All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 23-01-2008, 01:36 AM
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i've downloaded some jave games and they have jar and jad files. what do i do with the jad files

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Old 23-01-2008, 01:43 AM
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Personally I never use them. They seem to come with most (if not all) java games but you never really need them.
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Old 23-01-2008, 09:51 AM
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The jad files are for older phones i believe - i think they are a "Java Description File" which tells the older phones what to do with the Jar files

Although i might be wrong with my description (as i cannot cite a link to where i know this from), i would be 99% certain that you will have no need for these files with your N95

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I have a bunch of JAR files, the JADs for which I have long since binned. They still install and work perfectly.

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Old 23-01-2008, 11:02 AM
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wookie is right, they're just a different bundle. just like zip and rar.
infact a jar is a zip and can be extracted with winrar.

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Old 23-01-2008, 09:40 PM
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Nokias don't need the jad, Samsumgs and S-Es do

As has been mentioned a jad is just a text file that tells the phones that need it what class to run to start the game
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