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Old 08-23-2015, 09:15 PM   #11
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I can't run the file.

It tries to open something (I see a box appearing for a very, very short time).

I have Java 8 build 60 installed.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:49 PM   #12
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I can't run the file.

It tries to open something (I see a box appearing for a very, very short time).

I have Java 8 build 60 installed.
Hmmm... not good. Hopefully you can get some more information to help debug by running it in a terminal/command prompt.

In a terminal that is in the directory that you downloaded the file, you should be able to run the following command and see what error is produced:
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java -jar GURPSInitTool.jar
If you aren't familiar with opening a terminal window, then you may need to query google for help on how to do that for your particular OS/version, or, if you are running windows 7 you can use this method: hold shift and right click on the folder that you want to open (the folder that holds the GURPSInitTool.jar file) and select 'Open Command Window Here'. This should bring up a command window already in the correct directory so that you can enter the above command.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:13 PM   #13
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I'm running Win10.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:21 PM   #14
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I'm running Win10.
I think the method I describe for opening a command prompt should also work on windows 10.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:54 AM   #15
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I tried it out on my PC (Also Win 10 but with older versions of Java also installed) and it works.

On my laptop I only have the latest version of Java installed. Maybe that's the problem.

When I update Java on my PC, the installer normally wants to delete all older versions which prevented some programs to run. I Always had to check that the older version stay installed. On my laptop, I didn'have Java installed and installed only the latest version.
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:03 AM   #16
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I tried it out on my PC (Also Win 10 but with older versions of Java also installed) and it works.

On my laptop I only have the latest version of Java installed. Maybe that's the problem.
Glad you can at least try the program out on your PC to see what you think :).

I tried installing the latest java on my computer (win7) while uninstalling the older versions and the program runs ok, though that is not the same as a clean install.

If you want to get it working on your laptop please try running from the command prompt, which will provide some useful error information for me to analyze.
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:22 PM   #17
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This is the message I receive.


D:\GURPS Character Assistant 4>java -jar GURPSInitTool.jar
GITApp: loadProperties: File not found: java.io.FileNotFoundException: GitApp.props (Het systeem kan het opgegeven bestand niet vinden)
GroupTreeModelListener: treeStructureChanged.


After this, the program started.

Het systeem kan het opgegeven bestand niet vinden = The system cannot find the file.
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:58 PM   #18
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Wow. That's looks really useful.

My group plays on Maptools and I am able to enter all the caracters in the initiative list there. It's a great program & very useful.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:51 AM   #19
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This is the message I receive.

D:\GURPS Character Assistant 4>java -jar GURPSInitTool.jar
GITApp: loadProperties: File not found: java.io.FileNotFoundException: GitApp.props (Het systeem kan het opgegeven bestand niet vinden)
GroupTreeModelListener: treeStructureChanged.

After this, the program started.

Het systeem kan het opgegeven bestand niet vinden = The system cannot find the file.
Those messages are expected: the file not found line indicates that there is no properties file saved from a previous session (this stores window position/state/etc) which would be expected if it's a first run or the program doesn't have write permission in the current directory.

I have uploaded a new version (1.2.1) which cleans up the FileNotFoundException, but it should be functionally identical. It's at the same place: GURPSInitTool.jar.

If the program runs from the command line, then it seems that the problem likely lies in the configuration of how your system deals with executable jar files, which I am unfortunately not equipped to debug. The best I can suggest is this page [answers.microsoft.com], which has a couple of suggested solutions for getting executable jars to work.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:54 AM   #20
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Wow. That's looks really useful.

My group plays on Maptools and I am able to enter all the caracters in the initiative list there. It's a great program & very useful.
I'm a fan of Maptools as well, though lately I've been trying out a fork of that tool called 'Mote' which has a few improvements... along with some new bugs and idiosyncrasies (http://idle-ideas.weebly.com/).
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