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    Well, i've been working on my game client Websterscape Pvp, and i had forgotten to back up one of my folders before updating something, the update went wrong and left me with huge errors. I was wondering if anyone can help me and turn this into a .java

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    Downloading - client.class @ UppIT


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    You might want to look for something call a "decompiler" or "disassembler". Because of the nature of Java compiling into byte code, it makes it somewhat easier to re-construct the source. However, good compilers will optimize/jumble up the program logic to make re-creating the original code close to impossible. Also, these types of programs generally don't generate the correct names for stuff (I think java might be different, don't know), and will never have comments (maybe Javadoc, but I doubt the .class contains even that).

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    Default Re: Forgot to back up

    So you accidentally deleted all your .java code?

    I'm not sure I would bother with a decompile if you're not familiar with it. Just rewrite it all again

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    I've spend to much time to rewrite it all

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    There's really not a whole lot we can do. Good Java compilers are designed to specifically obfuscate the logic so it's near impossible to reconstruct the original source code because they don't want the programs to be hacked/re-engineered.

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    That's why we have Eclipse;
    Keeps a copy of each file in your "workspace" folder. =\
    Great coding environment if you didn't know btw.

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