|Or depending on how your browser is configured to
handle downloads, something less obvious,
for example Chrome pops up this notice at the bottom-left of the current window.
Or you might see nothing at all, and you need to look at the browser's downloads, however
is appropriate for your browser.
Click right on the downloaded file, select "open with" and choose java web start launcher.
|Getting java web start to run depends on a file name association
between ".jnlp" files and java web start. It's possible for this
association to be broken, in which case instead of launching java
web start, the .jnlp file will be downloaded and opened with some other
program,typically a text editor. |
In this case, you need to re-establish the linkage. First locatate the downloaded file, probably in your downloads directory. Click right and select "open with". Look for "Java web start" in the choice list. If it's not there, select "choose another app" and navigate to "javaws" in the programs directory.
If you check the "do not show this again" box, you won't see it again.
A word about security and trust
So don't panic.
The situation on tablets and phones is a little better, because individual programs run in a more strictly controlled environment.
Good! You're logged in and ready to play.
|There are two not-good alternatives. One is
that you see a message box like this:
This message is from the site, and probably is accurate.
Don't panic, It doesn't happen very often.
The other bad outcome is to see a lobby window like the one at the left,
but it remains gray and dead, and eventuall displays a "server down"
message like this:
In this case, most likely the server is fine, but there is a networking problem somewhere between your machine and the server. See the section on Firewalls below.
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