SW:CCG Apprentice patch is forthcoming

Discussion in 'Games: CCG, TCG, and Boardgames' started by Bib Fortuna Twi'lek, Feb 21, 2004.

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  1. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Many of you may have heard of Apprentice; it's a program originally designed to play Magic The Gathering online, and it was also adapted to play LOTR TCG too. Myself and a couple others have been working on figuring out how to play SWCCG on Apprentice, and we think we have the mechanics worked out, so all we have to do now is type in the card stats.

    Apprentice is much faster, smoother and more reliable than Cardtable, so if any of you would like to try playing SWCCG online, Apprentice is the way to go.

    I'll let you guys know when the patch is finished, plus all the various things you'll need to know about how to work it. Managing the flow of the Force is the trickiest part, but I'm sure it'll be easy to get the hang of.
  2. jacemathem Force Ghost

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    Wow, thanks Bib! Keep us updated! :cool:
  3. ig-812 Jedi Knight

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    i was just thinking it would be great to be able to play online.

    pm me if you need any help.
  4. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    An online version would be great. I tried the Cardtable version but couldn't get it to work. So something else would make me happy. Especially since I think I'm the only player left in my state.
  5. Bacabachaui Manager Emeritus

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    I have used Apprentice for the TCG and it works excellent. Much better than cardtable.
  6. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Patch status update: I've just about finished with the Hoth set, so it'll still be a while before the patch is finished.
  7. ig-812 Jedi Knight

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    what will be the minimum system requirements to play?
  8. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    You can find out at the Apprentice site, www.morgulgates.com
  9. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    You can find out at the Apprentice site, www.morgulgates.com
  10. NateDanger Jedi Knight

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    This sounds great! I'll be looking forward to trying the patch. Thanks! :)
  11. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Looks like there will be a delay; I was midway through Special Edition this morning when I had a power crash, and I lost what I had worked on recently. I had a backup, but it was only updated through Dagobah, so I have to redo the Cloud City and Jabba's Palace cards before I can get back to where I was. :(
  12. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Status update:

    Both Light Side and Dark Side cards through the Cloud City set are in the patch (I had previously only done Dark Side cards).
  13. ig-812 Jedi Knight

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    does that mean we can play?! :)
  14. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    The site that hosts the Apprentice program doesn't seem to be working.
  15. ig-812 Jedi Knight

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    yeah, i got apprentice off a dragon ball z site. i'll try and find it for you.

    apprentice

    go to bottom of page.
  16. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Light side and Dark side through the Endor set are done now. Progress is slow but steady.
  17. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    Thanks ig-812. Now when can we have that patch?
  18. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    I'll distribute it once it's done. It wouldn't do to have an incomplete patch floating around.

    I'm almost done with Death Star II now.
  19. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Coruscant is nearly complete.
  20. ig-812 Jedi Knight

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    wow! your cruising.
  21. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    I'm working on Virtual set #4 now. Almost done!
  22. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    The patch is more or less done now. I just need to go over it and make sure there are no errors.
  23. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Okay, it's done now. I've passed it on to another person who is doing an independent error check, so it should be ready to distribute as soon as he's finished. Contact me by AIM or E-mail if you want the patch.

    Here's how certain game functions work:

    Force activation and use:

    Click on your Library and shift-drag the cards 1 at a time to the gaming surface. Make the Force and Used Piles a horizontal row at the top (or bottom, depending on which side of the screen you are using) of your screen. When you use Force, drag the rightmost card of your Force Pile to the next card in your Used Pile.

    Locations:

    The first number listed in a location's stats is the Dark Side Force icons, followed by Light.

    Destinies:

    When a card is in your hand, the number you see is not its deploy/forfeit cost, but its destiny number. You will need to right-click on the card and view it to see its deploy cost (if any).

    Objectives:

    I made two separate cards for each Objective, representing the front and the back. You will need to include both cards in your deck, and flip the appropriate one face-up/down as necessary.


    Any other questions, feel free to ask.
  24. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    I put the patch on my website. You can download it here (right click-save as).

    If any newer versions are put out I'll replace the file.
  25. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Also, the best place to download the Apprentice files is at www.winnieinternet.com/games/lotr

    Go to the Links section and click on the Apprentice link.
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