Note: page to be updated soon.
In order to play the puzzles, Java games, and the maze, you will need to take the following steps:
1) Click My AOL, then select "Preferences"
If Java applets still don't load, try the following:
There is additional information below.
Below is a compilation of information contained in the AOL Java Message Board (July 1999)
There are 2 versions each of AOL 3.0 and AOL 4.0 for Windows -- all of which have I.E. as the default browser ...only the 32-bit versions of AOL have a browser with full Java capabilities.
To see which version you have, click HELP (at the top of the screen)
and click "About America Online"
**AOL 3.0/4.0 For Windows------> 16-bit program
**AOL 3.0/4.0 For Windows 95/98--> 32-bit program
|If you indeed
have the 32-bit program (and I.E. 3.02), you can do the following...
*click MEMBERS (AOL 3.0) or
|If you have
*click Start> Settings> Control Panel> Internet icon> Advanced tab:
--scroll down to JAVA VM, and select "Java JIT Compiler"
|If you have
*click Start> Settings> Control Panel>
Internet Options icon> Advanced tab:
*now click the Security tab and click the "Custom Level"
be sure that your browser is NOT set to use "compressed" graphics. Check this
under Members (AOL 3.0) or MY AOL (AOL 4.0)> Preferences> WW1> Web Graphics
Additionally, some anti-virus programs are known to cause problems if running when trying to load Java. Disabling the anti-virus program will usually resolve this problem...
Other browsers with Java capabilities that will run on a 16-bit AOL
"Netscape 4.03 for Windows 3.1"
Netscape 4 - Stand Alone - http://www.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_41.html
Communicator 4.0 Standard - http://www.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_1.html
Communicator 4.0 Professional - http://www.netscape.com/download/selectplatform_1_3.html
"I.E. 4.01 for Windows 3.1" http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/iebuild/ie4_win16/en/ie4_win16.htm
PLEASE NOTE: If you need to download one of the 16-bit browsers, you must remember to install it after download, then re-boot your system. You will then need to run the browser *over* your AOL connection. This means signing on to AOL first, then launching the browser as a separate application.
One Last Note
Although no one else mentions having to do this, it worked for me. It was my experience that if an applet had failed to load, it was necessary to delete the temporary internet files. Otherwise, the applet has been cached as being unable to load and remains as such. The only way to correct this is to delete the cached page. This should be your last resort as all your favorites and previously viewed pages will be wiped out and will take their normal time to load. If you need to do this, follow instructions below.
1) Click My AOL, then select
2) Click the "WW1" icon
3) click on the "General" tab, find "Temporary Internet Files", then click "Delete"
Updated: January 2001