In browser playing hack

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Copying from “In Browser Games”, lest I forget how to do this again.

It is possible to run Yaffaif in browser still if you have Internet Explorer and then the Java 8 runtime installed. IE is the last of the browsers that still supports the old plugin technology.

It’s a bit of a hack, but here goes (Windows 10 - but similar steps work from XP onwards):

  1. Install Java 8 runtime if you don’t have it already from java.com
  2. Click on the windows logo, and type Java, click on Configure Java. This starts the Java Control Panel.
  3. Click on the Security tab, go down to the Exception Site list, and click Edit Site List
  4. In the pop-up click on Add then paste into the new box http://wolfnose.org/fur/plump/gamefxapplet.html
  5. A warning pops up, click Continue, then OK on the first pop-up to close it.
  6. Click on Apply in the original Java Control Panel.
  7. Start Internet Explorer it won’t work with Edge. Windows Logo, type internet, click on Internet Explorer.
  8. Paste http://wolfnose.org/fur/plump/gamefxapplet.html in to the address bar. You may need to agree to enabling the Java plugin.
  9. Scroll down, and after a short delay you should see the game running!

I’m not sure how much longer IE will exist, and this continue to work. When I started development this worked in all browsers (except Opera I think).