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Noah Faust
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Joined: Mar 07, 2009
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I made a processing applet game with the program eclipse. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone had a suggestion for turning it from a large folder into a single file that I could upload to free game hosting sites and the like.


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}
Ulf Dittmer
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Are you familiar with jar files? They let you package not just class files, but also other resources needed by the code (like images, sounds, other files) all in one file.


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Noah Faust
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I exported it into a .jar file, but when I tried to upload it to Kongregate, it said it was an invalid file type.
Ulf Dittmer
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I'm not sure what Kongregate is or does, but jar files are definitely the way to distribute applets (or Java desktop apps).

If that's a hosting companies then I think it's none of their business what kind of files you upload, particularly when they're such common formats as jar. Sounds like something is misconfigured.
Noah Faust
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Joined: Mar 07, 2009
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I see, I think this is less a java question than a game development question. Are there any good programs to run jar files with? I can't run the jar I made.
Ulf Dittmer
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Does your jar file have a manifest with a proper "Main-Class" entry?

This page has (and links to) information about making a jar file executable: http://faq.javaranch.com/java/JarFiles
Noah Faust
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thanks!
Steve Luke
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Noah Faust wrote:I exported it into a .jar file, but when I tried to upload it to Kongregate, it said it was an invalid file type.


From Kongregate's FAQ:
What format of games can I upload?

We support Flash (swf) files as well as Shockwave. ...


It looks like that particular site doesn't support uploading Applet-based games.


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Noah Faust
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Thank you for the link, I was trying to find more information but couldn't seem to find a details page.
 
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