ECPI School Portfolio

Ted DeJong


Here you will find help and extended information for this site and portfolio projects. If you cannot find an answer to your question, please send me a message so that I can help you.

Visual Basic

These project files will not run in your browser. You must right-click the link and choose "Save As" and save the file in an easy-to-find location, like the desktop. Then, double-click the file to open it. Follow the instructions from the page you downloaded the file from in order to operate it.


All of my Java programs require that you have Java Virtual Machine installed on the computer you are using. Starting the program is a little technical. You need to extract the .class file(s) from the .jar file from the command prompt and then run the program using the "java projectname" command.

Set up

  1. Make a note of the name of the project, you will need it in a moment.
  2. First make sure you have Java Virtual Machine on this computer.
    Start > Control Panel
    Make sure Java is in the list of items in the Control Panel.
  3. Now determine your command prompt initial directory.
    Start > Run
    then press Enter.
    [Windows Logo Key] + "r"
    then type
    then press Enter.
    This will show you where the default directory is for your command prompt.
  4. Save the project file to this directory.
  5. Now, back in the command prompt, type
    jar -xvf filename.jar
    with the filename of the jar you downloaded. So, for example, if you downloaded Ted3.12class.jar, then type:
    jar -xvf Ted3.12class.jar
    then press enter. The file(s) will be extracted from the jar to this directory.
  6. Now run the .class program using the "java" command. Type in the command prompt
    java projectname
    where projectname is the name of the project you downloaded. To use the previous example, if you downloaded and extracted Ted3.12class.jar, then you would type in the command prompt:
    java DebCredTest
    and then hit the Enter key.

Flash Player

To view Flash projects, you need the Flash Player. Download and install Flash to your computer; the process is easy. This will give you the capability to view Flash elements in your web browser(s) on your computer.

Flash is a popular element used in many major websites and is a crucial part of many web applications such as YouTube's video player. Having a Flash Player will enable you to experience a broad range of fast-loading, animated, content-rich, multimedia web applications.

Director Shockwave Player

To view Director projects, you need the Director Shockwave Player. Download and install Shockwave to your computer; the process is easy. This will give you the capability to view Director Shockwave elements in your web browser(s) on your computer.

Director Shockwave Player features 3D modeling capabilities, animations, and content-rich, multimedia web applications.

Havok Physics Engine

Director minimizes the size of published shockwave elements by including Xtras, supplementary code to the basic shockwave program. These Xtras provide your Shockwave Player any advanced capabilities to run the content the author created. When you start a Director Shockwave file that requires an Xtra not present on your computer, it will automatically download this Xtra to your Shockwave Player.

The Havok Physics Engine is an Xtra that provides enhanced 3D physics capabilities to the Shockwave Player. However, the Havok Physics Engine for Director Shockwave is no longer supported for Director by Macromedia, because Macromedia no longer exists, basically.

To view my project that uses Havok you need to install Havok manually.

  1. Download Havok file
  2. Place the file in the folder:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Shockwave 10\Xtras

That's it. You should now be able to use Shockwave Player elements that use Havok.