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Lets update the online SBB
« on: October 12, 2016, 04:59:37 PM »
hi,
I'm playing mage wars for more than two years now. I wasn't active in the forum but regular visited it for deck and strategy inspiration. Until Academy came out here in Germany I used the online spellbook builder to build my decks, because it was accessible and relatively simple. I also liked the iPad app but both are outdated for quiet a while now, much to the disappointment of the community. OCTGN also includes a decent spellbook builder, I used it briefly, but for me as a Mac User its not really accessible and running OCTGN under wine is not really stable which leads to frustration. I'm aware of other ambitions people who are developing spellbook builders. As a Java Programmer I thought about this myself, I really appreciate many new features in OCTGN or in the builders that are being developed but I also would be satisfied with a updated version of the official spellbook builder. So lets update it ...

Since it is a web application 95% of its source is accessible and can be downloaded and modified. Adding new sets, mages and cards is relatively easy. As you can see here, I already did this partially: https://pl.vc/7w0vv

The actual work lies in getting and formating the card data and images for all academy sets and PvS. OCTGN could be a source for both although image quality there is quite bad.

I could convert the set.xml files from OCTGN but i currently don't have access. If arcane wonders could then place all card images of the academy sets and PvS into http://forum.arcanewonders.com/cards/ where all the other cards can be found, the update would be complete.

In near future i also think that further features are possible like: adding the promos in a new set, display only academy cards or even a language selection.

to summarize: I looked into the code and already fixed most of the stuff that needs to be done. (like adding new sets, mages (academy)). I could aid in the update of the official spellbook builder if AW is interested. Updating the SBB is really simple and the community seams to be willing to help.

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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 12:18:21 PM »
I read that you're from Germany.
Look there: http://www.foren.pegasus.de/foren/topic/26014-deckbuilding-software-auf-deutsch/page-9
Maybe in short time we will see a spellbook builder which you can use in many languages with all of the German and maybe English cards.

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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 01:16:00 PM »
to summarize: I looked into the code and already fixed most of the stuff that needs to be done. (like adding new sets, mages (academy)). I could aid in the update of the official spellbook builder if AW is interested. Updating the SBB is really simple and the community seams to be willing to help.

Please contact Laddinfance if you haven't already.
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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 01:39:39 PM »
I actually contacted him.

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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 01:57:15 PM »
I read that you're from Germany.
Look there: http://www.foren.pegasus.de/foren/topic/26014-deckbuilding-software-auf-deutsch/page-9
Maybe in short time we will see a spellbook builder which you can use in many languages with all of the German and maybe English cards.


Hi FireMage,
I already read your post and I'm interested in your SBB, could I get a beta version? Personally I think that a web spell book builder has some advantages over a desktop java application, when it comes to easy accessibility from multiple devices. On the other hand my german friends didn't use the online spellbook builder since all its card are in english, so language may also reduce accessibility. Although I play with german cards I now know all the english titles from using the spell book builder.

So I see room for both, an updated official web sbb and your desktop version which has additional features and could support multiple languages. Concerning the first I'm delighted that AW is interested in my help which I will gladly provide, but I also could give you feedback or even a hand because thats basically my profession as a Computer Scientist and HCI Researcher.

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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2016, 08:39:06 AM »

So I see room for both, an updated official web sbb and your desktop version which has additional features and could support multiple languages. Concerning the first I'm delighted that AW is interested in my help which I will gladly provide, but I also could give you feedback or even a hand because thats basically my profession as a Computer Scientist and HCI Researcher.

Welcome to the Mage Wars community!

Looking forward to your contributions.

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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2016, 01:37:12 PM »

So I see room for both, an updated official web sbb and your desktop version which has additional features and could support multiple languages. Concerning the first I'm delighted that AW is interested in my help which I will gladly provide, but I also could give you feedback or even a hand because thats basically my profession as a Computer Scientist and HCI Researcher.

Welcome to the Mage Wars community!

Looking forward to your contributions.

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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 09:14:50 AM »
I just posted an update of my spellbook builder that includes PvS and LG, read more at http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=17116.30

Cheers

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Re: Lets update the online SBB
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 04:02:48 PM »
I just posted an update of my spellbook builder that includes PvS and LG, read more at http://forum.arcanewonders.com/index.php?topic=17116.30

Cheers

And now has Academy cards (core set + both expansions)!

It doesn't have Academy mage ability cards or spell book building restrictions (yet), but in principle you could still use it to build a 40-point book using the appropriate Arena counterpart and limiting yourself to spells from Academy sets and spell book building rules; those rules just aren't enforced in the builder.
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