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Thread: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

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    Lightbulb How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    Hi all,

    I've imported a game from github into eclipse. There are no errors in the class files. I wanted to know how do I actually run the game on my computer?


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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    If you're interested in Java programming, do an Eclipse HelloWorld Tutorial to learn the basics of Java program construction and how to run one in the Eclipse IDE. If you just want to run a Java program from a runnable .jar file, either double-click the .jar file, or navigate to where the .jar file has been saved and try the command,

    java -jar filename.jar

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    i do not see any .jar files after importing from github? :S

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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    Okay. I must have mixed up your post in my mind with another I'd read recently, because you're right, you don't mention .jar files.

    The HelloWorld tutorial would still be useful. Are you interested in Java programming, or do you just want to know enough to run this game you've downloaded?

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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    i want to work on a project and hence i asked. i've made simple java programs in the past but have never worked with a game. Even i was wondering how do i play it? i've got it set in eclipse, but want to see how it looks like now. should i provide u with the link?

    Github has all .java files...but i need the .jar file to be able to run it

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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    Just curious what the objective was, and I don't need the link unless answering your question takes more than another post or two.

    Since you know a little about programming in Java using Eclipse, you should know to look for a class with the main() method. There may even be a readme file either in the project files or on the GitHub page that explains how to run it, get involved, etc. The class with the main() method probably has the same name as the game or modified slightly to suggest starting the game like RunTheGame or LaunchTheGame, something fairly obvious.

    Look around and come back if you can't find it.

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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    I found the class with the main method, and converted the .java file into a .jar file...but it comes up with an error.

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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    C'mon, what error? We can't read minds. And why the conversion to a .jar file? Start with running the project as you got it. Did you try running the project before converting to a .jar file? If not, why not?

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    Default Re: How to play a game imported from github into eclipse?

    I finally got it. I just had to export the .jar file from eclipse itself. And then i had to extract the manifest file too.

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