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Hi, I have done some work with Tomcat on my local machine.

I am wanting to get in some more practice with Java, and game development sounds like a fun way to do that.

What are my minimum needs to develope games for persons to access and play through one of my websites?

Do I need to have Java enabled host?
Do my clients need to have the Java runtime enviroment?
Both of those (?) or something else?

I appreciate any responses.

-Mike
 
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From what I know, and I'm not an expert, all you need is for the clients to have a jre of of sufficient version to play your game.

Delivering your game is probably the trickier part. Probably the easiest for your clients is if you make a webstart app (a jnlp file) unless it is an applet. If it is an applet, all you need to do is place an applet tag in an html page.

I'm not sure how to set up a webstart app, but I'm sure that knowledge is on this site.
 
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Okay, Steve, you've got me convinced, and I appreciate your input.

So, you think that i might be able to deliver the jnlb web-application, without being hosted on a java enabled server(?) -- that is cool to hear, I will investigate this. (I just got given another assignment that will keep me busy for 4-5 days, and has to be persued first.)

thanks,

Mike
 
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I was surprised that I could put a java webstart app on a PHP server.

I described how to do it here:

short webstart howto
 
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Java webstart applications aren't run on the server. All the server does is serve the file to the client machine over http, where it is then executed inside the Java webstart runtime.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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