The following applet should be usable under any Java version 1.1.5 compatible browser. Most browsers don't actually support Java 1.1! Try Sun's HotJava or preview release of Netscape Communicator 4.05 with Java 1.1. Unfortunately at the moment there is a bug in this version of Communicator which Islet tries to detect and workaround. Despite this detection you should check your Java console whether this check matches your system.
Please be patient after the click on previous applet. It may take a while until it opens the window so click only ONCE, please.
You may use Sun's AppletViewer from Java Runtime Environment version 1.1.5 or higher (tested even 1.1.6). For this method of run, you will need to download this page and the JAR archive:
UNIX: appletviewer Islet.html
Windows (& UNIX): jre sun.applet.AppletViewer Islet.html
Preferred method which unfortunately requires separate download of images (probably bug/misfeature of Java AWT Toolkit) is to run this demo as a standalone Java application. If you see only a blank places in place of the images please recheck if these GIFs are downloaded correctly and located in current directory. You will need to download the JAR archive and those 6 GIF images ( ). Invocation is easier:
UNIX & Windows: jre -cp Islet.jar Islet
This software is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. Redistribution permitted under the terms of GNU General Public License version 2.
Whole packaged was assembled under time press and without previous deeper knowledge of Java language. You'll probably find many ineffective and stupid things I do. Please give me a mail if you want but send no flames, please.
Graphical design is very ugly. I use only standard windowing toolkit supplied from Sun in JDK named AWT which is not much nifty and comfortable. On the other hand at least this demo tries to be as much compatible as possible.
Some rendering (=speed) optimizations have been done but with a large number (>50) faster moving robots it's still not ideal.
Proudly developed using , and [Sun Java JDK 1.1.5, GNU/Linux and GIMP].
Known bugs/limitations (the most severe):
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