Many of you probably know LackeyCCG by now, but for those who does not, Lackey is a program to play a large variety of cards games online, using different so-called plugins. And there is, of course, a plugin for Star Trek CCG 1E as well.
The plugin is available through the automatic update feature in Lackey, you only need to enter the URL to the update-script (see below), and it will automatically update the current plugin, or download the plugin from scratch if you don't have the plugin installed since before. You can skip downloading all missing images if you like after you have re-started lackey after the initial update run, then lackey will fetch each card when you attempt to show them, but if you do want to download everything, you need to select "Download all missing card images" after lackey have been restarted (either you had an ok plugin before or not).
Here are the addresses you need:
Update from URL:
1. Open Lackey
2. Go to tab "Plugin: ..."
3. Under "AutoUpdate", enter the address "updatelist.txt" from above, where it says "Install or Update from URL!", and click the button to start update check and download.
4. Restart Lackey.
5. Go to "Preference" - "Miscellaneous" and check the Allow pre-downloading images for offline use? (optional, if you want all pictures downloaded locally).
6. Go to "Plugin: startrek1e" tab, click on the button "Download all missing card images". (optional, if you want all pictures downloaded locally).
7. Wait until Lackey says "You are done looking for all missing card images" (which might take a bit if you need to download everything) ~270MB.
How to play 1E in Lackey
There is a video tutorial on how to play 1E in LackeyCCG, you can find it here. This video is designed to help players learn how to navigate the Lackey plugin for First Edition. The video assumes both a familiarity with basic First Edition gameplay and that the viewer has installed the appropriate Lackey plugin, as per above instructions. Here
see changelog.txt on github, latest changes are at the end.
The automatic updates should work, if not please go to 'Plugins:' select startrek1e and enter as an update URL
Using different version or extra files in the set folder usually mixes up cards for you and your opponent.
Typically Releases are bug fixes done as needed, when there is Errata or when there is a new legal Expansion on TrekCC!
I prefer to save decks as .txt Files.
Your decks here can be exported via "Export to Lackey" as a .txt file. Just place them in the plugins/startrek1e/decks Folder and they can be used in lackey. "Upload from Lackey" works the other way round.
Using the .dek format saves more than card title, and any change to cardimage, legal status will dissapear them from decks. Those cards will be completely removed if the deck is saved again.
/spawn Overlay Borg Blue
/spawn Overlay Borg Green
/spawn Overlay Borg Red
/spawn Overlay Borg Counterpart
If you have any questions, or if you cant get it to work, please report here in this topic, or PM me.
Finally, improvement suggestions, missing cards, bugs, etc, just ask here, and we'll try to answer as soon as I can. For Lackey problems, visit Forum, Facebook or Discord.
If you do want to participate in this project, the code is on github https://github.com/eberlems/startrek1e/tree/playable
There are ways to add scripts to cards and different Z levels.
Thanks to @scox @Nava for starting this project.