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SubjectRe: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please Reply to this message
Posted byerikduijs
Posted on09/28/05 02:47 AM



> > > > You prefer a tiny, non-fullscreen applet embedded in a webpage over a
> > > > fullscreen, vsync'ed opengl, rendered app, which you can use offline as
> > well?
> > >
> > > A Java emu is great, but if you have to install it and have fullscreen and
> > > stuff, surely MAME would work exactly the same and be faster?
> > >
> > > I think it would be better if it was directly in a webpage...
> > >
> >
> > Compared to MAME or java applets, there's a few things going for JEmu2 (some
> of
> > which is directly related to it being developed in Java and deployed using
> > webstart):
> > * Installation is as easy as it can be: You click a link on a webpage and it
> > gets installed and started automatically. You don't have to manually download
> a
> > file, unzip, click set.exe etc. You even don't have to click 'next' a few
> times,
> > just one click on a webpage and you get a menu to start a game immediately :-)
> > Getting MAME32, install it, hunt for roms and play a few games can be quite a
> > hassle for non technical people.
> > * Your installation is updated automatically, so you always have the latest
> > version.
> > * I know it works on Mac and Linux too, even though I've never seen it work on
> > that because I don't have a mac or linux box.
> > * JEmu2 saves high-scores on the internet. I personally think this adds a lot
> to
> > the fun.
> > * Unlike an applet, you can use it offline too.
> > * Unlike an applet, you can play the games full screen and vsync'ed (vsync is
> > enabled by default when using full-screen, unlike MAME)
> > * With applets, there's always versioning problems and browser integration
> > issues. The last time I checked a java applet game, I couldn't play because my
> > browser uses the same keys the applet used. With web start, you have much more
> > control.
> >
> > But of course, it will never really compare to MAME, but then again, MAME has
> a
> > slightly different goal. JEmu2 is all about playing the games.
> > And of course MAME is faster, but JEmu2 is fast enough for the games it
> > currently supports so who cares?
> >
>
> Well sure it's all fine, but all I meant was it might be an idea to fit the
> emulator into a different 'niche' - the in-browser no-installation niche. Makes
> sense to me. (Whereas if you are writing a stand-alone one you might as well use
> C for speed.)
>
> But it's up to you ;-)

Well, I might wrap an applet around it sometime but as far as I can see it, JEmu2 is maybe not as stand-alone as you see it.
Web Start for me is kind of in between an applet and a stand-alone application. Some see web start as 'applets on steroids'.



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*JEmu2 does Street Fighter 2  erikduijs09/27/05 02:22 AM
.*Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  RomGirl09/27/05 06:24 AM
..*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/27/05 07:30 AM
...*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  RomGirl09/27/05 03:36 PM
....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/27/05 04:30 PM
.....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  R. Belmont09/28/05 03:40 PM
......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/28/05 06:48 PM
.......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  R. Belmont09/29/05 12:16 PM
........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/29/05 04:39 PM
.......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  AaronGiles09/28/05 08:15 PM
........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/29/05 04:31 AM
.........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  PixelPerfect09/29/05 12:58 PM
..........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/29/05 04:19 PM
...........*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  smf10/07/05 11:27 AM
......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  PixelPerfect09/28/05 06:44 PM
...*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  finaldave09/27/05 08:41 AM
....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/27/05 09:04 AM
.....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  finaldave09/27/05 07:38 PM
.......Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs09/28/05 02:47 AM
...*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  mosquito200109/27/05 07:41 AM
....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  smf10/07/05 11:31 AM
.....*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs10/10/05 04:28 AM
......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  smf10/11/05 08:45 AM
.......*Re: Web start sucks -nt- Make an applet and jar, please  erikduijs10/13/05 10:19 AM