A while ago, Ilya B started a topic here about improving the design of the battelfield. Part of this suggestion included a "display image with text" mode for cards, which I implemented.
The design is not "great" for now, but I'll try to improve it based on Ilya B's templates (note that these templates cannot be used "as is" for now because IMO they are way to close to MTG's templates, and I don't like this for legal reasons, so they'll need to be slightly updated)
Additionally, I used the opportunity to support "real card name" for card pictures.
so now, instead of 12345.jpg, card pictures can be named "Ancestor's Chosen.jpg", etc...
The result is that Wagic is now more or less directly compatible with the "tiny crops" pictures that can be downloaded from slightlyMagic: http://www.slightlymagic.net/forum/view ... 4658#p4658 (look for "tiny crops").
You basically put these picture files instead of the usual images, no need to rename with ids, and you're set to go (you still need the thumbnails, though)
Benefits of the tiny crops:
- The text that shows on the card is the most recent text from the database, no more ruling issue
- The images takes basically twice less space in Ram on the PSP. Can probably even be pushed to a quarter by resizing the pictures to ...x128. This will allow a smoother experience for PSP owners.
- Images will take much less space on your memory stick as well
Benefits of the new naming convention:
- This should allow people to directly use MWS image sets in Wagic, or with minor modifications
The change is backward compatible, current image format and naming still work, of course