Dave Spring edited this page Apr 18, 2018 · 12 revisions


JOverseer is a desktop application which aims to assist players of the Middle Earth PBM game (http://www.middleearthgames.com).

joverseer screenshot


Due to abuse, Google Code no longer permits new downloads. The source code is still hosted here, but from now on downloads will be found at http://www.middleearthgames.com/gamingsoftware/.

The latest version is 1.16.3, released on April 18, 2018.

  • A new installer for Windows http://middleearthgames.com/software/joverseer/joverseer-setup-1.16.3.exe, and write access to the install directory is not needed when running jOverseer. Hence the install to Program Files directory should now work OK.
  • JOverseer program update checks can now be performed on-demand, which is much less confusing for everyone (they used to be limited to once every two weeks). The function is available under the Help menu.

See the Changelog for more details of bugs fixed.


To spot new versions, the updater will visit the RSS feed http://www.middleearthgames.com/software/joverseer/feed.xml once a week. If it finds a new version, then it will notify you, show you what's changed and ask if you want to update. If you do, then it will download and install it. Updates are currently about 2MB instead of the 15MB for the full install.

JOverseer now requires at least java version 1.6 (confusingly also known as java 6). java 1.9 (java 9) is preferred.


Windows users can now run jOverseer.exe which replaces the old batch file and automatically configures the java environment for joverseer.jar.

Mailing Lists - Getting Involved

To ask questions, offer suggestions, or report bugs please use the JOverseer Yahoo Group. To join the group please email me (m s c o o n @ g m a i l . c o m), Brad Brunet or Clint Oldridge, or submit a request to join at the group page.

Read the Documentation - Wiki Pages

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Developed by:

  • Marios Skounakis
  • Dave Spring (current maintainer)

Special thanks to:

  • Brad Brunet, who spent long hours testing JOverseer and offering feedback and ideas, and who is also helping to support it.
  • Wade F. Buhr, Mark Jeffries, Scott Moyes, Adrian Sheridan, Jerry Soules, Jon Steer, Lynn Still, who helped with testing, finding bugs and suffering through the various shortcomings of the first versions. Several of these guys also contributed very useful feedback and ideas for improvement. JOverseer would not be what it currently is without their contribution.
  • Panayotis Mertikopoulos, Haris Nikokavouras, Manolis Perakis, who originally tested the program in alpha version.
  • Mike Mulka (author of Automagic), for letting me clone the Automagic Economy Calculator.
  • Edward Lane, who helped with some issues with the XML parsing.
  • Jason Bennett (author of MEOW), for some tips on turn auto-submission.
  • Clint Oldridge, for supporting the project and prodding other people to help.
  • Rob Jones, for sending me various ME materials.

Last update: 18 April 2018, Dave Spring

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