated game files. Fear no more accidentally downgrading your magic.mse-game version!

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Fri, 2014-05-09 20:08
Pichoro
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Awesome. I can't see any renders because I'm at work, but I look forward to checking it out. Do you mind if I add it to my releases?

Fri, 2014-05-09 20:19
Acorntail
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Sure, go ahead. A happy smile

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Sat, 2014-05-10 02:30
Pichoro
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I've gotten to look at it and load it up now - looks really good. A few thoughts and FYI's.

  1. You know if you run the "build.bat" file in the style folder, it'll make an installer for you, right?
  2. You should bump the version number forward to the current date when you edit a style.
  3. The only real problem I ran into was with the placement of the illustrator field. I could see you had edited the font size, probably out of disagreement with mine? But it also seemed to be moved down a few pixels, which made it clearly out of line with the arrow. I reverted the field back to my version, but with a z index of 2, for the one I'm sharing, simply because the fields are back in line. The whole thing really confuses me, though, because it looks correct on your renders. It makes me wonder if your MatrixRegularSmallCaps font is different than mine?

Have you made any other templates?

Sat, 2014-05-10 08:11
Acorntail
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1. I tried running the build.bat, but it didn't produce an installer as far I could find, so I hashed one together.
2. Ah. Noted.
3. Yeah, I tweaked that because, on my machine at least, it looked really small and off centre. Here's a render of what your regular template looks like on mine:

M15 Default Render

As for templates; only one other so far. I'm working on redoing my Ethera set to balance it out, make it better for the next set in a limited environment, etc. And have been moving everything to the M15 template. I used a couple of templates in Ethera that don't have M15 equivalents, mainly Sparkers (Creature -> Planeswalker) and Modern Double-Sided, so I've been making new versions of those. It's quick work, but I can't help but feel I'm brute forcing it.

M15 Sparkers

Currently incomplete: note the lack of paintbrush on the planeswalker side, and the name placard lacking an indent for the card symbol. Additionally, extended image doesn't currently work.

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Sat, 2014-05-10 14:21
Pichoro
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We must have different versions of MatrixRegularSmallCaps, then. Interesting.

The sparker template could be okay, if you can get a proper place to set the card type symbol down.

I'm glad people like the sparker template enough that someone's making their own in a different style. A happy smile

Sun, 2014-05-11 22:41
Acorntail
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Must have.

I've done that now, and a M15 Double-Sided template.

Spoiler:

Oh, I like most templates. Stick out your tongue The sparkers are fun because of the flavoursome ways they can be used: in my case it's not someone becoming a planeswalker, but being possessed by a planeswalker.

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Sun, 2014-05-11 22:49
Pichoro
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Nice. I can see why you did it this way, but the only thing I dislike is the reduced prominence of the p/t triangle on the front side. But like I said, I can totally get why.

Gonna do the sacrificer template as well? And DFC planeswalkers? If you don't want to, but share those templates, I'd do the grunt work to make the missing templates.

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:12
Kassow-Rossing

Good job guys !

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:13
WindyDelcarlo
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I'd love to help with this, but I haven't the slightest idea what to do about templating.

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:24
Acorntail
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How's this then?

Reversed Arrow

As for Sacrificers, yeah, that's easy enough. I just had to shift everything to the right.

Sacrificers

But I'm not quite sure what you mean DFC planeswalkers. Double-Faced Card? What's wrong with the double-sided planeswalker template? The one I have doesn't seem to have anything wrong with it... Granted, I haven't used it much.

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Mon, 2014-05-12 16:19
Pichoro
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I'm being dumb, nevermind. lol

Wed, 2014-05-21 05:44
Touhoufanatic
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okay so i have tried to install the clear template, and am failing miserably. it fails every time and while it appears in the editor, it shows nothing and is giving me the following errors.

on line 249 : unexpected key: "set code"
variable not set: Rarity code.

im assuming this is not normal so any help would be appreciated.

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Wed, 2014-05-21 10:31
Pichoro
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You must have m15 installed. On my site.

Wed, 2014-05-21 15:22
Touhoufanatic
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@pichoro - that could explain a few things . . . . . okay so the installer till says errors but things work fine in the program itself so its all good now, thank you for putting up with my idiocy

for those that are interested, i write fanfiction : https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4613754/

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Wed, 2014-05-21 16:22
Pichoro
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If you tell me what errors, I can still help you. But you gotta tell me what they are first.

