For the new Code Rally 1.1 beta we have a new installer to make it much faster and easier to get everything you need for the game installed and running! The new installer includes everything you need to be able to play the game - all the game files, Eclipse, Java, WebSphere Development Tools and WebSphere Application Server Libert Profile.
Once you have downloaded the installer zip you will need to extract it - you can delete these extracted files and the zip once you have installed the game. Inside the extracted zip you will find a folder containing the licenses associated with the game, a readme txt file explaining which exe you need to run to start the installation process and a file containing all of the install files. To start the installation process go to "Code Rally v1.1b inst
Once you have installed the game using the installer a new shortcut will have been created in your start menu under a "code rally" folder in the all programs list. By launching that shortcut you will start Eclipse - you will be asked to choose a workspace location before continuing - select an appropriate location for your workspace and continue. Note: you will need to launch the Code Rally shortcut as an administrator on Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8 if you installed to the Program Files default location. You can do this by right-clicking the icon and clicking "run as administrator".
Once eclipse is loaded you should see the following screen:
Close the welcome window (marked 1) and the screen should change to show the basic resource view:
Click window>open perspective>java ee and you should be presented with this view:
Right-click in the area outlined in red and choose import>EAR file - you should now see the following window:
Click on the browse button outlined and navigate to your code rally install location - inside that folder you should see a folder called "webapps". Inside the webapps folder you will find "Cod
Click on the "new" button outlined in red and you will be presented with this screen:
Type "liberty" into the filter box or navigate into the IBM folder and find the WebSphere Application Server V8.5 entry (see below):
Tick the "create new server" tickbox and click "next"
You should now see this window:
Click on "browse" and under your code rally installation folder (where you found the "webapps" folder earlier) you should see a folder called "wlp" - select that folder and click "ok". You should now be able to click "finish" which will close the current window and return you to this window:
Note: if you are using Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8 and you get an error when creating the Liberty server close Eclipse and open it again running as administrator.
You should see a target runtime instead of "<none>" (the target runtime should be "WebSphere Application Server V8.5 Liberty Profile"). Click finish - you may get a warning about Inconsistent Files - if you get the warning (see below) click "yes" in that window.
You should now see this view:
Click on the "servers" tab on the bottom and you should see this view screen:
Right-click on the Liberty server outlined in red and click "start" - the server will now start. Note: you will need to do this to start the local server every time you open Eclipse.
You will now see the "console" tab automatically and will see the status message for the server starting - it should only take a few seconds to start the server depending on the speed of your machine. Once you see "Application CodeRallyServer started in ?? seconds." (underlined in red) then this step is complete. Note the "??" will be the time it takes to start the application.
Finally go to window>open perspective>other and choose the "code rally" option at the top of your screen. You will now move to the code rally view in eclipse and can start playing the game - for instuctions on how to play the game download the instructions from the downloads page and open the "Setup Code Rally Plugin" pdf and go to page 5 (pages 1-4 are only valid for the old install method which you no longer need to follow).
Use these instructions to download and install a Liberty server, add the Code Rally EAR to the server, and configure the Liberty configuration file (server.xml). These instructions are written for a Windows user; for Linux users the commands are roughly equivalent, just replace the Windows path with the path to your home directory.
2. Create a new Liberty install directory, and move the downloading JAR file into the directory (for example, C:\Liberty).