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#41 Simon

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:38 AM

You can follow the instructions in this thread to properly associate .jar files with Java on your system...or you can google "jarfix" to find a small app that will take care of that for you.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 05:58 PM

Okay, I need some help.

 

I am using windows 10.

 

I have downloaded the zip file to  C:/users/seanr/HeroDesigner.

 

I have unzipped the file.

 

What is now in the directory is:

 

DefaultPrintTemplate.hde

DefaultPrintTemplate6e.hde

HD6 (winRar archive is the file type)

HDDocs (pdf file)

hdlogo (PNG file)

herologo (jpg file)

HeroSystem_6eLogos (jg file)

 

So..what do I click on to run the program? I don't see the jar file everyone is talking about.

 

I have the most current version of java.

 

Thanks.


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#43 Amorkca

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

HD6



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:42 PM

You have your system set to hide file extensions -- HD6 is HD6.jar (when you can see the file extension).

Your system stating that it's a winRAR archive is a sign of misconfiguration.  Do the following:

 

1. Make sure that you have Java installed (www.java.com)

2. Google "jarfix" and download/run the first result -- that will fix file associations on your system

 

 

Then just double-click on HD6 (.jar)


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#45 Fry Daddy

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

Thank you sir! Everything is a-ok now.


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 02:56 PM

Not sure if mine is the same issue.  I re-downloaded Java and used the javafix link but I'm still getting the following error message: 

 

Unable to install Java

 

There are errors in the following switches:

"C:\Users\myname\Desktop\HERODesigner\HD6.jar";.

 

Check that the commands are valid and try again.

 

 

Thanks for your help!



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:22 PM

"Unable to install Java" would seem to indicate that you're trying to launch HD with the installer for Java, rather than installing Java on your system and _then_ running HD.

 

Steps to make it (hopefully) simple:

 

1. Go to www.java.com and install Java on your system. 

 

2. Google "jarfix" and go to the first result to find a small program you can run to ensure that file associations are properly set on your system

 

3. Double-click on HD6.jar


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:31 AM

LOL.  Thanks Simon for your help, I'm all up and running now.  User error on my part, like usual.