Apr 08

OCTGNGames.com is closing down

Hi everybody,

Thank you for the support you’ve shown for the OCTGN Game Directory all these years. This blog started out as a free message board a long time ago, and had eventually evolved into this network of wordpress pages. The Game Directory was created as a way to consolidate all the games available on OCTGN into one easy to access location, for players to see what’s available to play, as well as a platform for OCTGN game developers to share their work and provide supporting documentation.

Since then, OCTGN has grown and evolved as more and more people discovered it. One of the most beneficial features for the community was the addition of the Game Feed system, where users can view a list of games from within OCTGN, and subscribe to automatic updates of game files. We were quick to adopt this system, and began hosting all of our games there. The OCTGN Game Directory’s primary focus shifted from a network of blogs, to a hosted Nuget feed. Eventually, we were added as a default feed in OCTGN, so now everybody had easy access to its games.

With easy access to all available games on the feed, it became apparent that this website was becoming obsolete. We kept it going for two main reasons: For game developers to organize relevant documentation and download links for their game’s image packs, and for players to see announcements and details on game package updates. However, many newer game developers chose to host their own external game pages, making the list of games on this site different from that on the feed. Some games also stopped updating, and were no longer compatible with OCTGN’s current versions.

The final kicker was the realization that the current traffic and utility of the site could not justify its hosting fees, as well as the routine maintenance and upkeep required to keep it going. So the decision was made to close down the site. Simply put, it just isn’t a necessary service anymore.

The shutdown will occur in stages.
– First, we will remove this landing page. Individual game pages will stay open and be accessible for now. We need to give enough time for game developers to update their games to point URLs to their new hosting locations.
– On June 1st, 2020, we will remove all pages from the site. Existing links to game pages will no longer work.

What this means for the OCTGN user:
Not very much. You will still be able to find information on your installed games, you just need to follow the link found in OCTGN’s game manager.

What this means for game developers hosting pages on the site:
1) You must find a new hosting location for your game’s webpage. WordPress offers free hosting, but you can use your own hosting if you wish.
2) You can export a copy of your game’s current page by going into the dashboard, then Tools, then Export. You should then be able to import it into any WordPress account.
3) You must update your game’s GameUrl and SetsUrl attributes in the game definition, and make sure they are pointing to the new location. You will need to push out an update to the game.

OCTGN is not shutting down. Our game feed is not shutting down. All of the games will continue to be available in OCTGN’s game feed. This is the just the logical next phase of the OCTGN game directory.

Thank you all for your continued support over all these years. If you have any questions, please join the OCTGN Discord server at http://discord.gg/Yn3Jrpj and let us know in the #general channel.

Sincerely,
OCTGN Game Directory
OCTGNGames.com

Mar 29

New home!

https://ahlcgoctgn.wordpress.com/

We’ve finished setting up the new site to post updates and we are moving there. Bookmark or follow the new blog, however is the most convenient for you. And because resources are limited, the new site might not be as pretty as this one here. Pretty or not, it will serve its purpose of being an image site for AHLCG’s OCTGN module.

Say goodbye to this site, we’re moving to a new one! 😀

Mar 27

Moving home 😱

This is all happening so fast and all of a sudden! We’re moving the site to another home. The reason for this change is because the OCTGN developers are phasing out the now-obsolete octgngames.com sites.

We are setting up the new site at the moment, and we will make a new post linking to it once we’ve moved all the data there. Hang tight!

Other than the change in URL, everything will stay the same.

And with FFG’s delay in release until after April, there will only be an update for Weaver of the Cosmos on the day the pack is supposed to come out. Keep an eye on for the release next weekend.

Stay safe everyone.

Mar 24

The finale of The Dream-Eaters

We’re coming to the finish line for TDE! Campaign A has been released, and while we’re still waiting for the rest of Campaign B to come out, we have some updates for you guys.

As you may have noticed, we’ve reorganized the Image Pack page and group complete cycles into a single file for easy download and management. We will only do this when we have scans (not watermarked) images of the cards. And since Return to boxes are released way after the cycle is complete, you will see a separate entry for them under a complete cycle. Once the Return box is released, we will group it into the main cycle, like what you’re seeing with the Core, TDL and PTC.

You can also see that some files have .zip extension and some have .o8c. Because we want to release image packs in parallel with the module’s releases, we have to include watermarked images, as scanned images usually come later on. To differentiate, .zip files consist of watermarked images, while .o8c files have scanned (larger/more HQ) images.

What this means is that with this update, all packs up to 06.2 – A Thousand Shapes of Horror, and all standalone except Labyrinth and the Book series are scan images. And if you haven’t updated your card images yet, now’s a good time to do it. Just download the new files and install them on OCTGN, they’ll replace the old images.

We also sneaked in Hotel & Blob in an update for you. Check them out, they’re really interesting and fun scenarios.

Remember to check back in often to catch the last pack of TDE when you see an update for the game on OCTGN! When we have scans for the whole TDE, we’ll group it up too, so do redownload them to update your game. See you when The Insmouth Conpsiracy comes! Stay safe out there!

Mar 21

FFTCG – Plugin Release (ver 0.2.1.6)

– All 140 Opus X! – Soldier’s Return – cards are now available, featuring characters from Final Fantasy I, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy XV, and more!
– Added image pack for the above
– Added initial support for Counters on cards such as Edge, Garnet, and the new Monsters. Currently you will have to add Counters manually, but future releases will have support for automatic Counter tracking

For first-time OCTGN players, you can download the updated instruction manual here!

Feb 20

Updates!!!!!

As some of you may have noticed, the Image Pack page has been updated with the latest pack released. Many of the newly added image packs are watermarked images already released on FFG’s official site so we’re just repackaging them into OCTGN image packs for you. We will continue to try our best to procure HQ images to replace and release them after the 6-months period as has been the rules here.

The AHLCG plugin in OCTGN have also been updated, and from now on, the watermarked image packs will be released along with each update patch for the plugin. Be sure to check back regularly.

The User Guide has also been updated, so you can go there and check it out. There we have written down how you can run the game, how to set it up, as well as tips and tricks on how to make the most use out of the infrastructure we have.

Let us know what you think, and contact us at the Mythos Buster’s Discord server!

Aug 10

Update 1.0.7.2 – Dragon Saga

Dragon Saga set block has been added, along with some major changes to the way targeting automation is done. Banlist has also been updated.

The community participated a lot in the development, and it was fun working with everyone! Big thanks to Archangel(Ameya), Andi, Getsuga and Slagz. And the many others who helped with testing! I couldn’t have done this alone.

-Nitrox

Jul 14

FFTCG – Plugin Release (ver 0.2.0.8)

– All 124 Opus IX – Lords & Chaos – cards are now available, featuring characters from Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy TYPE-0, Final Fantasy XII, and more!
– Added image pack for the above
– Locke [9-039C] and Agrias [7-106L] now have a function to search the deck for the first occurring card as per their abilities.

For first-time OCTGN players, you can download the updated instruction manual here!

Jun 23

Update 1.0.6.0 – Episode 3

Episode 3 set block has been added. Banlists and stuff wil be updated soon.

Big thanks to Ameya for help with adding the set data and images.

-Nitrox

Dec 09

My Little Pony CCG Update 2.3.0.0: Friends Forever

Patch Notes 2.3.0.0

Changes

  • Added Friends Forever set
  • Fixed a bug in Duplicate function that would crash the function if only 1 copy is duplicated

In the next update, I’ll be focusing on updating Villain Challenge and adding in the Queen Chrysalis challenge. Other than that, feel free to give any feedback/suggestions and report any bugs. Enjoy the new set!