Invasion of the Applets

The good news is this site is now populated with my games (each one a work of art!).

The bad news is the games are Java Applets.

Now, as much as I like Java, it’s a sad truth that Applets can sometimes be a little… cranky.  Bluntly, they just won’t work on some machines.  I’m using the Java Applet Embed plugin for WordPress, and I’m hoping that that will ease the pain a little.  But there’s still a chance you could be looking at a blank space where a game is supposed to be.

If the games aren’t appearing, the first thing to do is keep your eyes open for a message from the browser asking if it’s okay to run Applets. Failing that, you could try visiting the Java download page to make sure you’ve got Java installed already.  If that doesn’t help then all I can do is apologize.

If you know any tricks for making Applets work reliably then I’m all ears!

[Edit] And it turns out that the plugin that launches the Java Applets only works if JavaScript is enabled.  So that’s both Java and JavaScript.  But honestly, the games are worth it!

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