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    Default CLOSED: Need help compiling java class files

    Hi folks,
    I am completely new to Java so apologies in advance if I am stepping on toes here by asking the wrong thing.

    I found a gem of a scrabble game coded in Java but it dates way back to 2001! It is called Jabble and can be found here. Tne reason that I like it is that has aboout 90% of the features a scrabble game should have including anagram solver, board set up, skill level etc. It's actually very very good. Also, it's the only game I can play in work as my laptop is a coprporate vista laptop which is well restricted.

    Anyway, here is what I would like to do. I would to resize the screen on setup (without having to resizew all the time) and change a few colours to suit. So, I decompiled the files using a decompiler. I then made some changes but on compiling (using NetBeans) I got loads of errors, in fact too many to list here; I tried to fix them over 3 nights, but TBH I don't have a clue what I am doing I am getting nowhere I am guessing the errors are being caused because it is a really old java game and is not compatible with Java of today.

    I was hoping, fingers-crossed, that someone with expertise can help me compile the files so that I can make some the small adjustments above.

    Again, I am not sure if what I am asking for is too much, but hopefully someone can keep me right.

    Thanks for your time and interest.
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    Default Re: Need help compiling java class files

    Problems such as this usually occur due to the lack of other jar/classes which the imported project depends upon. Just for fun, I quickly imported the Jabble source into my IDE and saw several errors pointing towards a missing library (org.apache...) which comes shipped with the project (log4j). Importing the library erased all errors.

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    Default Re: Need help compiling java class files

    Hi Copeg,

    Thanks for your response - it sounds very interesting indeed - I would never have figured that out!

    Can you keep me right on what I am doing (I am so new to Java) as I wasn't able to remove the errors?

    I am using NetBeans IDE 6.8
    I downloaded log4j from here
    I booted NetBeans went to Tools / Libraries
    I created a new Library (Apache) and the ClassPath and Source to the log4j jar file (log4j-1.2.15)
    I went to Run / Clean and Build New Project and I still get a list of errors.

    Obviously I am not doing something right - I am not totally computer illiterate but again I am stuck. I was hoping if you could give me a run through of what exactly I should do - maybe emulate your setup?

    Thanks again

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    I took the initiative and googled on how to import libraries into NetBeans...I used this page here. The Jabble project now debugs properly with no errors, however, when I go to Run / Clean and Build the build fails and reports 29 errors.
    Is it another case of where I am missing a library.
    Here is the error log.
    Can someone help me? Thanks

    Updating property file: C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\build\built-clean.properties
    Deleting directory C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\build
    clean:
    init:
    deps-jar:
    Created dir: C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\build
    Updating property file: C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\build\built-jar.properties
    Created dir: C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\build\classes
    Created dir: C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\build\empty
    Compiling 23 source files to C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\build\classes
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:48: not a statement
    AboutDialog.1 local1;
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:48: ';' expected
    AboutDialog.1 local1;
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:48: not a statement
    AboutDialog.1 local1;
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:49: '(' or '[' expected
    (local1 = new AboutDialog.1(tmp90_89)).setSize(300, 100);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:49: not a statement
    (local1 = new AboutDialog.1(tmp90_89)).setSize(300, 100);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:49: ';' expected
    (local1 = new AboutDialog.1(tmp90_89)).setSize(300, 100);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:49: not a statement
    (local1 = new AboutDialog.1(tmp90_89)).setSize(300, 100);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:49: ';' expected
    (local1 = new AboutDialog.1(tmp90_89)).setSize(300, 100);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Jabb le.java:263: ';' expected
    break label409:
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Rack .java:62: ';' expected
    break label38:
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Rack .java:63: ';' expected
    break label26:
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Row. java:255: ';' expected
    break label158:
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Row. java:323: ';' expected
    break label52:
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:109: <identifier> expected
    this.Label1.addMouseListener(new 1());
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:109: '(' or '[' expected
    this.Label1.addMouseListener(new 1());
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:109: ')' expected
    this.Label1.addMouseListener(new 1());
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:109: ';' expected
    this.Label1.addMouseListener(new 1());
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:109: illegal start of expression
    this.Label1.addMouseListener(new 1());
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:145: <identifier> expected
    this.mainPanel.addComponentListener(new 2(this));
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:145: '(' or '[' expected
    this.mainPanel.addComponentListener(new 2(this));
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:145: ')' expected
    this.mainPanel.addComponentListener(new 2(this));
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:145: ';' expected
    this.mainPanel.addComponentListener(new 2(this));
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:145: illegal start of expression
    this.mainPanel.addComponentListener(new 2(this));
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:145: ';' expected
    this.mainPanel.addComponentListener(new 2(this));
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:160: <identifier> expected
    this.timer = new 3(this);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:160: '(' or '[' expected
    this.timer = new 3(this);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:160: ';' expected
    this.timer = new 3(this);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:160: not a statement
    this.timer = new 3(this);
    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Tool barFrame.java:160: ';' expected
    this.timer = new 3(this);
    29 errors

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    Default Re: Need help compiling java class files

    Be aware the OP has cross-posted this to other forums (e.g. CodeGuru).

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    Default Re: Need help compiling java class files

    Hi have a look on your errors. There is a space in every class name like as:

    C:\Users\User1\Desktop\Jabble.src\JabbleFinal\Abou tDialog.java:48: not a statement
    AboutDialog.1 local1;

    It should be AboutDialog.java

    I think this is the only error.

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