Achievable improvements to the Triplea User Interface
to run a jar file, path.to/java.exe -jar BFrame.jar
Java 11 is required, to check the version: path.to/java.exe -version
It is possible to have multiple version of java installed on a system at the same time, but the version used by triplea (v2.5/2.6) is java 11.
JRE (Java runtime) only allows to run programs.
JDK (Java development kit) allows to (modify) compile programs as well as run them.
available at: https://adoptopenjdk.net/
Thanks as Oracles Java did not work, but your adoptopenjdk.net works well.
Had a quick test and the only comment is the Menu Bar ctrl+alt appears to work best when I
press ctrl (hold down) then
Pressing ctrl+alt together does not always work, but the above does.
Otherwise looking very good.
How do I uninstall adoptopenjdk.net, it has no Win10 Uninstall and is not listed in the Apps?
A quick Google says to remove the environment path variable, is that the best way to uninstall it and then manually delete the folder?
Oracle Java works fine. Your issue is that your system java install was java8. You can avoid this issue by setting the path to the java executable bundled with Triplea v2.5/2.6 on Windows, as suggested in my previous post or by modifying the classpath environment variable.
The hotkey to hide the menubar is
ctrl released ALT: Press CTRL (hold), then press Alt. Releasing Alt fires the hotkey.
@thedog just saw this again over at git. I haven't actually installed it yet but can you still open the battle calculator with ctrl b ? It's just removed when the territory panel is open ?
TheDog last edited by TheDog
but can you still open the battle calculator with ctrl b ?
Yes, activates where the cursor/territory is.
It's just removed when the territory panel is open ?
On my version its still in the Territory panel.
@thedog right on thanks. I saw he said something about removing it. I'll give this a shot once I figure out how to install it I like the "currently owned" feature. That is big.
Just in case you missed this link.
Its a step by step guide to using it.
Just make sure you copy a working 2.5 version as its faster than 2.6.
For me 2.5 is for solo play and 2.6 for multi-player games.
Im not sure a configurable menu file would give me anything more than what I have at the moment and I would guess all players would be very happy with butterw code if only it was in 2.6 as is.
What I would like is a new Tech screen, in its own panel, like Politics, and not shoe horned into the right hand pane as it currently is.
These past months I have been using it without fault and it currently gives;
- On the purchase panel, if a unit has maxBuiltPerPlayer it shows how many unit left you could buy with =< eg if you cannot buy any, it will not allow you to buy any.
- On the purchase panel, bottom left, it shows a / ##, this number is how many units your factories can possibly produce/place.
- Players tabs reduced to one letter, hover over them for expanded description, this is to save space on the right hand pane.
The pull down menus got regrouped, from 7 items to 6.
- NEW Help> About it has web links, your hardware display in pixels, what dpi, TripleA LookAndFeel
- Bottom right has a ZOOM ###% when you ctrl+Scroll wheel
The first two are the ones that save time and stop frustration.
@butterw Can you launch a 2.6 pull request with your improvements?