View Full Version : Where do I start importing a card game?

01-01-2015, 03:25 AM
Hi I just got tabletop simulator in the sales. I just had a card game published (funded through kickstarter) and want to know how to get started importing it as a mod.

The game has 2 decks. One has 114 cards and the other has 60. Depending on the number of players (2-4) the 60 card deck is divided equally between the players. Would it be possible to do this automatically depending on the number of players or would there have to be separate mods for 2, 3 and 4 players?

The game also has some tokens and custom pieces. They are very simple designs. How would I go about getting them into the simulator or how do I use the standard pieces in the simulator? I had a brief look at the wiki but there doesn't seem to be much information in there.

I found the forum following a link from a youtube video that explains how to use a Deck Builder tool which doesn't seem to be available anymore. I then went into the game and saw I could create a Custom Game, however it seems that I can only upload a board and a deck of up to 69 cards. It says to enter the urls for the cards but only has one line to do this. How do you upload the urls for the card art, is it comma separated or something?

I was kind of expecting there to be an editor or similar for this, I really don't know where to start, for example setting the playing board size, the type/size of table, background image etc.

Thank you for any help.

01-01-2015, 08:57 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum! Here's a guide on how to do it. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=267366528

01-02-2015, 03:47 AM
Thanks for the reply! I didn't actually read the post but I eventually worked it all out. Probably a good sign if I could do it all with google and whatnot.

Once I found the card template under the steamapps folder it was fairly straight forward to get the cards in. (It would have been nice to have a psd with grid lines I could snap the cards to)

For the rest of what I needed it's amazing what you can find using the Chest in the Host Menu.

The hardest part of the entire process was making a 3D rectangle.

Anyway if you want to check out my mod I just finished a 2 player version you can find it here.
I would welcome any feedback.

I'll do 3 and 4 player set-ups later. I think it's best to do it that way as people can get straight into a game rather than having to set up places for the players each time. Unless I have the wrong idea about that.

01-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Dangermoose said

It would have been nice to have a psd with grid lines I could snap the cards to

Not enough people know about this deck builder tool (http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/discussions/-1/540742485483851013/?appid=286160) Anwinity made.