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  • posted a message on The Vault v0.22 (Deck & Collection Assistant)
    Yes, you are right. Many of you reported those missing cards in private messages. Thanks again for having reported them.
    The issue has been fixed in the new gamepack release (ATR, v1.82).
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @ nickman55: Thanks for your report. I would love to solve the bug, but I cannot reproduce it. I was able to get fresh full databases from scratch without errors. In addition, the crash description is rather difficult to work with (data could not be decrypted). I googled help about what could raise those kind of errors, and I think it is raised by a certificate error with Scryfall or Gatherer which remains unmanaged in Gatherer Extractor. So I definitely have to fix that, but it is hard to troubleshoot without the possibility to reproduce the issue. I need more time to further investigate. But I am working on it.

    Does it occur for you always for this card? Or rather randomly after a quite long period of data extraction?

    Many thanks for your support.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @ Fingersniffer: thanks for having reported.

    In 7.0f when I export to .xls file and try to open it I get the following message from Excel:
    "The file format and extension filename.xls don't match. The file could be corrupted or unsafe. Unless you trust its source, don't open it."

    And if you continue, it should be OK. The file is safe. I must have a look at the library I am using in GEx to check why the file format and the extension filename (.xls) don't match for Excel.

    In 7.0f when I export to .xls file and try to open it I get the following message from Excel:
    "The file format and extension filename.xls don't match. The file could be corrupted or unsafe. Unless you trust its source, don't open it."

    Why not directly using the SQL output of GEx? The ID column is listed as text as all the other columns.

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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @Fingersniffer: I have not written a wiki/user manual so far. It is an overwhelming task, but I know I have to.
    1/ New sets are automatically added once those are available on the Gatherer. You have nothing to do. Nonetheless, I invite you to wait for an update, because I specify in this the new booster package, new legalities etc.
    2/ There are some slight discrepancies between Gatherer database and Scryfall database. The Mana order ({R}{W} vs. {W}{R}) etc. is sometimes different for some cards. Harmonizing the database means for each card extracted from Scryfall, if the same card name exists from the Gatherer source, then the manacost and oracle ability text are overwritten. This ensures to remove all the small typos.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    Quote from darkID »

    Here it is: https://app.box.com/s/w6xr1sjkx3jmtisphquxb793k5d5fyf5 the settings I'm using is: skip the tokens, download from gatherer (XLoriginal, xloriginal.png) in Spanish and the box to look for them in Scryfall if they not exist ticked. With that db the exceptions happened every time when it was trying to download the MDI set and the out of memory happened after some time when the app was scrapping all the other unprocessed sets (except for the MDI as it was throwing the first error), though it happened only once as I only tried once and then started a new db.

    Thanks for your support. I will have a look and let you know about the outcome.
    In addition, what are your settings concerning the scan naming? Named by card name ? card number ? I suspect the "forbidden character" may come from the 'crazy' numbering system of Scryfall for promos, with sometimes strange characters.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @ darkID:
    1/ Yes I will see how to implement the download of localized images from Scryfall. It is not as straightforward and may not be available as soon as the next release.

    2/ Many thanks for your bug report. I will fix the app based on your report, if I can reproduce all bugs.
    EDIT:
    • I cannot reproduce the first two reported bugs. They may be raised by a non-responding API from scryfall. Is it random or do you encounter this error always at the same card?
    • For the bug about missing spanish image from gatherer, the error is raised during scan saving, because the image is empty. I fixed it and it will be available in the next release.
    • For the ordering issue, this is because it is always sorted according to the user defined setcodes and not by the default setcodes as you seem to desire based on the option. I corrected this bug so as to get the relevant sorting based on the user option; it will be available in the next release.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @Dezconocido : I don't manage to reproduce the bug. could you give me a printscreen of your scan settings and tell me which card raises the error? thank you in advance.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    All the bugs related to png chunks & changed set definitions have been fixed (well, I hope so!) in 7.0d.
    I know the exif analysis of the scan quality slow down the loading (if scan status are shown). I am working on optimizing performance.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    Damn, for a strange reason, the set definition on Scryfall changed and should be 2XM*[+border%3Aborderless]*. In the meantime, you can edit it manually in Options > Sets. Of course, it will be corrected in the coming release.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @AnIzzetMage : Thanks for your report. This is a slight error with png exif from the dll. I fixed the bug in 7.0c. Quality tracking is currently enabled for jpg, but disabled for png scans, as exif are not supported by this format. I am working on tagging the pngs with quality characteristics as for jpg with exif.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @ nickman55 : thanks for your report. Double-sided cards are a mess on the Gatherer. The way those are managed is not always the same, and is regulalrly changing. I fixed the bug in 7.0b.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    Version 7.0 is released. Note you will need to update to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2. (if not already done).

    The scan extraction routines have been fully recoded due to a server migration at scryfall. It is now more robust.
    In addition, it is now possible to extract the quality of scans from Scryfall. The saved scans will now have exif data related to their quality in the "comment" exif zone. This would help to better manage scans between the ones with low quality and the ones with high quality, as it appears in the pictures in attachment. You need to activate the option 'show scan status' to get advantage of those new functionalities!

    Moreover, a new panel has been created to get magnified views of scans or to rotate them. Just click on the magnifying lens in the toolbar, or double click on the scan. You will get the full path in the window title, and some image characteristics in the dedicated group (size, dimensions, resolution...)

    Transparency of the Scryfall's pngs are now correctly managed.

    Many minor bugs have been fixed as well.

    Enjoy and feel free to report any bugs you may find. Stay safe.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @ezellohar81: Good news. It will be implemented in release 7.0 to appear.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @ezellohar81: I understand. You obtain what you described because I did not implement anything specific to the naming of the scan file. The file has the same name as if it was stored direcly, in the "super folder" MPS.
    However, I agree with you: the alternate mark could be removed... but only if there are not multiple card copies with same name in the same subset. The case of multiples copies of "Island" in the same subset must be handled sowehow. If for example Island5 and Island6 of MPS have to be renamed Island1 and Island2 in subfolder PSPS0*, it will be a mess because the alternate marks stored are 5 and 6 (according to the GEx table), not 1 and 2. As a consequence The alternate markers 1 and 2 which have been locally redefined have to be stored somehow in the table for GEx to be able to find the correct file when displaying the scan.

    I am not really keen on overloading the data management/data table for this, but I will do it.
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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v7.0 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    @verdealex79 & @ezellohar81 : The imporvement you requested are available in the last release. If you find a bug or something, feel free to report and I will fix it asap.
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