Installing Java Step 1: Download the “jdk-1_5_0_12__.....” file and execute the file. Follow the onscreen instructions. Please install using all the default options. Installing Eclipse Step 1: Download Eclipse and unzip the downloaded file. Step 2: Go to the Eclipse directory and execute the “Eclipse” Application Step 3: Select a folder of you choice as your workspace (or you can use the default value) Step4: Click on the “Use this as the default and do not ask again” Step 5: You can explore the welcome screen. After you have finished, click on the “X” on the tab to close this screen. Step 6: You will now see the Eclipse interface. Close this and continue to install the Code Invaders game. Installing Code Invaders Step 1: Download the game codes from the VXG website (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/nic) Step2: Unzip the file. Step 3: Go into the unzipped files. You should see three directories. The “doc” folder contains useful information that you need to read. Step 4: Copy the contents of the “plugins” folder into the “plugins” folder of the eclipse application. Step 5: Go to the “plugins” folder of the eclipse application. You should see two files starting with “com.ibm.game….” Setting up Eclipse to code the game 1. 2. 3. 4. Start Eclipse. Go to File > New > Project... Go to Other > Game Project. Select one of the available games (in this case, “Code Invaders”) and enter a project name. Click Finish. Getting Started You are now ready to start writing code! If you are unfamiliar with the environment, take the following steps to write and test your code: 1. Expand the CodeInvadors project, and expand the src > (default package). 2. Right click on MySpaceShip.java and select Open. 3. You can now start modifying the MySpaceShip class. 4. When you are ready to test your code, double-click on games.xml within the project. 5. When the Game Editor appears, enter a name and organization for your team. 6. Select File > Save or Click Ctrl-S. 7. Click Add My Team >. 8. Select another team from the list on the left. Click Add >. Repeat for as many teams as desired. 9. Click Run to watch the match. 10. Once the match is over, you can click on the exit button at the top right of the CodeInvaders screen. Additional information is provided in the “manual.html” in the “doc”folder of the downloaded game files.
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