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Creeper World 2 => Custom Map Discussion => Topic started by: CenturionsofRome on April 01, 2018, 06:02:18 pm

Title: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: CenturionsofRome on April 01, 2018, 06:02:18 pm
So I downloaded the CW2Editor from the site linked from this board, but the .zip file I got (CW2Editor-0439) doesn't have any install or exe files, so I cant use the editor!
Can someone please direct me to an actual version?
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Builder17 on April 02, 2018, 12:32:27 am
File here isn't zip, it's adobe air installer file. https://knucklecracker.com/creeperworld2/mapeditor.php

Can you confirm zip you got was from there?
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: CenturionsofRome on April 02, 2018, 12:34:58 am
Yep. No .air file was included.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Karsten75 on April 02, 2018, 12:40:06 am
Well, then you must have done something wrong on the download. On the site, it's a .air file.

(https://i.imgur.com/L3PIR7W.png)

When I download it, it wants to be saved as a .air file.

Of relevance is thios on the download page:
 
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After you download the map editor, just double-click to install it. The editor requires Adobe AIR, but you will already have this installed since you already have the game installed.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: CenturionsofRome on April 02, 2018, 12:41:30 am
And when I click on it, I get a .zip file.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Karsten75 on April 02, 2018, 12:49:31 am
What OS and what browser are you using?
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: CenturionsofRome on April 02, 2018, 12:51:10 am
Edge and Windows 7.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Karsten75 on April 02, 2018, 12:53:34 am
overwrite the suggested .zip with .air.

.air is actually a .zip with all the files the AIR installer needs.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: CenturionsofRome on April 02, 2018, 12:54:39 am
It's a .zip folder, not file.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Karsten75 on April 02, 2018, 01:03:15 am
OK, you really pranked me. Happy 1st of April. :)
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: CenturionsofRome on April 02, 2018, 01:05:41 am
I'm not pranking you, unless someone is also pranking me. I click on the link, I get a .zip folder, which when uncompressed doesn't have an .exe or .air file.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Karsten75 on April 02, 2018, 01:07:45 am
rename it to .air. Regardless of whether it is a folder or a file. (and incidentally, you called it a file in your first post. )
So I downloaded the CW2Editor from the site linked from this board, but the .zip file I got (CW2Editor-0439) doesn't have any install or exe files, so I cant use the editor!
Can someone please direct me to an actual version?
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: CenturionsofRome on April 02, 2018, 01:10:07 am
And then what? How would that make it install?
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Karsten75 on April 02, 2018, 01:13:28 am
I'm done. Have a good night.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: GoodMorning on April 02, 2018, 01:36:51 am
And then what? How would that make it install?

I think - and I can't be sure, not having done it - that it will, somehow. If that is the case, then K75's instructions were quite clear. If not, then I'm also at a loss.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: planetfall on April 02, 2018, 10:09:57 am
File extensions donít mean anything in a vacuum. They just tell your OS what sort of data is inside the file and what program to open it with.

Changing the extension to .air should make it open with the AIR installer rather than your unzip utility of choice.

Edit: I made a mistake. It seems the CW2 download is an exe, but this is just the cw2.air packaged with the AIR installer. So unless you have AIR installed independently (and why would anyone in 2018?) it will just look like a renamed zip to your computer.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: Karsten75 on April 02, 2018, 10:21:30 am
Well, the initial assumption was that you needed AIR to install CW2 itself.

Now with the anniversary edition, that might not be correct anymore. Virgil is out of pocket for most of this week, so this will have to wait until he is available to resolve any remaining issues or questions.
Title: Re: No .exe file in CW2Editor download on 4/1/18
Post by: knucracker on April 02, 2018, 08:40:34 pm
The map editor was created at a time when Adobe AIR was only available as a separate installation framework.  That's why it is an 'air' file and required Adobe AIR be installed first.  In a few weeks I'll take a stab at converting it to an executable with a captive air runtime. 

In the mean time, the steps to get it to work are this:
1: Download and install adobe AIR.  You can get it from here: https://get.adobe.com/air/
2: Download the map editor .air file.
3: Double click to install the editor.  If it opens as a 'folder', then right click the downloaded .air file and select to open it with the Adobe Air Installer (which should be on your machine after step 1).

If you don't want to do all of that, then check back in a few weeks from now and if I find the time I will have the editors converted to standalone executables.