Jump to content

Welcome to Card Game DB
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Windows-based Offline AGoT Deck Builder

- - - - - Offline Deck builder

  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#1
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

I'm freely sharing my creation with anyone who may have a similar need to my own.  At times, I'm not in a location where I can access the Internet, so ThronesDB and CardgameDB deck builders aren't available to me.  So, I decided to "goof around" and make my own AGoT deck builder that works on Windows OS.

 

FFUNO5I.png

 

If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, I've uploaded it to my Google drive.  You can use the following link to access the self-extracting install file.

 

https://drive.google...TDg&usp=sharing

 

If you do use it, I'd really like to hear any constructive criticism you have about the program.  It's version 1.0 right now and I know it's a little 'rough', but I didn't want to make any more changes to it, until I got some feedback from some users.  Anyway, enjoy!


  • Rave, agktmte, Searlichek and 5 others like this

#2
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

Update:  I tried following my own instructions.....ugh....PAIN.  So I bundled everything up in a nice self-extracting install file.  MUCH EASIER to install on a Windows device now.



#3
HolyTispon

HolyTispon

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts

It's really great but my immediate first comment is - can you add the ability to load an octgn file? Right now I can't access my decks in txt forms because thronesdb is down. I don't actually save txt files and so I can't use it to edit my decks. Seems to me, if the point is to have an offline editor - it's best to be able to also load (and not just export) octgn files.

Also, is updating new cards only manual? Each card in Wolves of the North would have to be added individually?

 

Thanks for doing this and sharing!


  • hanotsri likes this

#4
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

That's a great idea, and it never crossed my mind because of the way I was using the app.  The app itself saves decks as flat text files, but these are slightly different from the exported text files (that's why I had the exported decks folder vs. the decks folder).  So I'd been saving and tweaking my decks with the app through the decks folder, and then just exporting my changes as a new Octgn export.

 

But I like your idea....yeah, I can make it so that you could load in an Octgn file and then tweak it that way.  Give me a day or so and I'll see what I can come up with.

 

Right now, updating new cards to the 'database' is manual only.  It's a labor of love.  I scan the new cards once I've bought them and then I add them in one-at-a-time by dragging the scanned image where it belongs and then filling in all the information for the card.  Press the Save Card button and then on to the next one. 

 

After I have them manually entered this way, I then have to take the Octgn set for the new pack/deluxe and put it through another tool I wrote that strips out the card names and their unique Octgn ID numbers and save it as text that gets added to the Octgn.txt file.  This is done so the Octgn exports continue to work properly.  The add new cards tab was how I initially built the Cards.txt file that the program uses.

 

My intentions are to keep the files up-to-date as each new chapter pack / deluxe box comes out and then release a self-extracting file to my Google Drive so anyone that wants to keep using the app just needs to download the latest 'patch' to remain up-to-date.


  • IdeYoshiya, agktmte and HolyTispon like this

#5
Byte

Byte

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Thank you very mucho, Gamer257. That´s exactly what I was looking for. 



#6
HolyTispon

HolyTispon

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts

Your labor is much appreciated. 



#7
dcdennis

dcdennis

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 451 posts
Might be a dumb question....but why not just use OCTGNs deck builder? you don't need to be online for that. Pretty much looks exactly like what you just recreated.

#8
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts
Yeah, this true...but Octgn doesn't allow me to analyze the deck once I've built it, or draw sample starting hands to see how my setup is gonna go. And really, I just wanted an excuse to program something in Object Pascal. And my version tries to guide the user into building a proper tournament deck. It edits the deck as you build it. As far as I know, Octgn does not have this.

This stupid cold has me running a day late. Next version is almost ready. Save/Load octgn decks is implemented. Got rid of the Export decks menu tab...everything is now under the files menu tab. Files are now either octgn or text (text files can be printed out for a tourney deck list if you need it). And finally, finishing up card names so they now show where they come from...for example, Will (Taking the Black). Needed this for when we see identical card titles, ala Catlyn Stark.
  • kizerman86 and HolyTispon like this

#9
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

Version 1.0.2.2 is now available!  

 

https://drive.google...TDg&usp=sharing

 

If you've downloaded before, just grab the Update_v1.0.2.2.exe file.  If it's your first time checking it out, grab the AGoT_LCG_Deckbuilder_Setup.exe instead.

 

As always, constructive criticism, feedback, suggestions are always welcome!  

 

Game on!


  • agktmte and HolyTispon like this

#10
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

Well, I have Wolves of the North entered into my offline deckbuilder, but I'm waiting for the Deluxe to be released on Octgn so I can incorporate the Octgn deck saving/loading with those new cards.

 

Just checking, but do you guys want me to continue with this for the community?  Does it have value for you all?  I'm going to keep doing it for myself, but I won't keep posting about it here if there is no interest or value to the community.  Let me know! 



#11
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

3qccXfS.png

 

Offline AGoT LCG Deckbuilder version 1.0.3.1 now available!

 

https://drive.google...TDg&usp=sharing

 

Version 1.0.3.1  (04/09/2016)

Updates:
 - Added Wolves of the North Deluxe Expansion!
 
 - Removed the 'Add Cards to Database' tab, as it was really only meant for me
   to add the cards to the database.  Got rid of the clutter. :)

 - Added Grid Filter buttons.



#12
HolyTispon

HolyTispon

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 16 posts

I think there's value. I usually have internet connection so I don't usually need it, but I think it's cool. 



#13
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

Version 1.0.3.2 is now available.

 

https://drive.google...TDg&usp=sharing

 

Update:

  

 - Added a Traits filter dropdown list to the Grid Filter buttons section of the app.



#14
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

Version 1.0.4.1 now available

 

https://drive.google...TDg&usp=sharing

 

Version 1.0.4.1  (04/23/2016)

Bug fixes:
 - Refactored code for saving the Octgn files and modified the Octgn.txt file
   to better handle card titles in different sets and card titles with 'special'
   characters in them.  There should no longer be any "bad" octgn decks when you
   load them into Octgn.  If the 'Check My Deck' button passes your deck, you
   should be legal to play online in Octgn.
   
Update:
 - Added Sets Filter button. 



#15
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

Calm Over Westeros added!

 

https://drive.google...TDg&usp=sharing

 

Offline deckbuilder now up-to-date with Calm Over Westeros.  2 files on the Google drive.  Calm Over Westeros setup file contains the the images and DB files to bring the app up-to-date. 

 

Never tried it yet?  Then get the Full setup file (~74MB)

 

And as always, if you find any bugs or errors, then please let me know.  I do it for the love of the game.



#16
CrocodileJames

CrocodileJames

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 54 posts
I would love to see this ported to android as I don't own a pc or laptop. Looks like a brilliant aid

#17
Gamer257

Gamer257

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 231 posts

I would love to see this ported to android as I don't own a pc or laptop. Looks like a brilliant aid


I've been toying with that idea myself, and you're not the first to mention it. Right now, I don't know if I have the time. Work is requiring me to learn and become a .Net developer, so currently my focus is there. But future, I would like to port it.

#18
fatelesscn

fatelesscn

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 41 posts

i am a author of agot2 on octgn .can i help you to improve your program?



#19
Searlichek

Searlichek

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 13 posts

Thank you for this! My internet connection is very shaky at the moment, so I really appreciate the work you have done!



#20
ClovisJr

ClovisJr

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 41 posts

Wow.. good job, i'm using a lot. Thanks







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Offline, Deck builder