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Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:23:18 AM »
I have been trying to use JCZ for the first time ever and I am coming across some problems.

I do have Java installed and have been trying to open JCZ using Java, but the icon doesn't appear. Also, whenever I try and run JCZ, a window comes up, then disappears, and then it asks if I want to run or save the file. After trying this, I repeat the process and still can't get onto JCZ. I have tried to run this in Microsoft Edge, IE 11 and Chrome but none of them work.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 11:18:06 AM »
Sounds like you're running windows. It should just be a case of downloading and then unpacking the zip file.  Unpacking the zip into a folder and then double clicking the jar file from windows explorer.
You shouldn't need to run anything from the browser.

A screenshot would be helpful.

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 03:47:52 AM »
Sounds like you're running windows. It should just be a case of downloading and then unpacking the zip file.  Unpacking the zip into a folder and then double clicking the jar file from windows explorer.

Forgetting to unzip the zip file before running it is very easy to do since you double-click it and Windows helpfully shows you what's inside the zip file in the same way as it would show you the contents of a folder which the contents had already been unzipped to. It even lets you run the .jar file while it's still zipped which is... weird. I would make sure everything has been properly unzipped (using a third-party unzipping tool or even the native Windows tool by right-clicking the file and doing "Extract to...") before trying to run it.

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2017, 08:22:21 AM »
The problem is, the file isn't downloading as a zip, but as an Internet file?

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 08:29:55 AM »
The problem is, the file isn't downloading as a zip, but as an Internet file?

This is the link for the zip file:
http://jcloisterzone.com/builds/JCloisterZone-3.4.3.zip

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 11:56:01 AM »
I have problems with running Jcloister as well. I bought new computer, installed java, downloaded JCloister, and game doesn't open. Damm... Guys, help!

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 12:01:05 PM »
Have you managed to unpack the zip file JCZ comes in yet?

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 12:08:56 PM »
Yeah, I've extracted file.

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 12:13:22 PM »
Has the JCloisterZone.jar file been associated with your latest Java Runtime?

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2017, 12:14:45 PM »
If it's a new computer, the JRE portion of Java may not yet be installed, which is necessary to run JCZ on Windows without a browser.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/server-jre8-downloads-2133154.html
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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 12:18:47 PM »
I try to run it on java...

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 12:30:24 PM »
Yes, without the JRE the .jar files are not "standalone". Try installing that and maybe reboot computer if it advices it.

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 07:09:08 AM »
I downloaded file you've mentioned, but I don't know how to properly install it... I moved it to Java folder and unpacked it but that's it... And nothing changed... :(

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 07:20:50 AM »
Seems the link leads to manual installs. Try link below and download the exe file.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre8-downloads-2133155.html

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Re: Problems Opening JCloisterZone
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2017, 08:01:42 AM »
Should I uninstall Java that I've got so far?


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