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jZDL v0.2

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:26 pm
by TheFortuneTeller
Hello everyone, I am the user who once went by the awful screen name of "Salad Viking", and I have appeared out of the blue well over a year after last posting because I have content to share.


One or two of you may have a fuzzy memory that I posted something similar to this before, but nothing ever came out of it. Well, I recently created a much more robust version of the primitive product I made long ago, and it's ready for beta testing.

jZDL is a frontend program for ZDoom (and spawn) for the Java Virtual Machine. It is, obviously, named after the ubiquitous ZDL by BioHazard. Powered by Java, jZDL is small, flexible, and cross-platform. jZDL is an open source program under the zlib license, so anyone can download it, distribute it, and examine the (rough) code.

  • Cross-platform: jZDL will run on any desktop computer with a Java runtime installed.
  • XML data storage: User settings are saved in readable, schema-validated XML files.
  • Easy interface: You can add source ports, IWADs, and more from within the GUI interface, so there's no need to know XML.
  • Saved sessions: An idea thrown around before, saved sessions allow you to keep a record of your favorite WADs and setups and quickly load them for future play.
  • Recent sessions: jZDL keeps track of your gameplay history and allows you to reload recently played sessions.
  • International support: The beta release of jZDL is available in English and Spanish. Anyone can submit a new or revised translation. Just make a new resource bundle from the LocalizedStrings bundle in the jzdl.resources.localization package of the source code and post it or PM it.
  • In-development: And I'm open to feature suggestions.
To install and run jZDL, follow the instructions in the README file. You will need to have version 7 or later of the Java runtime installed. Get it here or here (if you want the 64-bit version).

UPDATE v0.2:
  • Added an option in the Settings tab to toggle automatically loading the last played session
Try it out. This is a beta release, so be on the lookout for bugs, and report any you find.

Re: jZDL v0.1

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:37 am
by lzvk25
First the jZDL.bat didn't work, so, I had to edit it and hardcode the java path :

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -jar jzdl.jar

And then I got this error :


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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: jzdl/Mainfram
e : Unsupported major.minor version 51.0
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
        at Source)
        at Source)
        at$000(Unknown Source)
        at$ Source)
        at Method)
        at Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
        at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
Could not find the main class: jzdl.Mainframe. Program will exit.

My java version :


UPDATE : I updated my JAVA version to which is the latest and now it works.

Re: jZDL v0.2

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:40 pm
by TheFortuneTeller
Update to version 0.2