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Offline WMCoolmon

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RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
Changes since v0.82:
  • Added ability to read and write zip files
  • Added ability to load items from the command line using syntax "java -jar MajaExpress085.jar <file>"
  • Added several more supported text files to the editor
  • Fixed connected/sync status
  • Reworked backend to provide for more flexible source entry/project entry management

Download can be found at: http://wmc.freespacemods.net/repository/

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Opening VP files by double-clicking them
Before attempting anything, note that I offer this guide as a rough how-to; you ought to have enough computer experience to know what you should and shouldn't do. Proceed at your own risk.
1) Create a folder for Maja in a permanent location, such as C:\Program Files\Maja
2) Copy the .jar to the folder you just created
3) Open up an explorer window. Go to "Tools->Folder Options", and click the "File types" tab.
4) Scroll down in the list to where "VP" is listed

If you don't see "VP" in the list...
A1) Click the "New" button below the list of files
A2) In the dialog that comes up, type "VP" for the file extension and click OK.
A3) You should see "VP" appear at the top of the list; if not, scroll around until you find it. Select it and click "Advanced"

Once you've opened the Advanced dialog for "VP"...
7) Type "Volition Package File" in the field at the very top of the dialog that comes up. This can technically be anything that you like; it's what Windows will call VP files from now on.
8) Click the "New..." button on the right side of the dialog. Enter the following in the fields of the dialog that comes up:

Action:
open

Application Used to Perform Action:
"C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "C:\Program Files\Maja\MajaExpress085.jar" "%1"


It's very likely that your JRE folder will have a different name. Look in C:\Program Files\Java to figure out what yours is. For instance, if you saw a folder called "jre1.5.0", you would instead put
"C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "C:\Program Files\Maja\MajaExpress085.jar" "%1"

You can probably use any action you like, especially "edit", but maybe even "transmorgrify" or "grok", but "open" is the most commonly used and most likely to work with anything.
9) Click "OK"
10) If there are other actions listed, select the action you just added and press "Set Default"
11) Click "Ok", and then "Close". The changes should take effect immediately.

At some point I may make a proper installer. For now, I just want to make sure I haven't broken anything as I've done a rather significant rework of how everything is handled internally.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2008, 08:02:48 am by WMCoolmon »
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Offline ARSPR

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
Great  :yes:

I've updated Maja Wiki page with the correct links.
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLES WITH FS2:
  • Please, please, please, READ and UNDERSTAND the sticky threads in FreeSpace & FreeSpace Open Support board.
    A lot of people are willing to help you, but, as anyone can understand, seeing the very same "issues" repeated again and again can become quite depressing. Please, spend a bit of time trying to solve the issue by yourself.
    (Lobo deserves a monument).
  • Then, if you aren't still able to solve your issue, feel free to ask for help in that same board.
    FYI, most of the troubles are caused by wrong mod installations which lead to either missing data or undesired cross-effects between them. Always follow the mod installation instructions and keep a clean FS2 installation as explained in the sticky threads. Two additional links about how the game handles game data:
  • If you think that you've discovered a bug, mantis it.
    Provide as much info as you can, and try to narrow it down. A lonely "FS2 doesn't work" is not a good report.

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Albert Einstein: Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.

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Offline achtung

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
Curious question:

How did you come up with the name?
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Offline blowfish

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
I am still unable to open TGA files though I get no error message.

 

Offline dwlnetnl

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
I've created an Mac OS X app bundle so you can more easily use MajaExpress.

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Offline blowfish

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
I've created an Mac OS X app bundle so you can more easily use MajaExpress.

Thanks. ;) :nod:

 

Offline WMCoolmon

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
 :yes: :yes:
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
Just downloaded, and It all runs very very smoothly wit Zero errors. I can work out how to pack/unpack stuff in the right hierarchy etc, but what are the numbered buttons on both sides for? :confused: :nervous:

I tried to find on-line info for using, but all i could see was the 126kb screeny running on mac.

 

Offline WMCoolmon

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
I've never written a formal manual but I've never gotten requests for one either.

The numbers on the side switch between the entries list, editor, and output pane for that frame. The "M" swaps a small frame with the big frame. That way, you can edit 2 files at once, or view 2 different directories at the same time from the same project.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: RELEASE - Maja Express 0.85
I shall for lack of a more apt word, "Fiddle" about and see what this baby  can do :D