Volunteer Needed: Someone to update Holotable

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Volunteer Needed: Someone to update Holotable

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So I have been updating Holotable when new sets come out since 7.3. But the last two sets I spent more time updating Holotable than I have playing online. Since set 8 is supposed to be a really big set, I am preemptively bowing out. I just won't have the time or inclination to get it done. So if someone wants to do it, all you need is MS Paint, Notepad, a PDF reader and to download GIMP: https://www.gimp.org

If someone volunteers I can walk them through it, just PM me. Thanks in advance.


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Thanks for your work in this area, Ryan! Someone jump on this opportunity, please.
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sac89837 wrote:So I have been updating Holotable when new sets come out since 7.3. But the last two sets I spent more time updating Holotable than I have playing online. Since set 8 is supposed to be a really big set, I am preemptively bowing out. I just won't have the time or inclination to get it done. So if someone wants to do it, all you need is MS Paint, Notepad, a PDF reader and to download GIMP: https://www.gimp.org

If someone volunteers I can walk them through it, just PM me. Thanks in advance.
I can help out.

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Second what Shoe said, thx for doing that, and thx to Apployn for stepping up!
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How to update the CDF file:

Remember to never erase a \n or you will cause the text parser to throw an error. Always save the CDF after adding a card and load it into Holotable to make sure you didn't make a mistake.

Step 1: Pick a card that is similar as possible and copy and paste it. Make sure to maintain alphabetical order.

Step 2: Change the path to the new set. For Example: card "/starwars/Virtual1-Dark/t_djaspuhr"
The card name can be anything, but the format we have been using is t_ then the card name without spaces all lower case.

Step 3: Change the title and destiny, add a (V) if not a full template card. For Example: "•Djas Puhr (V) (1)

Step 4: Change the type if need. The rarity is the underlying cards rarity. For Example: \nDark Character - Alien [R2]

Step 5: Change the name of the set. This is the grouping for the drop down. For Example: \nSet: Virtual Set 1

Step 6: Change stats if needed. For Example: \nPower: 2 Ability: 4 Force-Sensitive\nDeploy: 4 Forfeit: 4

Step 7: Change/Add Icons as needed. For Example: \nIcons: Warrior

Step 8: The only time we add to lore is characteristics, but lore is frequently blanked. For Example: \n\nLore: Male Sakiyan, a race often employed as assassins. Bounty hunter. Incredible infrared peripheral vision. Has excellent aural and olfactory senses. Often tracks by scent.

Step 9: The long part, change the game text. Remember to always end with a double quote (") and never put one in the text or you will break the text parser. For Example: \n\nText: Power, defense value, and forfeit +1 for each [Dark Side Force] icon here. Your total ability may not be reduced at same site. Your Force drains here may not be canceled by [Reflections III] Leia."
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How to create the images for Holotable.

Step 1: Download and install GIMP: https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

Step 2: Download and open the new set PDF

Step 3: Set the zoom level to 148%, you might have to adjust +/- 2% because the cards images are slightly different sizes.

Step 4: Print Screen into Paint

Step 5: Make a copy of the underlying card gif (the large one) into the new directory and LARGE subirectory and rename it, and open it in GIMP.

Step 6: Switch the image mode to RGB otherwise it will look odd.

Step 7a: For 1/2 slips just copy the slip and paste it over the old text.
Step 7b: For full slips paste over the whole card.
Step 7c: C-Slips are the worst, you have to break the slip into 3 pieces.

Step 8: Scale the image down to 62x87 and save a copy to root set directory with a t_ prefix. Don't overwrite the original image.

Step 9: Open Holodeck and double check your work to make sure the file name in the CDF matches image names. Otherwise you'll get a red X.
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Can a mod please move this to the HT discussion and sticky it?

And thank you, Ryan for writing this all out!!!

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chriskelly wrote:Can a mod please move this to the HT discussion and sticky it?
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The text for the Dark Side for Set 8 is done. The forums won't let me upload .cdf files, so I renamed it .txt. You'll need to rename it as .cdf.

If you see any typos, please let me know, and I'll fix it.
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Apollyon wrote:The text for the Dark Side for Set 8 is done. The forums won't let me upload .cdf files, so I renamed it .txt. You'll need to rename it as .cdf.

If you see any typos, please let me know, and I'll fix it.
Thanks for doing this, it looks great!

A few things I noticed:
Alert My Star Destroyer! (V) missing "into hand"
For Double Back (V) and Sonic Bombardment (V): instead of "Search your Reserve Deck; take X into hand; reshuffle." you should say "Take X into hand from Reserve Deck; reshuffle." (even though Sonic Bombardment non-v has the Search your Reserve Deck..." wording. Decipher stopped using this wording after Jabba's Palace)
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Echo Base Trooper wrote:
Apollyon wrote:The text for the Dark Side for Set 8 is done. The forums won't let me upload .cdf files, so I renamed it .txt. You'll need to rename it as .cdf.

If you see any typos, please let me know, and I'll fix it.
Thanks for doing this, it looks great!

A few things I noticed:
Alert My Star Destroyer! (V) missing "into hand"
For Double Back (V) and Sonic Bombardment (V): instead of "Search your Reserve Deck; take X into hand; reshuffle." you should say "Take X into hand from Reserve Deck; reshuffle." (even though Sonic Bombardment non-v has the Search your Reserve Deck..." wording. Decipher stopped using this wording after Jabba's Palace)
Starkiller Base: Interrogation Room is missing a space between the title and destiny number
Thanks for looking at it, I corrected all of the issues you noticed and reuploaded it in the previous post.

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A couple of sets were listed incorrectly. I fixed those as well.
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Light Side text is done, and a cool person let me know about a double capitalization.
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Take 1 on the Dark side images. Some of them don't fit well (I'm bad at image editing), but it's a start.

I need to redo Double Back.
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Light side images. There's a white line through one of them that I'll work on later.
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Is this still being updated?

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Holotable is up to date, with all legal cards being available.

I'm sure volunteers willing to follow the above instructions once v9 comes out (text is finalized and graphics are released) would be welcome!

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I'm working on updating Holotable for the new set as we metaphorically speak.

I'm hoping to have the text done by tonight and the graphics done by tomorrow.

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