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Octgn and the Star Wars LCG plugin

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Greetings fellow gamers!

 

I've updated the Star Wars LCG Octgn plugin to have included the Frozen in Carbonite fan-made cycle.  And since I don't know where to officially put it, I'm letting anyone who is interested in playing on Octgn to download it off my Google Drive here ( https://drive.google...G29?usp=sharing ).  This will take you into my Octgn image packs folder.  The file you're looking for is Star Wars - The Card Game-2.41.0.0.nupkg.  It's an 11MB file.

 

To update your version of the plugin, simply copy this file into your Octgn\Data\LocalFeed folder, and then start Octgn.  The plugin should automatically update to version 2.41.0.0 and you'll then be able to use the Frozen in Carbonite cards.  If for some reason, this doesn't happen, let me know. 

 

Also, be sure to grab the Frozen in Carbonite image pack from the same folder... I put it in the Cycles subfolder.

 

Many thanks to darthbs for allowing me to put his cycle into my offline deckbuilder and for allowing me to use his cycle to add into Octgn!

 

I'm just going to add the "refurbished Octgn image packs for SW LCG here as I complete them.  Core Set went from 13 MB to 192 MB.  Definite improvement in the card resolution within Octgn, so I think the size is an even trade off for a good looking game.  Thanks again for those PDFs, John!  You can grab the new image packs from the link above.  They will be in their respective folders, either Cycles or Box Sets.

Completed "Refurbished" image packs:

 - Core Set Box (188 MB)

 - Edge of Darkness Deluxe Box (115 MB)

 - Hoth Cycle (162 MB)

 - Echoes of the Force Cycle (159 MB)

 - Between the Shadows Deluxe Box (77 MB)

 - Imperial Entanglements Deluxe Box (77 MB)


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Okay, slight change in the schedule.  John Patterson was kind enough to offer up card scans of all the original FFG cards in 300 dpi.  Since I believe in being as efficient as possible with my time, I'm going to remake all of my Octgn image packs using these higher-res images.  This will also allow me to incorporate these card images into my offline deckbuilder.  I'm done worrying about the size of the install file -  I figure its a moot point now with broadband speeds and whatnot.  If the deckbuilder itself takes too big of a performance hit with the larger card image sizes, I'll see about optimizing some of the Object Pascal code if it comes to that....... ayep, I'm a graphics wh0r3 *sigh*. 

 

Speaking of graphics, Miximus2, if you're reading this, is there any way you can maybe get me higher-res scans of your Mandalorian cycle?  I'm not sure what dpi you saved your PDFs in as I can't see it on the file properties, but even the full-size PDFs look a bit "blocky" at 100%, and when those jpgs "shrink" down to card-size some of the wording is a bit hard to read.  If it's not possible, no problem.  I just want to show your work in it's best light when I make the Octgn image pack for it and add it into my deckbuilder.

 

Anyway, Octgn image packs "refurbished" and put back out onto the Google Drive and then the Mandalorian Cycle.  After that, probably a break to take a breather.  That's another thing I've wanted ask...would the masses prefer I add these files to DropBox or something similar instead of me using my Google Drive?  I have the space on my Drive right now so I've never thought of moving them off, but I can if people feel more "comfortable" grabbing the files from DropBox.

 

And just for my own curiousity, I'm assuming there are a small group of us that still play on Octgn?  I know a lot of the competitive gamers really like Skype with the physical cards, but I'm lazy and I don't want to print/proxy these fan made cycles into sleeves.  For me it's just easier to play it on Octgn with the "digital" cards.

 

And I know Octgn is only PC based.  I've reached out to Jedi-Adam about LackeyCCG plugin for all my Apple friends out there.  Still waiting to hear back from him.  If you see me on Octgn, hit me up for a game, Gamer257 is my tag.


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great job man !!!!



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Core Set image pack for Octgn has been "refurbished".  It weighs in at 192MB.  You can get it from the link in the top post here.  I'll edit that first post as I complete the other image packs.



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Speaking of graphics, Miximus2, if you're reading this, is there any way you can maybe get me higher-res scans of your Mandalorian cycle?  I'm not sure what dpi you saved your PDFs in as I can't see it on the file properties, but even the full-size PDFs look a bit "blocky" at 100%, and when those jpgs "shrink" down to card-size some of the wording is a bit hard to read.  If it's not possible, no problem.  I just want to show your work in it's best light when I make the Octgn image pack for it and add it into my deckbuilder.

