As Designed Deck editor doesn't recognize older owned versions of txt file for the commander, in Commander.

Neo001992

Well-known member
I just had a buddy send me a txt file of a commander deck, and it's really starting to annoy me how often the client doesn't recognize the commander as a card I own and loads in the most recent printing instead.

I tried testing this with my Pauper decks and those txt files correctly load in my older printing of things like Blue/Red Elemental Blast and Pyro/Hydroblast in the sideboard.

 

MTGO_TonyM

Developer
If you load in a .Dek file, you get the specific version of the card you want.
If you load in a .Txt file, you don't since they're just card names.

Most of the time, after importing the deck, right-click in the deck's white space and the option Replace cards with versions in my Collection can be chosen. This should help address this issue.
 

Neo001992

Well-known member
If you load in a .Dek file, you get the specific version of the card you want.
If you load in a .Txt file, you don't since they're just card names.

Most of the time, after importing the deck, right-click in the deck's white space and the option Replace cards with versions in my Collection can be chosen. This should help address this issue.
If I didn't own the card that would make sense, but why is it not recognizing that I own a version of the card at all when it checks? The rest of the 99 loads the versions I own just fine instead of loading in the most recent printing like the commander seems to do.
 

ManaDrainThis

Well-known member
If I didn't own the card that would make sense, but why is it not recognizing that I own a version of the card at all when it checks? The rest of the 99 loads the versions I own just fine instead of loading in the most recent printing like the commander seems to do.
Hmmm, so you’re saying that only the sideboard commander didn’t load while the other cards all loaded in fine and were recognized by Mtgo as being part of your collection? That does indeed seem to be a bug then. I’ve never come across that before.
 

Firedrake

Well-known member
Interesting. I've also noticed that if you make a copy of an existing Commander deck (with the Commander in the sideboard), then change the Format from Commander to say, Vintage, the Commander disappears altogether. To make it a 100-card Vintage deck, you actually have to move the Commander to the maindeck first, THEN change the Format of the deck.

Also, if you do it the first way and the Commander disappears from the sideboard when you change the Format, then you go find the Commander to add him into the main deck, your Collection will tell you he's already in the deck. But he ain't. And he's not showing up in the sideboard, either.
 

Neo001992

Well-known member
Interesting. I've also noticed that if you make a copy of an existing Commander deck (with the Commander in the sideboard), then change the Format from Commander to say, Vintage, the Commander disappears altogether. To make it a 100-card Vintage deck, you actually have to move the Commander to the maindeck first, THEN change the Format of the deck.

Also, if you do it the first way and the Commander disappears from the sideboard when you change the Format, then you go find the Commander to add him into the main deck, your Collection will tell you he's already in the deck. But he ain't. And he's not showing up in the sideboard, either.
Now that's something I wouldn't have stumbled upon.
 

Neo001992

Well-known member
Is the right-click menu available in the sideboard/command zone?
The normal right-click menu available in the 99 of a commander deck by right clicking in the open space of the deck does not come up when you right click in the command zone area. When the client loads in the most recent printing of the commander you need to right click the card itself to bring up the replace with cards you own option, but unlike within the 99, when you use this option for your commander it adds the version you own without removing the version giving the error for the deck.


I have a .dek file another buddy sent me, and when I update that to the versions I own the Commander similarly doesn't swap the version out, it just adds the version I own in addition to the version loaded in from the .dek file.

 

Neo001992

Well-known member
I loaded that .dek file in as a vintage deck because of what Firedrake mentioned earlier in this thread, and I did get an odd error. Once I update the cards from the .dek file to the versions I own the deck is still giving me an error even though I own all of the cards , visible and it appears to be giving the error from the invisible commander that isn't showing up in the sideboard.

 
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