netShore® TCG is a graphical character generation utility for the Classic Traveller® sci-fi roleplaying game. Currently only Book 1 (Characters and Combat) is supported, but there are plans to expand on that. TCG is written in Java™ using Swing and available for download as a single JAR file.
Status May 31, 2005: Version 0.9a released
2017: Now open source: https://github.com/JochenLinnemann/netShore-TCG
The JAR (Java™ Archive) file contains the complete program. Just click the link above and save the file to your local system. If your system meets the stated requirements you can start the program in one of several ways:
- On Windows® operating systems try to double click the JAR file. If this won’t work, try the following.
- Change into the directory you saved the JAR file to and type „java -jar ./netShore.TCG-0.9a.jar“ at the command line prompt. If this won’t work, consult the documentation of your platform’s Java™ implementation.
System Requirements You will need to have a current JRE (Java™ Runtime Environment) installed. Minimum version supported is 1.4. Preferred version is 1.4.2. To check your JRE’s version type „java -version“ at the command line prompt.
Executing „java -version“ gets you to the directory „C:\WINDOWS\java“ (or something similar): Obviously the Java™ Runtime Environment is not (correctly) installed on your system. Check your installation or download and install the JRE 1.4.2 again. Executing „java -version“ should result in output similar to this:
java version "1.4.2_04" Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_04-b05) Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_04-b05, mixed mode)
Upon downloading there is a ZIP file instead of a JAR file on your disk: Do not extract that ZIP file! Change the file extension to JAR instead, i.e. „netShore.TCG-0.9a.zip“ should be changed to „netShore.TCG-0.9a.jar“, and then continue as described above.
Editing a Character
Interactive Character Creation
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