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Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby Kurgan » Thursday February 28th, 2019 9:21pm

So I've downloaded Heroscribe and have been raring to use it to create some cool looking custom quest maps, but every time I try to install it on my system, it tells me I need to install

:? "Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2" . :oops:

However, I am running Windows 7 (professional) and have tried installing java 11.02 and I get the pop-up warning (which then doesn't let me install). I also tried downgrading JRE to 8u202 but still no luck.
I've even tried locating the old version but it appears like it will cause problems if I try to install it...

I tried running the HS executable in administrator mode, or in compatibility mode for XP or 2000 but no luck. Any helpful suggestions?
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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby whitebeard » Thursday February 28th, 2019 9:41pm

Hmmm... I'm not familiar with the "windows version", but it just plain works in Linux. And since Java is platform independent, you should not be having any trouble.

I have not run it recently, but there is no reason to believe that 8u201 suddenly broke it.

As a Java .jar file, there is technically nothing to install. Just unzip the folder structure and run it from the command line (grab the zip instead of the exe from the website) from its folder using:

java -jar HeroScribe.jar

You may need to add java to your PATH variable if java is not a recognized command.


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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby Maurice76 » Friday March 1st, 2019 5:47am

Kurgan wrote:However, I am running Windows 7 (professional) and have tried installing java 11.02 and I get the pop-up warning (which then doesn't let me install). I also tried downgrading JRE to 8u202 but still no luck.


Where did you get those versions? The currently available Java download on the Java website is v8, build 201. Did you download it from this link? That's the version I have currently installed on my Windows 7 machine (which is also the Pro version).


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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby Anderas » Friday March 1st, 2019 5:48am

Normally, you don't even have to install Heroscribe


If you have Java, it should work.
Then you need a 32 bit version of Ghostscript to export PDF if you want to do that....
Heroscribe itself can be in any folder you like.
I have it in a subfolder of my HQ area, that way I have easier access to all the symbols inside.


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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby Kurgan » Friday March 1st, 2019 6:47pm

Yeah, I pretty much am a complete clueless noob when it comes to Java on any platform. I just know that the HeroScribe windows installer continually prompts me for an ancient version of Java and failing as a result... and apparently I foolishingly installed the "development kit" which has now completely broken Java to the point where it thinks its not even installed on my system!

Once I remove that I'll install the link you gave and I see this now:

Do I need older versions of Java?

The latest available version is compatible with the older versions. However, some Java applications (or applets) can indicate that they are dependent on a particular version, and may not run if you do not have that version installed. If an application or web page you access requires an older version of Java, you should report this to the provider/developer and request that they update the application to be compatible with all Java versions.


So no need to downgrade, I hope!
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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby whitebeard » Friday March 1st, 2019 8:24pm

Kurgan wrote:Yeah, I pretty much am a complete clueless noob when it comes to Java on any platform. I just know that the HeroScribe windows installer continually prompts me for an ancient version of Java and failing as a result... and apparently I foolishingly installed the "development kit" which has now completely broken Java to the point where it thinks its not even installed on my system!

Once I remove that I'll install the link you gave and I see this now:

Do I need older versions of Java?

The latest available version is compatible with the older versions. However, some Java applications (or applets) can indicate that they are dependent on a particular version, and may not run if you do not have that version installed. If an application or web page you access requires an older version of Java, you should report this to the provider/developer and request that they update the application to be compatible with all Java versions.


So no need to downgrade, I hope!


Nobody is maintaining the HeroScribe installer. Do not use it. Grab the zip file instead. The zip file is right below the installer.

Un zip it.

Open a terminal (command prompt console) in that new folder.

Run "java -jar HeroScribe.jar" from the command line. You can make this an icon you click on later.

Please verify that this works.


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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby Kurgan » Saturday March 2nd, 2019 2:18am

It worked! :whiteshield: :whiteshield: :whiteshield: :roll6: :roll6: |_P So the problem was the dang installer...

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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby Kurgan » Wednesday March 6th, 2019 7:53am

Now that I've caught up to 15 years ago... really cool. I've started converting over some quests I had on paper. What I am wondering now, is how people like Phoenix create those nice, clean looking pages for those re-vamped quest books? Do you just open something in word and insert the image, type it up and export as PDF (I have installed ghostscript now) or is there more to it than that?
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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby j_dean80 » Wednesday March 6th, 2019 8:12am

Most people use PhotoShop to import it in and make it pretty. I have decent success just using MS Paint but it is more painstaking.
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Re: Installing HeroScribe on Windows 7? (trouble shooting)

Postby Thor-in » Wednesday March 6th, 2019 8:30am

If you don't want to buy PhotoShop, you can use Gimp. It's a free PhotoShop tool.
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