Hm, do you know of a more accurate way to get the game's dir? But I admit you're right about this. Those 2% situations are going to be weird situations, though.
I too would really like to know how to do this. I feel disgraceful referencing something that is obviously specific to my own computer.
On top of that, I've been working on this game for 3 years now (at a rate of about 1 hr/month) and I would love to be able to just send somebody a zip file or a link to a download server so they can see what I've got going.
I figure I would use webstart because people here seem to get really excited about it, but I'm sort of walking blind at this point.
Thanks for all your posts, guys. I think I'm getting a better and better idea of how to approach this.