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03-Sep-2005, 11:03 PM #1
Applet for Yahoo! games won't load
Title pretty much says it all. I've been trying to play online with friends and I get a box with a red X. It says to wait 3 minutes but it never loads.
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03-Sep-2005, 11:15 PM #2
Try clearing your browser cache first.

Open the "Tools" menu (in IE, open the "View" menu instead).
Select "Internet Options."
Under "Temporary Internet Files.", click Delete Files.

After clearing your cache, you may want to close all your browser windows and then restart your browser.

You may also need to delete and then re-download and install the game files:

Select View from IE's toolbar (in IE 5 or 6 select Tools instead)
Select Internet Options
Select the General tab
In the Temporary Internet Files section click Settings.
Click View Objects
Click on the file(s) you want to delete (Yahoo! Chess, for example)
Select File, then Remove Program File
Select Yes to confirm.

If you continue to experience problems, please double-check your browser settings and make sure Java is enabled:

Click "Tools" in the menu bar, and then select "Internet Options."
Click the "Security" tab. For the Internet zone, be sure that the Security level is set to "Medium" or below.
(If you have chosen to customize your security settings for the Internet zone, be sure that under the Java heading, "Java permissions" is not set to "Disable Java."
You will want to select one of the three safety levels instead. Also be sure that under the Scripting heading, "Scripting of Java Applets" is set to "Enable" or "Prompt.")
Next, click the "Advanced" tab.
Scroll down until you see the sub heading "Java VM."
Check the boxes next to "Java logging enabled" and "Java console enabled."

(Note: If you checked the box next to "Java JIT compiler enabled" and are experiencing freezing problems, uncheck that box.)

Note: If you have XP

By default, the Windows XP operating system comes with the Internet Explorer 6 browser without the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed, which is required to run Java programs such as Yahoo! Games.

If you install Windows XP over an existing installation of Windows that already has Internet Explorer with a JVM installed, then you should be able to play justs fine.

At this time Microsoft no longer provides a download of the JVM if you do not already have it installed. You are welcome to contact them for information on where to find and download this program.

However, you have the option to download Sun's Java plug-in by visiting:

Sun is the creator of Java, and their plug-in will allow you to play Yahoo! Games.
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