30 Second Bio: I'm a big fan of freeware, especially for niche/utility programs. I went to a technology school, learned some stuff, and decided to make my own Freeware database when Magic Online dropped their printed-card inventory feature.
I can't work miracles, but I'll do everything I can to make this program as open-ended, user-friendly, and usefull as possible.
===== Card Tracker (Beta 5.10) =====
> No new features
> Magic 2014
> Modern Masters
Next update: Shortly before or after the Spring set release (Theros).
There may be some signifigant changes, depending on how things go.
> Better database connectivity, hopefully supporting different versions of SQL
> Continued improvements to the GUI, paving the road for complete features in the future.
> Initial steps toward having a User Profile, for saving layout and search settings
> Spring Set, and other minor sets released in the interim.
I haven't heard of or seen this bug in a long, long time. In addition, the changes I made to the layout for the 5.0 release should have fixed any timing issues, assuming they didn't get corrected earlier when I was optomizing things in general.
In the interest of full disclosure, however, I'll leave the comment here.
griffenwolf;17813465 wrote:The program acts a little buggy when you input data. I had numbers pop-up on cards I never touched. Also when I was adding numbers for more than two cards the last entry tends to get erased. Other than that this program is great. Thank You
Possible problem: The computer may be glitching when you change a number and turn the page right away. The computer might start changing the number WHILE it is changing the page, and some numbers get put in the wrong place for some reason. This is increadibly hard to track, because slowing the program down to track the error will fix it.
I'm looking in to the problem, but in the meantime just give the PC a second or two to think before turning the page or changing the search buttons, and REPORT ANY PATTERNS you notice if it does it again.
Feel free to download and try it out. In fact, I'd encourage anyone with reasonable-speed internet to do so.
You can try it on not-high-speed, but you might cause yourself bodily harm while waiting for things to load.
To make things easier on everyone, I've separated the art files from the rest of the program. The program itself is about 55 MB, and the art packages total an additional 350 MB or so. As of now, the program has every standard printing of every card, and most special printings (player rewards, DCI, etc) are included. The database has complete oracle information on each card, a complete GUI interface, and fairly high-res art from the awesome guys at MagicCards.info.
All I ask of anyone who downloads this are the following:
1) Give me credit. I've been working on this since the spring of 2008.
2) Report any bugs you find.
3) Share/blatantly advertise to friends (assuming you like it. )