MArcomage

Free multiplayer on-line fantasy card game

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q1: I have noticed some unexpected behaviour from the system, I think I have found a bug. What should I do now?

  1. try to find solution in this FAQ, Game manual or Support section of the Forum (you can use a search there)
  2. refresh your browser cache either by pressing the F5 button once, while you are within the screen that causes the bug
  3. refresh the entire browser cache manually
  4. document the bug (describe what you expected it to do and what happened instead, provide a screenshot, describe the situation when it happened, in which location and so on...)
  5. report the bug on the Support section of the Forum or send it to either Mojko or theultramage, we will do what we can to solve the problem

Q2: I can't log in. How do I fix that?

If you are sure you have used the right login and password, try to delete cookies for our site in your browser. You should find cookie management in options/preferences/advanced options.

Q3: My browser doesn't display your site properly. You have errors in your website. Can you fix it?

We made this website according to W3C standards, so the cause is most likely the browser you're using. We know that Firefox, Opera or Chrome have no problems displaying it, perhaps you could try using one. Writing a report might not be a bad idea, too - it would help us make future plans.

Q4: When I play a card, its cost should be subtracted from my stock, but it isn't. I ended up with more resources than I should have. Why is that?

The card cost is always the same as it is displayed on the card. There is no way these two values would differ. So you probably didn't realize that after the card is played (at the end of your turn), you get resources from your facilities. This is probably the reason why you ended up with more resources than you expected.

Q5: What is a turn anyway? How it works?

Turn is one elementary step in a game you are playing. A turn consits of these steps:

  1. Cost of a card is substracted
  2. Effect of the card takes place
  3. Keywords with side-effects apply
  4. Game limits apply (resources cannot be lower than 0, wall below 0, facitlies below 1...)
  5. Resource production
  6. End game condition is checked

Q6: I played an if-then-else card, fulfilling the condition, but instead the secondary effect took place. Why?

Remember that this condition is evaluated AFTER the card cost is subtracted from your stock. This may be the reason why the secondary effect was chosen.

Q7: I played a "Swift" card and I got an unexpected increase of resources. How does a "Swift" card work?

Simple - by playing a "Swift" card you get a full extra turn, including resource production.

Q8: Is the number of "Swift"/"Quick" cards played in a row limited?

No. You can make arbitrarily long chains of "Swift"/"Quick" cards.

Q9: I used F5 to refresh the game and for some reason a card was played by itself.

Use OUR refresh button (located on the left part of the screen, above your empire info), not the one on the browser. For quick access use shorcut ALT+w.

Q10: Some cards have "cards in your graveyard" in their effect. What does it mean?

Cards in your graveyard are following cards:

  • Cards that were discarded by you last round by some card effect
  • Cards that were discarded by opponent last round by some card effect

Q11: Some cards with modes like Militia, Vampire lord or Ranger for example can target their own position in hand. What will happen if I do that?

It depends on the card, when card is played, card related actions are executed in this order:

  1. Card effect
  2. Keyword effect
  3. Normal drawing - new card is added in place of the played one (can be disabled or effected by card effect or keyword effect)

When Militia or Ranger are played with mode that targets their own position, the card effect is overridden by normal drawing, because it happens as the last action. When Vampire lord is played with mode that targets his own position, it is different. Card effect adds a Vampire into the postion of the played card, but Durable keyword makes sure, that next card received by normal drawing will be the Vampire lord, so it will undo the card efect. In most cases it doesn't make much sense to play the mode that targets such position, but there can be situations when you may want to play it this way (for example, when you don't want to discard any of the cards from your hand).

Q12: I want to install my own MArcomage server on my computer (Windows OS). How do I do that?

  1. download and install Tortoise SVN which will allow you to download MArcomage source code
  2. download and install Composer which will allow you to download third party source code used in MArcomage
  3. download WAMP server, which will allow you to run local web server
  4. install WAMP server (for example in "C:\wamp")
  5. open "C:\wamp\www" directory' and right click on the empty space inside the directory to open context menu
  6. select "SVN checkout" option in the context menu, a new window will open
  7. enter "https://arcomage.net/svn" into "URL of repository" input field, change "checkout directory" input field to "C:\wamp\www\arcomage"
  8. click on the small WAMP server icon with left mouse button in the right bottom part of the screen. A WAMP server menu will appear. Move mouse over 'PHP', then 'PHP extensions'. If 'php_xsl' extension is not enabled (doesn't have a check) enable it by clicking on it with left mouse button.
  9. start WAMP server, click on the small WAMP server icon in the right bottom part of the screen. Choose 'phpmyadmin' in the menu. Click on 'import'. Choose DB install script (located in 'arcomage/release/scripts/install_tables.sql') and execute it.
  10. open 'release/config.php' with a text editor and change username value to 'root'
  11. open a terminal and navigate into project root (to arcomage/release/ directory) and run composer install command
  12. open your web browser and enter "http://localhost/arcomage/release/" as url and press ENTER. You should now have your own MArcomage server running

Windows 8 users may have encounter "403 forbidden error". In this case click on the small WAMP server icon in the right bottom part of the screen, then click on 'Apache' item in the menu list and finally 'httpd.cond'. Find 'listen 80' and change it to 'listen 0.0.0.0:80'. Save and restart WAMP.

Q13: How do I refresh my browser's cache?

  • Firefox
    1. select Tools
    2. select Clear recent history
    3. have only the Cache checkbox checked
    4. select Clear now
  • Chrome
    1. select Tools
    2. select Clear browsing data
    3. have only the Empty the cache checkbox checked
    4. select Clear browsing data
  • Opera
    1. select Tools
    2. select Delete private data
    3. select Detailed options
    4. have only the Delete entire cache checkbox checked
    5. select Delete
  • Safari
    1. click on the gear icon located in the upper right part of the screen
    2. select Show menu bar
    3. select Edit in the upper left part of the screen
    4. select Empty cache
    5. select Empty