Announcement Getting started

We've posted a status update with some first screenshots of the new terrain generation. There is also a new update available for the Java version!

  • Getting started

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    Java Development Kit

    In order to write a Java application, you have to download and install the Java Development Kit (JDK). To create a plugin for Rising World, you need at least the JDK 8.

    You can download the latest JDK here: oracle.com/technetwork/java/ja…k8-downloads-2133151.html

    Remember to install the 64 bit version of the JDK if you are using a 64 bit operating system.


    Integrated Development Environment

    It is highly recommended to use an IDE (integrated development environment) when creating a plugin for Rising World. In contrary to a simple texteditor, it will provide some comfortable features like code completion or displaying documentation.

    Here is an overview of some popular IDE's:


    Getting started

    First of all, you have to create a new project. In NetBeans, you can create a new project by selecting File -> New Project... -> select "Java Application" and press "Next" -> provide a proper Project Name -> press "Finish"

    Once a project is created, it will be visible in the "Projects" list on the left side.

    In order to create a plugin for Rising World, you need to load the "PluginAPI" library. Here you find the latest changelog as well as the latest download: API Changelog 0.9.5.2

    How to add the library in NetBeans
    1. To add the library to your project, you have to rightclick on your project name -> select "Properties" ...






    2. Now select the "Libraries" entry on the left side, and press the "Add Library..." button.




    3. Press the "Create..." button to create a new global library




    4. Select a proper name, for example "RisingWorldAPI"




    5. Now a new dialog appears. Go to the "Classpath" tab and press the "Add JAR/Folder" button




    6. Select the "PluginAPI.jar" file (you have to extract the zip file you've downloaded first)




    7. Confirm by pressing "Add JAR/Folder", then go to the "Javadoc" tab and press the "Add ZIP/Folder" button




    8. Select the "javadoc.zip" file and confirm by pressing the "Add ZIP/Folder" button




    9. Confirm all changes by pressing "OK", then select "Add Library"






    10. Now you should see the "RisingWorldAPI" in the "Compile-time Libraries" list. You can close the properties window now by pressing the "OK" button.




    11. Finally you can start writing your own Rising World plugin. Have fun :)

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