Here you will find information about running the World client.

The World is currently a technology release. What this means is that the source code is not being released, and there are still some bugs. But the general idea and so on is available to the people who visit.

The code is written in full Java 1.1. Which means browsers such as Netscape Communicator/Navigator and Internet Explorer may not work too well. The best solution is to use either HotJava browser or the Java Runtime Environment.

Internet Explorer 4.00 for Windoze95 (and I assume NT) will work, some of the time. The tests that have been performed indicate that the PlayerConsole does not operate correctly. That is, it appears but no text is displayed in it. The Player item list does not highlight the clicked on items. The best workaround is to carry only one item at a time.

It seems that Netscape Communicator, which is up to version 4.06 doesn't want to work at all. It used to, it may have something to do with the JDK 1.1.6 that we are now using. Communcator 4.05 had an update for the JDK 1.1.4, which Communicator 4.06 is supposed to include, but this doesn't seem to be the case. At this time we have no solution on how to fix this.

Once HotJava has been installed, then point the browser at the World page.

If you have used the Java Runtime Environment, then run appletviewer from the prompt to point to the World page. This will be done by entering

jre sun.applet.AppletViewer

created by Jim Richards
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programming Jim Richards
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