MTb91 is compatible with J8 HOWEVER there is currently a stylesheet bug where if you use 7 or more styles in a frame it will NOT show the frame.
[spoiler=The old post]To all (new) users who have trouble launching maptools. Currently NO OFFICIAL VERSION of maptool will launch in java 7. This due to a change in j7.
this is the error you'll get:
J7 no longer accepts * for input, rendering the launcher.exe useless."Unable to access jarfile maptool-*.jar"
The solution is however very simple. Two options:
- get the new launcher:
--> unzip it and copy paste the content directly into the maptool install directory. If it asks to overwrite anything: yes.
--> then delete the .cfg file
--> delete the .exe file (You need to run launcher.jar to start MT)
--> turn off smileys in the settings (its bugged)
- get maptool 1.3b90 & 91-beta
b90 has been up and using for close to a year now and its the most stable version in years. Not only will it launch but the upnp to set up a server also works once again for this version. This is the last build provided by one of the Devs.
b91 is a more recent version where the last patches were applied by a forum user (in the help it thus will still say b90).
If you want my opinion: go for the second option.
- Clydes (.bat) launcher
- Maptool forks list by (Me)^3[/spoiler]