LackeyCCG

Lackey CCG is an old software to play Collectible Card Games online. It is still the foremost online plateform when it comes to play V:tES in real time, as it is free and up-to-date cardwise.

You can check Corwin Brindley's video for a comprehensive tutorial.

Install

Go to the Lackey CCG page and install the software on your system.

On Mac OSX

The system's security prevents the application to run:

OS X Error

If you just allow it in your system preference, it will take you to a "Missing fonts" error web page instead of launching. To fix it, open a Terminal and type the following command:
xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /Applications/LackeyCCG
Replace the last part with the path of your LackeyCCG folder if you did not put it in the Applications folder.

On Windows

The system's security prevents the application to run if it is not run with admin privileges.

Go to the Plugins tab and paste this AutoUpdate URL to activate the VtES plugin:
http://www.lackeyccg.com/vtes/high/updatelist.txt
then click the Install or Update from URL button.

LackeyCCG Plugin Download

This takes a few minutes. Once the download is finished and displays AutoUpdate process completed with a few errors, click the Browse installed plugins to load one... button, select the vtes plugin and click the Choose button.

LackeyCCG Plugin Install

The interface has now adopted VtES colors. Go back to the Plugins tab and click the Download all missing card images button. You can let that run in the background as it takes around 30 minutes, but this will avoid unneccessary delays when displaying card images during play.

LackeyCCG Download card images

Now go to the Preferences tab and choose a suitable nickname. You're all set.

LackeyCCG Profile

Play

To find an online game, go to the Server tab and click the Connect to the game matching server! button.

LackeyCCG Server

To use your decks exported from Amaranth (use the Export button), you have to copy the text file into the LackeyCCG/plugins/vtes/decks folder. You can then find them in LackeyCCG Deck Editor tab by clicking on the Browse... button.

LackeyCCG Deck browse

Alternatively, you can use the Paste button to paste the decklist directly in a new deck. Make sure to paste the library and crypt parts independantly in this case.

Finally, make sure you click the green + buttons in the interface to get access to all the menus.

LackeyCCG Interface

Keyboard Layout

LackeyCCG uses a non-configurable US keyboard layout. This means you may not be able to use punctuation and numbers when typing if you do not have a US keyboard. The only known "workaround" is to configure your system keyboard to use a US mapping.

Useful commands

Note that you can configure keyboard shortcuts to your liking in the Preferences tab.

Lackey also offers a range of commands to use in the chat window (beginning with "/"). Among them, the /secret and /reveal command can be useful for some cards.