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How to use a .jar?


#1 cdietschrun   Over the Hills, Far Away CAGiversary!   1312 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

cdietschrun

Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:05 PM

I have Windows Vista 64 am trying to run MARS ( a MIPS Assembler Simulator ) and it comes in a .jar. When I click to open it, WinRAR opens and I don't have anything useful that I can use to run this program.

Can anyone help me out?
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#2 playguuu   Wisdom CAGiversary!   2883 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:29 PM

if winrar isn't unzipping it, then try 7-zip

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#3 cdietschrun   Over the Hills, Far Away CAGiversary!   1312 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

cdietschrun

Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:51 PM

I think I mis-communicated my point. I can open it and browse the things, but I believe .jar files are supposed to be programs, because when I open it, there's nothing to run.
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#4 M-10  

Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:55 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar-file

#5 BlueLobstah   Do you...want my carrots? CAGiversary!   2934 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

BlueLobstah

Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:55 PM

A jar is like an executable file for Java, you need to ensure that you have a Java Runtime Environment installed in order to run the jar.

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#6 lilboo   Not addicted to WoW CAGiversary!   18235 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:01 PM

fill it up with .jelly