What's a .zip file and how
do I do it?
Zip files are nothing other
than compressed files. When compressed, it reduces the file size for faster downloading.
To "unzip" a file, you need to use a program like WinZip. After installing WinZip, double-click on the file you
downloaded and click on "extract", and extract the file to the folder of your
choice and you can start working on your file.
My images aren't showing up?
In most cases, all images
used in these files must be in the same folder as your applet. Make sure the img src path
to you image(s) is also correct. Finally, you may need to re-start your browser before
your changes can be seen.
All I see is a gray box?
All .class files are
"case sensitive"...make sure they are typed in correctly. Also, some applets
have built-in credits which "should not" be removed or the applet will not work
My script doesn't read from the
.txt file I modified?
This is the tricky part of javascipt. When
you open a text file to make changes and all text is on one line, make sure your new type
is also on one line...same goes for java apps. Use a .txt editor like Notepad to make the
changes...using an html editor will normally not work. Once again, you may need to
re-start your browser to see the changes. The easiest way to change a .txt file is to
study how the author did it and mirror this with your own text.
I clicked on an applet and a
window pops up, why?
These windows normally have
information about the applet creator. It's a small price to pay for some of the awesome
applets you are able to use for free. A lot
least we should do.