Wed, 2014-05-21 18:20
Touhoufanatic
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as i said it works but has errors, during install is says it cannot create files and when the installer finishes it says this-

1216 mana symbol39: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic-m15-clear.mse-style.new/' (error 5: access is denied.)
1216 mana symbol45: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic-mana-large.mse-symbol-font.new/' (error 5: access is denied.)
1216 mana symbol47: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic-mana-small.mse-symbol-font.new/' (error 5: access is denied.)
1216 mana symbol50: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic-watermarks.mse-include.new/' (error 5: access is denied.)
1216 mana symbol52: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic.mse-game.new/' (error 5: access is denied.)
1216 mana symbol54: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic.mse-game.new/fonts/' (error 5: access is denied.)
1216 mana symbol56: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic.mse-game.new/icons/' (error 5: access is denied.)
1216 mana symbol57: can't open file 'F:\Magic Set Editor 2/data/magic.mse-game.new/stats/' (error 5: access is denied.)

the m15 and the clear styles appear in the program and work without a problem tough so im not sure why it even is bringing up errors, so yeah i dont know if this helps you.

for those that are interested, i write fanfiction : https://www.fanfiction.net/u/4613754/

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Sat, 2014-05-31 02:00
Pichoro
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I don't know how I missed this previously, for nine days? But anyway, no clue what's causing those errors, except for if you're running off of a jump drive and it's ticked over it? But I've ran off of jump drives before. No idea.


Anyway, Acorntail? You still out there?

Sat, 2014-05-31 14:50
Acorntail
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Those errors that Touhou's getting don't seem to be connected to my templates, and I don't know enough about MSE's innards to help, sorry.

Yes, still here. Sorry, your "Nevermind. lol" kinda threw me off. Ended the conversation a bit abruptly; was expecting a response to the new PT arrows. It's also end of the university trimester and crunch time here for me, so I've not been checking back here as much as I have been in the past.

The new templates I have are:

    1. M15 Double-Sided
    2. M15 Sparkers
    3. M15 Sacrificers
Do you want me to upload (or rather, link) them here, and change the title of the thread to... I dunno, "Acorntail's additional M15 templates" or something, make a new thread for them, or just give them to you so you can distribute them?

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Sun, 2014-06-01 04:01
Pichoro
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Do whatever you want - I'm not in charge here. A happy smile I just hate to see a good template go unreleased.

I completely understand about university and the end - mine already came, so I'm already past crunch time. My "Nevermind." was because I realized that what I'd been saying didn't make any sense because we haven't seen how the M15 change will affect planeswalkers yet (it definitely will, at least to add a promo stamp and machine-readable text at the bottom of the card).

But anyway, if you want to share it publicly yourself, do as you like. If you want me to distribute, I'll be happy to, just email it to me. I was of course going to ask if I could share it in my installers anyway. A happy smile Whatever you want.

Sun, 2014-06-01 04:01
IceMetalPunk
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Also, if it's any motivation, I could really use the M15 DFC template in my own set, so...make of that what you will Big smile

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Black mana symbol Blue mana symbol | CMC: 3 | Mastery: Creature, Instant | Multicolor: 1 | Keywords: Persist | Perks: Tainted | Skill: 0 | Aid: M10-M15 | Skill & Valor: See Post

Sun, 2014-06-01 05:40
Touhoufanatic
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strange, i wonder if gthe errors are related o windows 8. the templates work fine though so i wont complain

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Sun, 2014-06-01 19:26
Acorntail
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Okay; well I just uploaded and linked and edited the thread, etc. I'm fine with you distributing them; that's what they're there for, and you're more likely to get them to people than me. A happy smile

I dread that day, because I'll have to make all these templates again. Stick out your tongue

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Sun, 2014-06-01 20:27
IceMetalPunk
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Uh-oh. When I try to install the DFC template, I get a "Cannot create file" error for all 5 of the included pieces, followed by the explanation box saying access is denied. I'm running the MSE installer as an admin, and I haven't had this problem before with other templates...help? ;~;

Battle Board Stats:

Nixital
Black mana symbol Blue mana symbol | CMC: 3 | Mastery: Creature, Instant | Multicolor: 1 | Keywords: Persist | Perks: Tainted | Skill: 0 | Aid: M10-M15 | Skill & Valor: See Post

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:36
Pichoro
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I wanna say that you did excellent image work. Fantastic stuff.

I also found some code errors, mismatched paintbrush icons, mismatched blends masks, saturated "night-side" planeswalker frames instead of "day-side" frames in the sacrificers. I've made a great many alterations, altogether.

I added a "set code 2" field to the Magic game file to make use of in this template.

Also, I moved the "A/B" thing to be back in the card number instead of just stuck on the end of the rarity code.

I hope you don't mind. I've gone ahead and posted the versions I came up with.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/msetemps/files/Magic%20-%20Custom%20M15%20DFC%20Styles.mse-installer/download

Also, holy cow that's a lot of frames!

