Template Development

Questions and discussions related to the develoment and modification of game, style, and export templates. This forum is also the place to request new templates.
Thu, 2011-08-25 19:34
Art_Freak's picture

Alright, opening this up for discussion now. If you're unfamiliar with the frames or mechanics involved, see here: http://wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/157b

Current Progress:
The regular frames and template are complete. Be sure to thank Shiv for doing the hard part!

Sat, 2010-08-28 15:13
Pichoro's picture

Most templates that are requested are never made. Why? There are a couple of reasons. First, if you're doing a custom game out of your own imagination, most templaters aren't going to be interested in making it for you. In my personal experience, custom game designers that happen in here are doing it on a whim, and don't really want to put forth the effort required for this sort of thing. Often, they lose interest, and any work the templater has done is then wasted. Second, many people who request a template for an existing game are again not interested in doing the work. Here's some information about what is required to make a template for game that already exists.

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Wed, 2016-07-27 03:00
donovan_Du_Bois's picture

I working on a card frame based on MaRo's comments and newer frames. So far its going well, single color cards of all types work perfectly.


Multi color spells work correctly too.


Multicolor creatures however have this problem I cant seem to fix:


The P/T box is colored as though it were still in the bottom right corner of the card.

My first set Primer in Purple needs feedback!

Tue, 2016-07-26 00:23

Does MSE support an outline or is making 8+ text boxes scripted to mimic one text box and then have them have shadows with various offsets like [-1,0] [1,0] [-1,-1] [1,-1] and so on all I can do? Attached is an example of what I mean, achieved with the use 36 shadow text boxes.

Needless to say performance takes a big hit the more text you fill in, and I'd like a way around this. I'm not adept at MSE programming so... thanks in advance.

Mon, 2016-07-18 08:06

How exactly do I get the two to work together. Attached are two images. One will have "Swiftness" on a hard new line, and the other will have it all in one line, with overflow, causing Justify to come into effect.

The symbols are set to have "draw text: -1", and the field in the style file has "alignment: justify". I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make symbols appear on lines with justify being used.

Sun, 2016-07-17 20:48

Well, today I am going to begin development on some custom frames, including some of the new ones just released, including:
-Color->Colorless Meld
-Color->Colorless DFC

As well as some custom made ones like
-Colorless->Colorless DFC
-Colorless->Colorless Meld
-One Card DFC

The only thing I would need would be the Eldritch Moon DFC symbols, in the resolution the current symbols are at on the current DFC cards, which is 512x512.

If someone would be so kind as to provide me with those, then I am all set to go!

Sun, 2016-07-17 19:06

I was wondering if someone could make a NEW Yu-Gi-Oh!

Tue, 2016-07-12 01:40
Reality Glitch
Reality Glitch's picture

For whatever reason, when I edit "size gradient.png" to "size.png" it preserves the transperentcy in the image itself, but gives it a black background when displayed in mse. Anyone know why and/or how to fix it?

Wed, 2016-06-29 17:31
Ziolang's picture

For anyone who even remembers Heroscape, I finally got a hold of my brother's collection and realized I could make cards for my own figurines. So I was hoping there was an MSE template for it [of course there wasn't, not really a surprise].

So basically I'm hoping someone with pretty much any amount of template experience would be able to template the Heroscape blanks?

Avatar by vanevil.deviantart.com; commissioned for me

Sat, 2016-06-11 14:28

since the site has been down for quite a while,and i missed the chance to download it, i was wondering if someone still has it.thanks