You can download the latest release of OCTGN software here.
Once installed it will automatically check for updates and install them when you load the program.
Install The Lord of the Rings game definition
The first thing you’ll need to do is add a game feed. This tells OCTGN where the latest versions of various supported games can be found, including the Lord of the Rings. If you have already added this feed to OCGTN when installing other games you can skip this stage.
Within the Game Manager tab there is an “Add Game Feed” button, press this. You can call the feed anything you like – “OCTGN Game Directory” is as good as anything.
The URL you need to enter for the feed name is http://www.myget.org/F/octgngamedirectory/
Once the feed is added, selecting it from the Drop-down menu will show a list of games you can install.
Click on the LotR game entry and then press the install button. That’s it, simple, and right after you can play it in your computer, with a tv screen or even with a projector for more screen space, Check This Out to find the righ options for this.
The image files for the cards are an optional download. If you don’t install these o8c files, the game will create really cool proxy cards for you containing everything you need to play. The most recent sets are censored, i.e. they don’t contain all the card text. These are updated with the full card text when the cards have been out for 3 months and the o8c file with the card images will be made available after 6 months.
All the quest decks are built into the game and will be installed into your “OCTGN/Deck/Lord of the Rings – The Card Game” folder when you install the game. You can create your own player decks (.o8d) using the built in Deck Editor. There are 2 versions of all the official quest decks, normal and easy. These decks are separated into different sub-folders.
Card Image Packs
All the card image files can be found on the Image Pack page.
Install Card Images
So you have downloaded all the files you need. Open up OCTGN and select the “Games Manager” tab.
Press the “Add Image Packs” button and browse to your downloaded o8c files. You can select all the o8c files in one go or add them individually.
Adding in your own scanned images
With the utmost respect to FFG, we delay the release of Card Image Packs until 6 months after an expansion is released. However, if you own the physical set of cards, it is now very easy to add those images into the game for yourself.
1) Scan and crop your cards into your computer.
2) Resize the card images to be roughly 600px high, and save them as a .png or .jpg (600px wide instead for quest cards).
3) Open up the Deck Editor within OCTGN, and navigate to the expansion pack you wish to replace the images in. You’ll see the generated Proxy Card images in the preview window. One by one, drag your scanned image from Windows Explorer onto the Preview image of the card you wish to replace. Any card that is double-sided (such as Quest cards) will have left and right arrows in the preview window in order to view the other side of the card. Be sure to replace these back sides as well.
4) Enjoy your game with your new images!
When I load a quest deck the cards end up in the discard pile …. what am I doing wrong?
You are loading in an older version of the quest deck (from OCTGN 3.0). Delete the old quest decks in your OCTGN/Decks folder and load in the ones from the OCTGN/Decks/Lord of the Rings – The Card Game folder.