applets sorted alphabetically

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The JAVA applets referenced on this page can be played in some internet browsers.

Windows 98: The games can be played without additional installations, if you load their pages with Internet Explorer, which is included in Windows 98.
Windows XP: The games can be loaded with Internet Explorer, which is included in Windows 98, if JAVA 1.1.8 or the Microsoft JAVA VM is installed. You can download the Microsoft JAVA VM bundled with four games.
If you use a newer Windows version, you can download an application version of the game, which exists for every applet game, and start it like described on www.astrosolutions.de.
You can use a Linux Live DVD with JAVA and load the games with its web browser.
The linux version Linux Mint 9 Live-DVD (Isadora) contains JAVA 1.6 and the web browser Firefox. The Live-CD version of Linux Mint 9 doesn't contain JAVA. Newer versions of the Linux Mint Live-DVD also don't contain JAVA. You can download the Live-DVD iso file linuxmint-9-gnome-dvd-i386.iso from https://ftp.fau.de/mint/iso/stable/9/ or find the file elsewhere. The 763 mb DVD iso file is from 2010. The applets in the list are compatible to JAVA 1.1.8 and MSJVM (JView). So you need an older JAVA version like in Linux Mint 9.
The iso-file can be burned on a DVD or used with VMware player. If you burn it on a DVD and boot from the DVD, you must connect your PC to the internet with Linux Mint 9. If you use VMware player, just create a new VM, enter the iso-file location under "Installer disc image file" and select Linux/Ubuntu as guest system (Linux Mint 9 is based on it). The hardware normally doesn't have to be customized.
It is possible, that the keyboard layout of Linux Mint doesn't match. Then the keys y and z can be swapped (for example, DE-US) and they are needed for some games. Then select Menu, Control Center and Keyboard in the section Hardware. Remove the layout not compatible to your countries' keyboard layout and click "add". Select your country and select "Add" again. The change takes effect after selecting "Close".
The internet connection of your PC is shared with Linux Mint 9, if you chose the default values in the VMware player VM creation process.
So you can use Firefox to open http://www.astrosolutions.de and play the games in the browser.

If you have downloaded astroiso.iso from astrosolutions.de and use VMware Player with the Linux Mint 9 Live-DVD, you can add an additional CD-ROM drive with astroiso.iso as image (Player, Manage, Virtual Machine Settings, add). This is easier than mounting an USB drive. Only the browser games of astroiso.iso can be played, because the tools working with files use windows-filenames.

If you want to play with a newer JAVA VM, you may have to change the security settings.
The games run with JAVA version 1.1.8, MSJVM (JView) and JAVA version 1.8. This was tested.
The JAVA swing applets are not added to this list, because they must be signed, if they should not require difficult extra security settings changes.
And the swing applets aren't compatible to Windows 98 and JAVA 1.1.
Most browsers don't show applets at all.

applets sorted by release date:

PACFULL WORLD (1 and 2 players) 2.11.2022
PACFULL3D2 (2 players) 1.10.2022
PACFULL3D 1.10.2022
DARKWAR BOMBER (2 players) 4.9.2022
BASE9 (2 players) 4.9.2022
DYNAMITE GUNS 3D 2 (2 players) 3.7.2022
DYNAMITE GUNS 3D 3.7.2022
DYNAMITE GUNS (1 and 2 players) 3.7.2022
DARKWAR POOL 3.6.2022
DARKWAR AROUND 1.5.2022
PACRUNNER2 (1 and 2 players) 1.4.2022
SNAKEOUT2 (1 and 2 players) 6.2.2022
FROGROUND2 (1 and 2 players) 2.1.2022
MPOINT BASE 4.12.2021
TRIGAME LINES 2.11.2021
XPOOL FLEET 21.9.2021
XPOOL 21.9.2021
HSCRJAVA2 (2 players) 7.4.2021
BROWSERBASIC2.05DP 7.4.2021
DARKWAR SIDES B 24.3.2021
DARKWAR SIDES 24.3.2021
DARKWAR TYPES 24.3.2021
XWORLD2 (2 players) 24.3.2021
DARKWORLD FOR TWO (2 players) 6.3.2021
DARKWAR3 (3 players) 5.3.2021
XSPACE2 (2 players) 9.2.2021
XSQUARE3D2 (2 players) 9.2.2021
XPINBALL3D2 (2 players) 8.2.2021
XARROW3D2 (2 players) 8.2.2021
STRANGEWORLD3D2 (2 players) 8.2.2021
KMOON3D2 (2 players) 24.12.2020
MPOINT3D2 (2 players) 25.10.2020
ZOOMPAC3D2 (2 players) 23.8.2020
BASE BOMBER2 (2 players) 23.8.2020
BASE BOMBER 16.6.2020
HALFSKY2 (2 players) 25.4.2020
HALFSKY 28.1.2020
VFIGHT2 (2 players) 21.11.2019
OVALBACTIVATOR (1 and 2 players) 30.8.2019
OVALBACTIVATORFLEET (1 and 2 players)) 30.8.2019
OVALORBITFLEET (1 and 2 players) 30.8.2019
BACTIVATOR (1 and 2 players) 18.6.2019
BACTIVATORFLEET (1 and 2 players)) 18.6.2019
OVALORBIT (1 and 2 players) 15.3.2019
VFIGHT 29.11.2018
MORBIT 6.3.2018
TWOLEV 16.2.2018