Author Topic: dek file format request: simplified XML  (Read 1258 times)

wolfman2000

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dek file format request: simplified XML
« on: December 08, 2010, 07:46:55 pm »
In almost any game, players will have multiple copies of a card. The land/mana/energy cards in particular are usually repeated more than 4 times. The XML format, however, seems inefficient in that regard, especially when it comes to larger decks such as Magic's 5 color format.

Right now, the following code is repeated for each card you have in your main deck or sideboard:
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<card>
<name id="234">Island</name>
<set>2011</set>
</card>

What I propose is an extra attribute, copies, that indicates how many times this card is used in the corresponding superzone.
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<card copies="17">
<name id="234">Island</name>
<set>2011</set>
</card>

Hopefully this can be done in a future version. It may reduce load times, especially for bigger decks.

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Re: dek file format request: simplified XML
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 09:37:44 pm »
This will not reduce load times. 99% of the load time is from the images loading. The txt file parsing is really insignificant.

If you want a simple format, use the txt option.