4kforge

David Stark / Zarkonnen
2013-10-14 17:03

An assembly of scripts intended to help you develop, compile, compress and test a Java game that weighs in at under 4 kB, for submission to the yearly Java4k contest.

The game is assumed to be comprised entirely of the class "a" found in the src folder.

To begin using 4kForge, run install.sh. This will prompt you to install Proguard and kzip, two external tools needed by 4kForge.

4kForge also includes Zip2Gzip and HTTPD, two Java programs written by pjt33. The former converts between two compression formats, and the latter is a tiny webserver that is able to correctly host pack200'ed applets.

Once install.sh has run successfully, you can run make.sh in the make folder to compile and shrink your program, and startserver.sh to host the resulting pack200'ed and gzipped applet.

THESE TOOLS ARE PROVIDED AS-IS WITH NO WARRANTY/GUARANTEE OF CORRECT OPERATION.