 

Hah! Actually a coincidence I opened this thread, only to read my name  :lol: The .xcf (GIMP) and .png files are 'çurrently' saved in 502 x 700 dpi. That was the scale from some of the original templates I got from DarthBS and I kept using that :unsure: The homeprints I did right now seem fairly similar to the original FFG print, apart from the fact that the quality of the printer itself isnt that high. From one website I noticed I might need to rescale them at one point for proper printing, though. Tell me what you need and I'll see what I can do!



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Hah! Actually a coincidence I opened this thread, only to read my name  :lol: The .xcf (GIMP) and .png files are 'çurrently' saved in 502 x 700 dpi. That was the scale from some of the original templates I got from DarthBS and I kept using that :unsure: The homeprints I did right now seem fairly similar to the original FFG print, apart from the fact that the quality of the printer itself isnt that high. From one website I noticed I might need to rescale them at one point for proper printing, though. Tell me what you need and I'll see what I can do!

The 502 x 700 is your card resolution, but do you know what dpi/ppi you saved them at?  300 dpi is our "low-bar" if we can get it.  I can't tell with your PDFs because that info isn't on the Properties->Details tab like on some other PDF files. 

 

I'm not very good at explaining dpi to people, but Scott Ellis wrote a pretty good piece on it 7 yrs. ago ( https://vsellis.com/...-vs-web-images/ ), if you care to do a 5 minute read. 

 

It's not a huge thing, Miximus2.  Like I said, I can use what you've already created.  But if you still have your original card files (I don't know what software you used to create them and save them in), is it possible to re-save those images at a dpi of 300 or better (this might not be possible with the software you used, I don't know).  For example, most imaging/graphics software nowadays have a Image->Resize option which allows you to choose your ppi/dpi of the image you currently have loaded.  The higher your ppi/dpi the more detailed (crisper, sharper) your image will be.



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The 502 x 700 is your card resolution, but do you know what dpi/ppi you saved them at?  300 dpi is our "low-bar" if we can get it.  I can't tell with your PDFs because that info isn't on the Properties->Details tab like on some other PDF files. 

 

I'm not very good at explaining dpi to people, but Scott Ellis wrote a pretty good piece on it 7 yrs. ago ( https://vsellis.com/...-vs-web-images/ ), if you care to do a 5 minute read. 

 

It's not a huge thing, Miximus2.  Like I said, I can use what you've already created.  But if you still have your original card files (I don't know what software you used to create them and save them in), is it possible to re-save those images at a dpi of 300 or better (this might not be possible with the software you used, I don't know).  For example, most imaging/graphics software nowadays have a Image->Resize option which allows you to choose your ppi/dpi of the image you currently have loaded.  The higher your ppi/dpi the more detailed (crisper, sharper) your image will be.

 

The program I have been using is GIMP (open source Photoshop alternative). I checked out some things and think the default dpi was a lousy 11? I rescaled some of the cards to 300, but I don't see a lot of difference when I put the 11 and 300 versions side by side  :blink:. From the article you provided I read that might not be visible on a computer screen, but it will in print? 

 

I am going to need some time to rescale all of the images. Also, as i'm in the process of playtesting some of the cards, there might be some slight alterations. Is it a lot of work for you to update cards in your deckbuilder or OCTGN that might change in the future? 



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The program I have been using is GIMP (open source Photoshop alternative). I checked out some things and think the default dpi was a lousy 11? I rescaled some of the cards to 300, but I don't see a lot of difference when I put the 11 and 300 versions side by side  :blink:. From the article you provided I read that might not be visible on a computer screen, but it will in print? 

 

I am going to need some time to rescale all of the images. Also, as i'm in the process of playtesting some of the cards, there might be some slight alterations. Is it a lot of work for you to update cards in your deckbuilder or OCTGN that might change in the future? 

Nope, alter all you want...easy adjustment on my end.  And if you're not noticing much difference on a comp screen (which is where Octgn is played) don't worry about it.  I haven't started yet, as I'm still refurbishing all of the Octgn image packs with the new high-res scans.