Sun, 2014-06-01 23:47
IceMetalPunk
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Wonderful! That version installs just fine! Thank you, Pichoro, for doing whatever you did to make it work. And of course, thank you so, so much, Acorntail, for making this template exist Big smile

Battle Board Stats:

Nixital
Black mana symbol Blue mana symbol | CMC: 3 | Mastery: Creature, Instant | Multicolor: 1 | Keywords: Persist | Perks: Tainted | Skill: 0 | Aid: M10-M15 | Skill & Valor: See Post

Mon, 2014-06-02 21:41
k0n9

Problem with M15 sparkers, the type symbol overlaps with the sun/moon symbol(whichever one you choose) on the non planeswalker side.

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:39
Kassow-Rossing

Can someone tell me how I install these templates? I have them downloaded but do they work like Pichoro's? Those automatically install themselves.
Thanks

Tue, 2014-06-03 18:02
Acorntail
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That's not a mistake: that's intentional. If you don't want a type symbol, you can use the sun and moon. It's not meant to become blank.

They should install like Pichoro's; otherwise you can open them with an archive program and put the contents directly into your MSE folder. (No guarantees on how well that might work.)

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Tue, 2014-06-03 18:41
k0n9

No this is what I mean:

Wed, 2014-06-04 02:55
Acorntail
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Huh. Strange. How did you get that to happen? I can't seem to recreate on my version.

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Wed, 2014-06-04 03:26
Pichoro
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That's because it's in mine. Apologies.

Edit: I'm uploading a fix right now. Again, my apologies.

Sun, 2014-06-08 16:28
Kassow-Rossing

Thank you A happy smile

Wed, 2014-07-02 09:43
Acorntail
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Update: New template in DFC Planeswalkers, plus all around tweaks to the existing templates. If you use them, update; it's worth it!

M15 Double Faced Planeswalkers

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/rde86v3lo0kjbiq/Magic_-_M15_DFC_Planeswalker.mse-installer

Features:

    Does what M15 Planeswalkers does, except twice!
    Select between future sight or sun/moon symbols.
    NOTE: Requires and comes with Magic.Game version 2014-06-30, so if you install a template made earlier than this one and overwrite your magic.game file, this will suddenly stop working. Now you'll know why.

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

Ethera Block:
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Tue, 2014-10-07 22:27
Techn0range

Acorntail - I was just wondering if you've gotten around to making the M15 clear tokens. I wanted to make some Morph tokens but I'm not that well versed in Photoshop.

A procrastinator's work is never done...

Thu, 2014-10-16 23:47
jrzman
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I'm also waiting for the Emblems personally.

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Thu, 2015-03-19 21:14
irRESPondible

Um, you need help for the m15 emblem templates?

Thu, 2015-03-26 08:29
quarryking103
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I agree. It'd be nice to get M15 emblems.

What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?

Mon, 2015-09-07 08:26
Acorntail
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Major Update The long awaited M15 Emblem appears. Sorry it took so long everybody, but there was just no way I was getting a clean image rip of an emblem. The planeswalkers just covered up too much of it, scanning it didn't give me my desired image clarity, and waiting for more emblems to be printed didn't help. So, my solution was to create my own image completely from scratch. Enjoy!

Also arriving are the Battle For Zendikar Full Art Lands and the M15 Clear Tokens! I already had the clear tokens made for a while now, but apparently they were never put on here. Whoops. Hope the BFZ land templates make up for it. Winking smiley

BFZ Full Art Lands



Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/shwmfdfcx8h3u1a/Magic+-+BFZ+Textless+Lands.mse-installer

Features:

    Toggle between hybrid-style blending and gold-style blending for multicoloured lands.
M15 Clear Tokens

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/sfm20jw0x199ugn/Magic+-+M15+Clear+Tokens.mse-installer

Features:

    Everything is slightly transparent. Hooray!
    Change between full art and text box by adding abilities.
M15 Emblems

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download/c2yde9qi3r9ix2e/Magic+-+M15+Emblems.mse-installer

Features:

    If you want emblem art to work, you will need to put some effort in. Provide a transparent image, and plan ahead to make it look as you want it to.

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

Ethera Block:
1/2 - Ethera: Revised Edition (Complete)

Mon, 2015-09-07 16:08
k0n9

Awesome job as always Acorntail, can't wait to see your next offerings.

Tue, 2015-09-08 01:56
Pichoro
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So, I'm having a look here, and I've got a few things to say.

First off, a warning to anyone installing - the game files and other required packages such as blends or mana fonts that are presented here may be out of date, and could cause your version of MSE to be "un-updated". Please be careful. The game file is definitely old.

As I'm having a look, we already had an M15 Clear Token template up. And I see your Emblem is a custom, which you admitted, but it looks quite different to me from the real one. Is there something wrong with the scans found at magiccards.info? http://magiccards.info/extras.html

Tue, 2015-09-08 14:56
Acorntail
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Yeah, I'll go through and update all the links to remove outdated files once I hear back from you on exactly how to do that. Until then, take heed people using the templates!

