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    Question Help!

    Hi, I Make Minecraft Maps, But For This Particular Map I Need To Install Some Mods; I Want To Make It Easy For The User's To Install & Play, So Can Someone Help Me (Link Please) Create a Auto-Installer Which Will Move The Map & Mods To The Specific Folder/Archive. I Would Like To Let The User Choose Which Mods The Want Use By Letting Them Choose The Mods With 'Tick Boxes', I Would Also Like To Put a Photo on There To, I Know By Using 'echo' That Will Create Text, Is It Possible in Eclipse? You Know .exe And All?

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    (I Know a Little Bit of Java)
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    Default Re: Help!

    Here you go: The Java™ Tutorials

    And asking for a reply by email is a bit rude- we're already on a public forum, why make us reply to you in another way? Kinda defeats the purpose...
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    Thank You Very Much, Just 1 More Question Which Page Would It Be Under?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProImolater View Post
    Okay Thanks But I Don't Know What Page It Will Be Under?
    It depends which part you're talking about. What you've described contains quite a few separate pieces. You want a gui? Start with the Swing tutorials. You want to deal with files? Check out the file IO tutorials. You want to display images? Custom painting and/or image display will be your friend. But you can't really do any of this without completing the basic tutorials first.
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    Right, So The GUI is the Installer, Then To Move Files (Maps, Texture Packs & Mods) The IO & Then Custom Painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProImolater View Post
    Right, So The GUI is the Installer, Then To Move Files (Maps, Texture Packs & Mods) The IO & Then Custom Painting.

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    The installer is a separate beast, and I would possibly argue to just use a Jar instead. But a gui is the actual interface (the buttons and checkboxes and whatnot, gui stands for graphical user interface). You might even skip that step and get something working from the command prompt before you worry about the gui.
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    Yes, Because By Using JAR Files People Who Play on Apple Macs Could Use It Too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProImolater View Post
    Yes, Because By Using JAR Files People Who Play on Apple Macs Could Use It Too.
    Right, exactly. One of the big benefits of Java is that it is platform independent. Using things like installers negates that benefit, so you really have to think hard about whether or not losing it is worth it for your project.
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    So If I Follow The Steps Stated Above I Will Be Able To Create The Installer?

    Then I Put The Classes In The Command Promt To Create The JAR, Upload It To Mediafire, Then Players Can Download It, Run It & Then Play The Map?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProImolater View Post
    So If I Follow The Steps Stated Above I Will Be Able To Create The Installer?
    It depends on what you mean by installer, but if you mean you'll be able to create a program, then sure.

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    Then I Put The Classes In The Command Promt To Create The JAR, Upload It To Mediafire, Then Players Can Download It, Run It & Then Play The Map?
    I'm not sure what you mean by "putting classes in the command prompt", but I think you should worry about distribution later. Working through the tutorials is going to take you quite some time, and getting ahead of yourself will only lead to frustration.
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