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Offline BluWingedOlive

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« Posted 2013-05-09 15:52:48 »

I feel really dumb asking this , but i got an headache reading tons of tutorials
about setting slick2d with eclipse .My problem :
when i extract  the  zip slick2d , i don't find any jar file extension.
I need to rename some file ?

(Please don't laugh too much , i'm coming from xna and c# )

Thanks a lot for any help
Offline alaslipknot
« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-05-09 17:11:21 »

i think a simple search for ".jar" in the folder that you extarct Slick2D in will solve the problem  Roll Eyes
and reading this will not give you a headache  Grin

Am trying ...
hoping that it works
Offline BluWingedOlive

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-05-09 17:44:45 »

 alaslipknot  ,  i CAREFULLY searched in the folder , but there are only these
files :
a META-INF folder with a manifest file
a "org" > " newdawn" > "slick" > ... nested folders with a ton of classes , no jars.
I downloaded the libraries ( not the source code ) here

http://www.slick2d.org/

sure i'm missing something really simply

thx however  Smiley
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Offline alaslipknot
« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-05-09 18:20:33 »

ah i see  Roll Eyes
i think you don't even have Java installed in your computer, the file that you have download is a .Jar file
this is the link
Quote

and because you don't have Java installed you are seeing it as a Zip file
now go  here to install Java

Am trying ...
hoping that it works
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-05-11 02:02:21 »

I highly doubt one would try slick before even installing java - most non-developers have it too. Anyways, I'm pretty sure you downloaded the source code for Slick, not actual library - go to the site, mouseover "downloads", click "library only"...

I would not recommend Slick2D however, since you're starting it won't hurt to switch. For a high-level game library, I think most people would agree libGDX is better - Slick is kinda outdated, while libgdx is constantly expanding. Plus, libgdx provides support to export to android, html5, and ios, and the documentation is always growing.
Offline Phased
« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-05-11 02:36:28 »

You could have your Winrar or 7zip set to have .jar files open as a archive instead of with java, making you think you had to extract it.
Offline BluWingedOlive

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-05-11 12:57:25 »

Thanks to you all for the tips ! 
Actually , the problem was WinRar !
However i decided to follow the hint  and bought the Zechner ' s book and install libgdx .

Thx again  Smiley

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-05-11 17:22:27 »

Another convert! Smiley Pointing
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