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These Java applets and applications are ones that I use when running my RPG sessions or are otherwise related to games.
For RPGs, my eventual goal is to be able to run everything from my computer with minimal use of paper, books, and dice.
I've also put a few non-Java programs here.
|Plugin enabled version||Non-plugin version||Date||Type||Version||Description||Source|
|Java Makechar demo||no plugin||11/09/2000||Applet||1.9||GURPS character creation program. This is just a demonstration of the interface that will be used for the full program. Try it out!|
|GURPS GM aid||n/a||08/21/2001||Application||3.08||Does all kinds of stuff useful to a GURPS GM while running a game||gurpstools-source.jar|
|Dice roller||no plugin||10/31/2000||Applet||3.07||Rolls dice||gurpstools-source.jar|
|Battle simulator||no plugin||01/18/2001||Applet||0.03||Battle simulator for the Wizard Kings board game.|
|n/a||MakeChar||03/13/2006||DOS program||6.66i||Complete GURPS character creation program||n/a|
|n/a||DR.EXE||11/16/2000||DOS program||1.00||Simple dice roller for DOS or Windows command line||DR.MOD|
An applet can be run from a web browser like Netscape or Internet Explorer.
An application is a stand-alone program.
I test on the following operating systems (because that's what I have available):
and the following browsers:
If you try one on another OS or browser please let me know if it works OK and anything special you had to do.
When you get to the applet's web page it should give you the chance to download the Java plugin for either Netscape or Internet Explorer. Just follow the instructions.
Thank you David Darrow for providing this info.
MacOS Runtime for Java 2.1.4 (MRJ) is compatible with Swing, but it doesn't *include* it. I went to Sun's site and downloaded the Swing Installer for mac.
After downloading, I ran the installer and choose "runtime" option. This installs it in a folder, where I found the swingall.jar file. I then copied that to my MRJ classes folder: System Folder\Extensions\MRJ Libraries\MRJClasses\
Everything runs fine in IE 4.5 and the Apple Applet Runner. I don't know enough about Netscape's java implementation, so I would suggest any mac users who don't have IE, use the Applet Runner. I like the Applet Runner anyway, since it lets me run applets without a browser.
Some later info from David (2/23/00)
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