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Magic the Gathering 2009 Edition (Updated March 2010).

A custom installer for Sid Meier's classic Magic: The Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers, Spells of the Ancients Published by Microprose Brought to you by Hip63 and the CCGHQ Team at SlightlyMagic.net BEFORE: Install Magic: The Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers. Install Spells of the Ancients. Try getting it to run with compatibility mode, which never reliably worked. See your wizard move too fast in Shandalar. See missing cards in your deckbuilde r. See invisible text in game dialogues. Spend hours and hours googling for solutions, and following dead links. Finally, if you still had the time, motivation, knowledge and hard drive space, give up and install a virtual machine, then Windows 95 or 98, then DOTP and SOTA all over again. Be stuck with a limited selection of cards. TODAY: All those hassles have been obliterated with: =========================================================== M A G I C : T H E G A T H E R I N G " D U E L S O F T H E P L A N E S W A L K E R S " - - - 2 0 0 9 E D I T I O N - - =========================================================== This is an updated installer for MAGIC: THE GATHERING "Duels of the Planeswalkers/Spells of the Ancients". It has been modified to install and play on new operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It has been tested with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It runs in a screen resolution of 1024 x 768. This version includes Mok's Manalink 2.01 unofficial updates, Smiling Spectre's Application Compatibility Fix to correct graphics issues, and hundreds of new cards added by the Magic The Gathering Community, released as of early March 2009! The CD-Rom Features: ==================== A professional grade installer that allows the user full control of the installa tion. A reworked Autorun Menu featuring an animated splash screen and original CD artw ork and sounds. A new Tutorial Viewer. (Sorry, it's not interactive anymore, but all the info is still there.) All the original manuals as PDF files. These are available from the program menu

and the Tutorial Viewer as well. The Installer Features: ======================= Installer presentation with slide show and music from the original installer. All the original registry entries are created by the installer. The full game is installed already patched with manalink 2.01 plus all the latest community card packs. A new Magic the Gathering Launcher Application that allows for starting the Deck Builder, Magic or Shandalar, and Character Generator directly from the Laun cher. The Manuals can also be viewed from the Launcher. However, the BIG feature of the new installer is the fact that it automatically installs Smiling Spectre's ACT Fix WITHOUT having to use the Application Compatibility To olkit. And everything still fits on a single CD-Rom disc too! INSTRUCTIONS ============ The ISO image can be burned to disc with any CD burning program. Alternately, you can mount the image in a virtual drive such as DAEMON TOOLS, Slysoft.com's Virtual Clone Drive, MagicDisk from MagicISO.com, etc. If the installer doesn't begin, navigate to the CD and run autorun.exe. After that it is just a simple install process (that will look VERY familiar) ;) * - Your OS should be installed on your C drive. * - Do NOT Install to a long folder path! The Application Fix does not work with long folder paths! EXAMPLES: --------C:\Program Files\MagicTG

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C:\Program Files\Magic the Gathering -BAD! Will have issues After installing, the Install window will pop up again. You can install the tutorial viewer at this time. If you don't want to do that, then close the window. * - Be sure to update the CardArtNew images. See CardArtNew Instructions.txt. Launch the game from the Magic TG Launcher shortcut on your desktop or the shortcut in the Programs menu. * - The Launcher minimizes to the system tray, and you can have more than one op en at a time, so keep an eye on it. * - Sometimes when starting or loading a game, the display may not "fill the screen" and the game will run

in a window in upper left corner of the screen. To correct this, simply save, exit, then reload the game and it should correct the issue. * - When Starting a new Shandalar Game, it is RECOMMENDED that you save your character's image before proceeding, or you may not have a character at all! To view the Tutorial, run C:\Program Files (x86)\MagicTG\Tutorial.exe or see the shortcut in your Start/All Programs Menu. CREDITS: ======== Mok for cracking and updating the game, and keeping it alive. He proved it could be done even without the source code and with no help. Without him none of this would be possible. Bog Wraith, the most experienced DOTP user in the world, for his enthusiasm and support. He kept the team together and the ball rolling. Go Canucks! Hip63 for spending COUNTLESS hours making the installer, re-doing the tutorial v ideos, integrating the ACT fix, making the installer work on Vista and Windows 7, etc e tc. Smiling Spectre for his invaluable ACT fix. The guys in the new Manalink 2 forum at http://www.slightlymagic.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=25 for continuing development . (Go there to get all kinds of new stuff like cards, play modes and graphics.) And of course the CCGHQ Team at http://www.slightlymagic.net/forum. EXTRAS: ======= We have archived all the original game CD's at http://www.slightlymagic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=898 Come see us! And most importantly: ================ Enjoy Every One! ================ Huggybaby March 2010