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I have a few java games on my Windows 7 computer, but I haven't played them in a good while.

Today I decided to play "Javaquarius", the java implementation of Looney Labs' game "Aquarius". I've played this many times before, but it's just been a long time.

When I double-clicked on the file, Firefox opened (I've switched to Chrome), and I got a message saying the addon couldn't be installed because it is corrupt. This happened every time I tried the start the game.

I located the file, right-clicked on it, and selected "Open with..." I then selected "Java launcher" and the Java 7 splash screen appeared for a few minutes, then disappeared and then I got a message saying the file couldn't be launched.

So then I right-clicked on the java file and tried opening it with Chrome. All of a sudden, a "Save" dialog box opened and asked where I wanted to save the file!

So, then I went to some other small java games I have on this computer, and each one did the same thing as listed above.

Not at all sure what to do next, but I sure would like to get my games working. Any and all advice appreciated...

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Have you tried going to the command line and running it there? What kind of output does that produce?

It sounds like you are using Java 7. I don't think this would be an issue, but perhaps something in the code is using an old deprecated method that may have been removed from Java 7?
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sigmazero13 wrote:
Have you tried going to the command line and running it there? What kind of output does that produce?

It sounds like you are using Java 7. I don't think this would be an issue, but perhaps something in the code is using an old deprecated method that may have been removed from Java 7?


I tried the command line and got the same results (Java splash screen, then "Failed to launch" message).

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Very odd. No stack trace in the command window?

I haven't used Java in Windows 7 for awhile; I can give it a try next time I'm logged in. Can I find that program here on BGG?
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sigmazero13 wrote:
Very odd. No stack trace in the command window?

I haven't used Java in Windows 7 for awhile; I can give it a try next time I'm logged in. Can I find that program here on BGG?


Thanks, I appreciate the help.


The file is not on BGG, but here's where it can be downloaded...

http://www.koryheath.com/games/javaquarius/
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jrbentley wrote:
sigmazero13 wrote:
Very odd. No stack trace in the command window?

I haven't used Java in Windows 7 for awhile; I can give it a try next time I'm logged in. Can I find that program here on BGG?


Thanks, I appreciate the help.


The file is not on BGG, but here's where it can be downloaded...

http://www.koryheath.com/games/javaquarius/


I can report that I had no problems on either Mac OS or Windows 7... both running Java 7. I'd try upgrading / re-installing Java.

To confirm... at the command line you ran: java -jar javaquarius.jar
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Sorry for the delay on my part; I don't boot into Windows very often. I just did, though, and have no problems running it. As the above poster mentions, perhaps it's worth removing and re-installing Java?
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