Well, this clear token is one that I made (it looks cleaner than the current one, anyway). My file dates tell me mine has been around since 22nd October last year; so my version has been sitting around for a year unused by anyone bar me, it would seem. Which is weird, because I had all the assets uploaded to photobucket/mediafire for it to be used, but it never seemed to make it onto this thread.

I'll be honest, I didn't use those scans because I didn't know they existed. I first started working on the emblem template when M15 came out, and the Garruk and Ajani scans (the only ones at the time) MagicCardsInfo had were far too small to use. I tried scanning my own copies, but my scanner wasn't of high enough quality for use. When I finally came back to the Emblem Template, I checked to see if there were more scans, and stopped when I saw Narset's scan wasn't good. Remembering Ajani and Garruk were bad too, I stopped there. Which means I missed the Khans and Commander 2014 emblems, which actually were usable. Whoops.

Sloppy work on my part. But easily fixed. Behold: new, improved M15 emblems with actual art assets!

Check out my MSE Templates! (Additional M15 printed styles.)

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Sat, 2015-09-19 05:40
onyx7
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@Acorntail - Well done, these are gorgeous! Do you have a Devoid template in here somewhere too that I'm just not seeing, or is that something to be done yet?

If you haven't done it yet, as best I can tell you can recycle the Expedition border down as far as the CardName text box spliced with the colored border, then leave everything below colorless ... there's a also a fade transition between the two which I'd imagine would be a pain (and a prime reason NOT to both doing this).

Also for the token templates: Is there a way to center longer rules text? The recently-released Eldrazi Scion apparently has it centered.
http://media.wizards.com/2015/images/daily/ERZfWSN2Kh.png

Sat, 2015-09-19 10:37
Acorntail
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I do have a devoid template based off of my expedition lands, but it's just art assets replacing the ones that come packaged with Pichoro's devoid template. It's easy enough to install; you just go into the magic-m15-devoid.mse-style folder and replace the frame.pngs with these ones:

As for centring longer text, there's an option under the style tab labelled "Center text". You'll want to choose the "Always" option; default is only for short text. (Make sure to tick the "only for this card" option if you don't want all clear tokens to have centred text.)

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Sat, 2015-09-19 15:28
Pichoro
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I'll probably end up upgrading mine with your frames, but it's not much a priority. Eventually. A happy smile

Sat, 2015-09-19 16:20
movezig5
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I feel I should mention here that if you do replace the frames with Acorntail's frames, the text on the typeline will be a bit too high up. You'll need to alter the style file to correct this.

Sat, 2015-09-19 18:15
onyx7
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Thanks for the update! The centering text works fine. (I think I knew about that a long time ago, and then forgot.)

I'm having slight issues with the Devoid. I copied the PNGs into the folder, but style doc wants to pull JPG files. I can check through it more later, but at this point I can't figure out where that's set (or if it's inherited from elsewhere). Converting the PNG to JPG results in transparency loss.

Also sidenote for others who are going to attempt making the devoid folder ... don't forget to go into the style file and change the "shot name" and "full name" or else you'll have to guess which one is the one you want.

Sat, 2015-09-19 18:20
Pichoro
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They shouldn't need transparency, the way templates are structured in MSE.

When I eventually switch to Acorntail's frames for Devoid, they'll be in a jpg format. I expect an uncompressed jpg will take up less space than a png in the case of these frames.

Edit: So, Acorntail... What do you think of some M15 Miracles and some "Black on Black" versions of the frames used in the various M15 DFC styles? With that, the only official templates not complete would be Hero's Path. Winking smiley

Sat, 2015-09-19 18:41
Acorntail
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Sometimes I forget image masks are a thing, and go for the "make the frame transparent and above the image" approach out of habit.

I also forget that I tweak my templates as I use them, and that my devoids needed a bit more than just copy/paste. Ah well. I'll upload an installer version of it when I get the chance.

Hmm... I can give it a shot. Would be cool to have all the templates done: I might be able to start making my own custom ones. Stick out your tongue

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Sat, 2015-09-19 19:46
Pichoro
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I don't understand how the "make the frame transparent and above the image" approach works in MSE. Or rather, how it would work so easily you'd forget about masks. Since if you put the frame above the image, you can't click and add an image anymore.

Sun, 2015-09-20 04:19
Acorntail
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That's not been my experience. Other than the devoid template, which I didn't make but edited, my clear templates all use an extra card field for the frame at z-index 1, while the image field is at z-index 0. I can click and add an image just fine anywhere the frame isn't. I've been doing it this way since the original, which I suspect was a carry over from the old Modern Clear which did the same thing to allow opacity editing.

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