I'm trying to use this program for the first time. I'm not sure if I understand what is wrong or not, but everytime that I start the program and select "Select all unprocessed sets", it feels the need to try to fill out everything again, everytime.
At what point does it get that I have all of the data downloaded, and the images downloaded?
@Maqui : Many thanks for the bug report. It is indeed a bug in the display of the column of item texts, due to recent addition of "defense" characteristics. This bug does not affect exports. It is now fixed in release 7.2b.
@The Piley One : Welcome to the Gatherer Extractor Community. It looks like you are doing things correctly... but maybe you forget to save your database and reload it when you re-open the software. It seems you start from scratch each time. Thus, if you want to resume the download process from a previous task, you first need to reload your database. Then, by selecting "Select all unprocessed sets" and starting the extraction, fully processed sets will still be there in the database, but they will not be extracted for a second time.
I hope this helps. feel free to reply if you need further support.
I'm using last version of the software. Since (more or less) Wilds of Eldrain "mana value" column is zero for most of the cards. Adventure cards mana value is correct. If I try to download data for older sets, problem persists.
Thanks for your support.
@Cyber-Bix: Thank you for the report! WotC finally replaced "Converted Mana Cost" by "Mana Value" on the Gatherer
I will fix this in the next release (basically when Lost Caverns of Ixalan is released). I will also update the set list with the 'Dr who Commander' sets (basic set + planes + collector boosters).
I've been using this app for longer than I care to remember (now installed on my third computer!) and I do have one little request (which would make my life a whole lot easier. Is there any way that it can be configured to pull down two sets of images? At the moment I have to run the app once to pull down the cropped images, then again after changing all the settings to pull down the full art images?
Even if it's not possible, I'll keep doing it by hand, but it would make life a lot easier for me to just run it once, and also easier to keep updated when new sets are released. Thank you for all your incredible work on one of the main magic apps I use!
@Sylvester Temple: Many thanks for your comment. Great idea! This is a functionality that I would personally use as well!
However, this is not easy to do given the present code architecture. But is seems to be achievable!
In details, the user may define several parameter sets in the image preference panel (making sure extensions are different so that the image files will not overwrite each other!), and then, tick the ones to use for the extraction.
By the way, for WHO & LCI, I will release a new version of GEx with all the set parameters up-to-date. I am just waiting that multiverseIDs of LCI & LCC sets are available on Scryfall.
I guess a lot would also boil down to how people store the extracted data - For me, I've got a top level folder which holds everything, then subfolders for Full Art, Cropped images and extracted CSV files. If you don't separate out the full art and cropped images, then I could see card-art overwriting being an issue. Either way, looking forwards to the new version coming out.
@Sylvester Temple: There is currently only one column to show local scan status. How would you manage that if several parameter sets are now available for the image extraction? Would you implement one column per parameter set? If yes, this is a significant work.
By the way, checking the existence of files in local folders can take some time on very long database, and slow down the peformance (as you might experience when you load a big database with activated display of scan status). If there are several columns to show the local scan status, I am afraid of poor performance at database loading.
One way to do it would be to keep it as a single column, but use different colours for indicators - so Red for none, Orange for crop but not full, Blue for full but not cropped and Green for both? I'm not sure how much of an overhead that would be, and it would probably mean scanning for both the full art and the crop art at the same time, which as you say, runs into overheads with how long it takes to pull the data in, especially for us still living with spinning rust.
(I'll freely admit, I'm not a programmer, best I can do is bad psuedo code, and then googling to try and translate to machine usable code!)
@Sylvester Temple: That is a possibility, but I would prefer to go to one column per scan parameter set. Keep in mind one may want to process with the original scans, the full scans, the border crops, and the cropped versions alltogether! This will be a great work to do, but I would need some time for it. I cannot promise it is available for the next release, but I will keep you informed about the progress, for sure.
That shows how much I use the other two settings - I always forget about the border crop and the originals, I just use the Crop and the XL scan (whichever that one is!)
In all honesty, I never expected my request to be taken seriously, so if it's one of those things that doesn't appear for another 12 versions, I'll still use the app and be happy. Thank you for everything!
Amazing application I'd like to say firstly. Having an issue when exporting multiple sets to .sql the sets with an apostrophe (Brothers'' War, Urza''s Saga) are exporting with 2 '' and the VALUES are completely empty:
INSERT INTO Nsets VALUES
('Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur''''s Gate Collector Boosters','CCLB','06/2022','True','1','1','3','10','2','0.125','0.875','1','2',NULL,NULL,'True','0.167','False','0.00695',NULL);