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Old 01-24-2019, 11:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Get simple legacy Java applet operational, Reward offered

Some limited success now that I've located appletviewer.exe. It's a simple matter more-or-less to get JDK's appletviewer.exe to run my papalot.html; I had to move my package's HTML launcher file plus 2 sub-folders into the directory /bin where JDK keeps appletviewer and other crucial DLLs that it requires. Then I made a shortcut to appletviewer.exe and added the name "papalot.html" to the Target string as the sole parameter passed. Bingo! The display was Ok and as expected at first. Then after I took my 1st turn/choice in this strategy contest the applet visibly proceeded as it should, showing progression in the field of mine and the opponents forces. But then it came time for me to choose a deployment location on the field for my newly-readied soldier. The applet attached a simple rectangle to my mouse pointer, as it ought do, and I was able to place that rectangle where I desired. But it wasn't showing me any field features now and after I placed my latest deployment (blindly since no field features showed) using the little rectangle. then things became no good. I suppose the applet needed to re-render the playing field and something messed up. But for the blinking yellow health indicator lights (for each deployed unit), nothing else shows up. Arggh.

I swear this game worked flawlessly from any browser, 10 or 12 years ago.
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