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Mar 19, 2015minouris posted a message on Minouris's Library - Collection Manager and Deck Builder (Massive deck builder update!)Right, that's fixed. Sorry about that!Posted in: Third Party Products
Mar 19, 2015minouris posted a message on Minouris's Library - Collection Manager and Deck Builder (Massive deck builder update!)Thanks for that - will fix that right awayPosted in: Third Party Products
Mar 18, 2015minouris posted a message on Minouris's Library - Collection Manager and Deck Builder (Massive deck builder update!)There's another API that has most of the images - http://api.mtgdb.info/. Hopefully they'll stick around for a while without suffering a similar fate. There's also another tool in this thread for pulling down images from assorted sources, if you don't mind preloading them.Posted in: Third Party Products
Mar 17, 2015Dragons of Tarkir has been added to the database - enjoy!Posted in: Third Party Products
Mar 17, 2015That's very cool - I like it a lotPosted in: Third Party Products
I notice you've got a little bit of white border around some of your images - have you thought of scaling your crops to slightly larger than the image frame so it's eliminated?
I'd also use a sans-serif font for the card text, preferably one of the standard, boring web fonts like Verdana - boring, I know, but I found that at the default zoom the text was a little hard to read. Using a serifless font would make the text easier to read at small sizes
Mar 16, 2015Hey SembiancePosted in: Third Party Products
Quick question... In the wake of MTGImage going down, will the imageName field still be populated with a unique value?
Mar 12, 2015Posted in: Third Party ProductsQuote from Yonekura »[quote from="minouris »" url="http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/digital-magic-and-mtg-software/494332-mtg-json-new-website-provides-mtg-card-data-in?comment=409"]The nice thing was that file was small, just had up to like 5 values s, m, r, u, c. I think that would be a nice addition to each set. Otherwise I have to query each card.
I think the best solution there, if you're not doing it already, is to download the individual set files once (unless they change, which for the purposes of rarity data is highly unlikely), and then store the relevant values in your app in a data structure of your own making, rather than parsing the entire JSON file each time you want to refer to the data
Mar 11, 2015I'm pretty sure that attribution is the key point here - all the other sites mentioned clearly display a copyright message attributing ownership of the images and related trademarks to Wizards. The license for their fan kits states that anything of theirs that you display must be displayed with a legal disclaimer.Posted in: Third Party Products
The fact that mtgimage.com allowed direct downloads of card images without any of the accompanying legal baggage is probably what sparked off their lawyers.
At least I hope that's it - otherwise we could all be in trouble.
Mar 11, 2015Posted in: Third Party ProductsQuote from Yonekura »I am totally confused? Any ways there was a json file which had each set and it's rarities. Listed do you think you could have add that to mtgjson?
MTGJSON has that data, at the card level - look at the "rarity" field
Mar 11, 2015Posted in: Third Party ProductsQuote from Dj_Nimbusus »
Another thing, I did a mistake putting 2 copies of a card, I have only one.
I have tried to remove 1 (by removing both, seems to be the only option??), without any luck.
Am I doing something wrong? (Clicking "manage coll." - "CARDS under manage" - REMOVE under remove"!
Tried both with and without checking the square to the left of the cards name
without any luck)
Quick query about this - did you select a quantity to remove in the Collection Cards screen? The "#" on the "Remove #" refers to the number you enter in the "#" column with the arrow icons
I should probably update the help pages for the app at some point - I can see how it would be ambiguous.
Mar 11, 2015I might add a "Clear Search" option to the "Add Cards" form for that purpose, and I'll definitely be making it clear the selected / quantity fields in the search results once it's added the cards. It's much quicker to add your cards by set than by searching for each individual card by name, though, although it requires a bit of initial sorting of your collections.Posted in: Third Party Products
Here's how I do it when I get a new batch of cards:
- Separate the cards into different piles by set, or sometimes by block
- Separate each Set / Block pile into Colors (for spells) and types (for Lands, Artifacts and Planeswalkers)
- Sort each color pile alphabetically (I usually make a pile for each letter, then sort each pile separately before combining them again)
- Lastly, I open up the app, and filter by Set / Color / Type, going down the list and entering the quantity for each card on the list, and hitting "Add Cards" at the end of each page of search results (when i enter a card, I put it face down in another pile to show I've entered it)
I can get through a booster box in about an hour that way
I'm also hoping to add a feature at some point that lets you type up all your cards in a list with quantities and set codes. I need to ponder a few things first, though, such as providing an easy way to identify card names with spelling mistakes, special characters, etc.
Mar 10, 2015So, we've got a bit of a problem...Posted in: Third Party Products
Since I started building this site, I've been using card images served up from http://mtgimage.com/, a fantastic resource provided by Sembiance, an officer and a gentleman of the highest calibre.
Unfortunately, as of today, mtgimage.com has been hit by a DMCA takedown notice from Wizards of the Coast, which means that my source of images has abruptly vanished.
I am unsure what to do about this, as of now. This issue has made the use of card images a bit murky. I note that other sites, such as MTGSalvation, TCGPlayer, etc, are able to display card images as they did before, which gives me hope that I will be able to as well, provided I can find another source for images.
Hold tight, and hopefully things will return to normal soon.
Edit: I've found an alternative source for images, which may or may not be permanent. The images aren't very high quality, unfortunately, and they load slower than the ones from mtgimage.com, but it'll have to do for now.
Mar 10, 2015Good luck, Sembiance. Yours is the best API out there for card data - it'd be a real shame if they shut it downPosted in: Third Party Products
Do you know what the legal ramifications might be for sites making use of card images in general - i.e., is it the fact that the images could be downloaded without any copyright disclaimers displayed alongside the principal problem?
Mar 10, 2015Thanks Niko - that's going to put a smile on my face for the rest of the day, I thinkPosted in: Third Party Products
Mar 8, 2015If you could PM me the file, that would be very useful - I only had my own limited test data to work from when producing the import, so there's likely stuff i don't know about that I'm not supporting fully.Posted in: Third Party Products
Enter in the password form is a small gripe that I intend to remedy soon
I'm currently working on a complete overhaul of the deck builder, at the end of which it should be a lot more accessible. The changes to the data structures that this is mandating have led to a lot of changes elsewhere in the site, including forcing me down into scary refactors that are proving to be ultimately beneficial (there are a lot of speed issues that I'm aware of that will hopefulyl vanish in a puff of purple smoke). It's not quite on par with Deckbox yet, but give it time
Thanks for the feedback - even bug reports are of vital importance for steering me in the right direction
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