Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

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karmi
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Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by karmi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:46 am

Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

With this plug-in for Magic Set Editor 2, anyone can create rather authentic looking Middle-earth CCG card images in just a few moments. The plug-in contains a regular template for MeCCG cards, as well as templates for Dream Cards and Virtual Cards.

Installation:
  • Download MSE and install it.
  • Download the plug-in and uncompress it.
  • Copy the fonts from \meccg-fonts folder to c:\windows\fonts or wherever your computer put its fonts.
  • Copy all other meccg-folders to c:\Program Files\Magic Set Editor 2\data (modify the path correspondingly if you chose to install MSE elsewhere).
Creating cards:
  1. Click on Add Card (at the right of the top toolbar)
  2. Click on the card frame (anywhere that is not within a dotted field) and change the card type to what you want.
  3. Fill in the fields bordered by dotted lines.
  4. Some fields do not show the appropriate icons until you type something in them (Mind, Influence, Sp etc.)
  5. You can transform letters [dDsSbBfFHKRwc] to region and site symbols ( [-me_wi-] [-me_ha-] )from Format->Insert Symbol menu, or with Ctrl+M (where applicable, DC template has additional symbols, which you can find from the menu).
  6. MeCCG cards do not show rarity, but you can define it anyway by clicking the invisible field below the "Set" field on the bottom right.
  7. You can select the fields you want to see in the card list (on the right) from the menu: Cards -> Card List Columns…
  8. Edit the details of your set from “Set info” tab.
  9. Save your set (File -> Save)
  10. Export it as individual JPEGs or as xml (GCCG-compatible)
Current issues:
  • Lithos font does not have a “+” sign.
  • Card title font is not the absolute correct one.
  • Export xml template is out of date with all the new DC additions.
  • Xml is exported with wrong encoding (Solution: open with Notepad and Save as… with ANSI encoding before using with GCCG).
  • Got more?
Thanks:
  • marcos (VC template)
  • Skafger and IhsanShade (DC template)
  • Adanedhel and VastorPer (ideas and QA)
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Last edited by karmi on Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.

marcos
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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by marcos » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:41 pm

we are still missing the horizontal region frame

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by Wolverine » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:52 am

Ummm, UBER cool!

I have been so darn busy, but a quick note to whomever is reading this... I am a new MECCG player, tried to get into the game in 2003 but had no money and the player pool was nil here in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Since it has grown to a collective die-hards and I have dropped the big fat investment in obtaining a great collection!

I am VERY excited to see that there is hopes for "Virtual" sets much to the likes of Star Wars (Decipher's) fan base, The Players Commitee (www.swccgpc.com) to which is the other major CCG game I have invested / play in.

Hope to be posting here soon all the time and perhaps volunteering where I can!

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by daedel » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:18 am

One probably silly question...

I have been able to download and install MSE, but cannot move fonts into windows font directory. I suspect it's because of the format of the font (*.png). Any suggestions?

Regards,

daedel.

karmi
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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by karmi » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:20 am

All the fonts are in the subfolder called "/meccg-installation". You are trying to move some other files to windows/fonts.

daedel
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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by daedel » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:15 pm

You are right. My bad. Thanks a lot for that.

karmi
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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by karmi » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:37 am

Added a Jungle icon for DC and DC region templates.

Vastor Peredhil
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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:43 pm

But where did you put them on download?

karmi
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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by karmi » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Zip file (in the first post).

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by karmi » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:48 pm

Minor bug fix: do not show the region mask when choosing art for other card types.

Also changed the misleading fonts directory name to "meccg-fonts".

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by Kjeld » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:47 pm

Is it possible to increase the resolution, or even change the file type, when exporting the card image from MSE? Right now, all I can export is a 420 x 590 jpg file, which isn't great for text.

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:08 pm

use the in program print option that will help

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by Mordakai » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:47 pm

Once you have all the cards ready, put size to 300% and export them in .PNG format. That will give you a very good resolution
C'mon, not the Elves of Lindon AGAIN...

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by Kjeld » Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:47 pm

Mordakai wrote:Once you have all the cards ready, put size to 300% and export them in .PNG format. That will give you a very good resolution
Ah, thanks, that helps!

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Re: Create your own MeCCG cards with MSE plugin

Post by Mordakai » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:38 pm

Kjeld wrote:
Mordakai wrote:Once you have all the cards ready, put size to 300% and export them in .PNG format. That will give you a very good resolution
Ah, thanks, that helps!
Anytime :wink:
C'mon, not the Elves of Lindon AGAIN...

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