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Nov 19, 2009, 11:06 AM
 
hi,

i want to play this game but i need to open a file in the folder called run.bat but it wont open. it used to work when i had windows.
heres the link for it Downloading - Impact_Client_1.5.rar @ UppIT please help.

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Nov 19, 2009, 11:19 AM
 
A .bat (batch) file is a DOS scripting program.

You need MS-DOS or Windows to run it.
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Nov 19, 2009, 11:20 AM
 
.bat files are scripts and they don't work on other operating systems but only on Windows. You can make some of them run with additional software, but since you mention you want to play a game, let me tell you that you need a Mac version of the game (unless it's some simple flash game or so).
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Nov 19, 2009, 11:23 AM
 
its a client to play a java game i tried program called boxer and it says uknown command or file name JAVA
     
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Nov 19, 2009, 11:37 AM
 
Boxer is for running games in a dosbox, a sort of compability environment. What you need is to run the actual Java game in the Java Runtime Environment. Try to find a file with a name ending in .jar that looks like a document with a cup of coffee on it. Doubleclick on that and see if that works.

Alternatively, open that .bat with a text editor to see what it does exactly.
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Nov 19, 2009, 11:42 AM
 
well some of these clients have the .jar one and that one i can run but most of them have this .bat file to run it.
i opened it in textedit and got this

@echo off
java -Xmx512m client
pause
     
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Nov 19, 2009, 01:20 PM
 
Not AGAIN

http://forums.macnn.com/82/applicati...-files-on-mac/

http://forums.macnn.com/82/applicati...-files-mac-os/

There were tons of those threads, but they must have gotten deleted.

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Nov 20, 2009, 09:22 AM
 
Read those other threads, but basically you have to open that file client in the Java Runtime.
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