Online Play

In this modern day and age, you can actually play instantly (and completely free) online against other opponents without ever having to purchase any cards.  There are several programs available for this, the most popular of which is Lackey CCG.

Star Trek CCG 1E

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).Since Lackey adds some extra time, especially when downloading the entire plugin (and choosing to download all pictures), there is an option to download the plugin as a bundle and install it manually. The bundle includes the update script, so after this initial "manual" installation, it is possible to use the Auto Update feature, to check for new versions of the plugin, and if necessary, download the new files and/or card images. Here are the addresses you need: LackeyCCG: http://www.lackeyccg.com/ Update from URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lackeyccg-stccg/startrek1e/master/updatelist.txt Plugin bundle: Please note - this is not the recommended install method. This bundle contains plugin version 2.2. You need to run AutoUpdate using the address above after installing the zip file! http://www.scox.se/stccg1e/LackeyCCG/startrek1e.zip Quick Install Guide You have a plugin called StarTrek1E installed and working already, or don't mind Lackey downloading everything automatically for you. 1. Open Lackey 2. Go to tab "Preferences" 3. Under "AutoUpdate", enter the address "updatelist.txt" from above, where it says "Update from URL", and click the button to start update check and download. 4. Restart Lackey. 5. Go to "Preference" tab again, click on the button "Download all missing card images". (optional, if you want all pictures downloaded locally). 6. Wait until Lackey says "You are done looking for all missing card images" (which might take a few hours if you need to download everything). 7. Done! Plugin bundle: Please note - this is not the recommended install method. This bundle contains plugin version 2.2. You need to run AutoUpdate using the address above after installing the zip file! Download bundle and unzip into "LackeyCCG/plugins/" (should create a folder called "startrek1e". Open Lackey -> preferences -> Load plugin -> browse -> select startrek1e. Done! From now on you can use the instructions above. Latest release 3.4.1 Holiday Warp Pack release NEW
  • Added Holiday Warp Pack 2017
  • Added Virtual promos + Up Yer Shaft!
CHANGES
  • Added missing affiliation information to Pro Warp cards, VPs and a few outposts
The automatic updates should work, if not please go to 'Plugins:' select startrek1e and enter as an update URL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lackeyccg-stccg/startrek1e/master/updatelist.txt We finally moved startrek1e to github! The automatic updates won't work this time, so please go to 'Plugins:' select startrek1e and enter as an update URL. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lackeyccg-stccg/startrek1e/master/updatelist.txt Change history Full change log is no longer available here (Google code stopped supporting wiki site) Next release Next release does not have a planned release date at this time. It will include some planned minor fixes; there are still a few known minor errors and/or improvements in the cards database, some card images that could use a little better quality, and a few other non-essential things like that.
Feedback If you have any questions, or if you cant get it to work, just ask me here, PM me, or send an email to: stccg1e.lackeyplugin ( at ) scox.se. Also, improvement suggestions, missing cards, bugs, etc, just ask me, and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. For Lackey problems, visit http://www.lackeyccg.com/forum/.
Introduction The LackeyCCG site itself has some tutorials on how to connect and stuff: http://www.lackeyccg.com/tutorial.html A more extensive guide than the guide below is available on the project page here. (Google code stopped supporting the wiki) Tips and tricks Actually playing 1E is not all that different from real tables. The hardest part is piles.
    • Here's some tips:
  • SET Preferences tab > Appearance tab > Allow cards on table to complete cover other cards?
  • To select cards covering each other, click-drag over the cards. If you just click you will only select the top one.
  • Dilemmas:
      • Step-by-step Seeding Dilemmas
    • Select Your Seeds+Dil pile at the bottom area where your hand goes. Flip each dilemma card upside-down before placing on table.
    • It's easiest to stack dilemmas in reverse order to the normal way. ie, place your final dilemma down first. Then place the second last dilemma on top of that dilemma. Place until the card you want encountered first is on top of the pile.
    • Batch seed, each player place the card or sack of cards they want to seed on their side of the mission.
    • After all cards placed this way, the player who does not own the mission should (drag select) his dilemma stack and place on top of the opponent's self-seeds. Then place the mission on top of that stack. Then (drag select) the whole stack with the mission on top and place it back in the space line location.
    • When attempting, the opponent moves the mission card aside and reveals the dilemma cards to the player attempting.
  • Put large crews and away teams in one of your unused Piles. The one labeled 'Pile' is meant for that. 'Q-Flash' and 'Battle' is usually available too for other crews. You can set a note on a Ship to associate that ship with a certain Pile.
  • From those piles you can shuffle for random selections. Make visible for opponent's choice.
LackeyCCG Troubleshooting Mac users - installation
Dizzle of Borg wrote:
*snip* Apparently Sierra adds a quarantine attribute to certain downloaded applications. The solution is to run a terminal command and remove the quarantine attribute from your LackeyCCG folder. You can view the extended attributes by opening Terminal and typing this command (replace the path with your folder location. You can type "xattr" put a space and then drag the lackey folder from Finder into the terminal window to automatically add the path.)xattr /Users/youruserpath/Downloads/LackeyCCGThis gives the following attributes: com.apple.FinderInfo com.apple.quarantineTo remove the quarantine attribute, simply add the -d flag to delete the chosen extended attribute and the -r flag to apply the command recursively to the entire directory (Lackey folder) xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /LackeyCCGpath If you're not familiar with Terminal, there won't be a message that tells you the task was completed. You can run the xattr command without any flags again to verify you've removed the quarantine attribute. You should now be able to launch LackeyCCG and install your plugin. I did this and it instantly worked. Gotta love Apple for locking our stuff down, but man, it causes issues sometimes. *snip*
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Star Trek CCG 2E

The 2E plugin is available through the automatic update feature in Lackey, you only need to enter the URL to the updatescript (see below), and it will automatically update the current plugin , or download the plugin from scratch, if you don't have the pluin installed since before. You can skip to download 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: LackeyCCG: http://www.lackeyccg.com/ Star Trek 2E Plugin repository at github: https://github.com/lackeyccg-stccg/startrek2e Update from URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lackeyccg-stccg/startrek2e/master/updatelist.txt Quick Install Guide You have a plugin called StarTrek2E installed and working already, or don't mind Lackey downloading everything automatically for you.
  1. Open Lackey
  2. Go to tab "Preferences"
  3. Under "AutoUpdate", enter the address to "updatelist.txt" from above, where it says "Update from URL", and click the button to start update check and download.
  4. Restart Lackey.
  5. Go to "Preference" tab again, click on the button "Download all missing card images". (optional, if you want all pictures downloaded locally).
  6. Wait until Lackey says "You are done looking for all missing card images" (which might take a few hours if you need to download everything).
  7. Done!
Quick Play Guide You can find a quick wiki guide about actually using Lackey Star Trek 2E at the Developer site: https://github.com/lackeyccg-stccg/startrek2e/wiki/Using-Lackey-with-the-startrek2e-plugin Next release Next release does not have a planned release date at this time. It will include some planned minor fixes; there are still a few known minor errors and/or improvements in the cards database, some card images that could use a little better quality, and a few other non-essential things like that. If you find any problem with the current release, either minor or major, please report this in this topic, or report the issue in the issue tracker. Feedback Please remember that this plugin is beta and will suffer from omissions, errors and such like. If you have any questions, or if you cant get it to work, just ask me here, PM me, or send an email to: nekrit.nava ( at ) gmail.com. Also, improvement suggestions, missing cards, bugs, etc, just ask me, and I'll try to answer as soon as I can. For Lackey problems, visit http://www.lackeyccg.com/forum/.
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