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Thread: [Newbie] Help with add-on!

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    Default [Newbie] Help with add-on!

    So I'm not really the one organizing and coding this add-on for gaming servers in a clan I'm in. (cod2, cod4, etc.)

    The one coding the Mac version of the add-on is doing it in Java.
    I'm trying to test out this, close to final, version of the add-on, but I get an error that is yet to be resolved. I need fast help or any help would be appreciated!

    Mac OS X 10.7.3 Java SE 6

    Error:

    Error : java.io.FileNotFoundException: null/.jffaddon/debug/debug.log (No such file or directory)

    I Hit OK* and Window reappears x3

    Then: The java JAR file "Addon_Client.jar" could not be launched window.

    ScreenShot: http://uploads.justforfun-gaming.com...52_24%20PM.png

    Please help me .


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    Default Re: [Newbie] Help with add-on!

    doing it in Java
    Can't be. If they were really doing it in Java, you wouldn't get that error message. To get a File path that starts with "null/", they must have concatenated String literals and that's just not Java. Suggest to the author they employ the constructors available in the java.io.File class for making File paths.

    Alternatively - I don't know Mac OS X, but have heard it might be based on BSD so it should have Unix like file paths? Try creating a directory named "null" in the applications current working directory (that might be your home), with a sub-directory .jffaddon, then one called debug. Since the code is lamely attempting to open that string literal path, it might even just work!

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    Default Re: [Newbie] Help with add-on!

    The app name is Addon_client.jar Opens with jar launcher. I also know that the way it is set up is that the updater to the master server is the same way as how say minecraft uses their update system.

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    Default Re: [Newbie] Help with add-on!

    Sorry when I say "Not Java" I'm not being very helpful. It has of course been compiled with the Java compiler and is running with the Java RE. It's just crap code - concatenating Strings to make file paths is bad Java. Concatenating Strings to make file paths is a very common thing for bad Java programmers to do.

    My suggestion - to create that path starting with a directory called "null" in the application's working directory - would probably get you past that error message. If they've created a file path that way, they may well have included more non-portable code that will be as hard or harder for you to kludge your way around. It's not your fault it doesn't work - it's badly written. What you really need to do is to complain to the author.

    I see mention of a 'MAC[sic] version" here:
    Addon Client MAC v1.09
    - is that the file you downloaded?

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