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Offline Nepsa

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« Posted 2003-05-18 01:08:19 »

This is a hypothetical question because I do not really wish to start a gambling website, but I was wondering if it is possible using Java? From what I have seen a lot of gambling websites use Direct X, where you download the game executables, graphics and some data on to your PC only once. Direct X appears to offere interaction between the client PC hard drive and the server.

Now since Java is Server based, I was wondering if it is possible to offer the technology available through Direct X.

I would assume you can use a jar file to allow the client to download the game on to their PC, but what about other features offered by Direct X.

Can someone help me out please?
Offline leknor

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2003-05-18 04:40:25 »

Can someone help me out please?
Just spend some time reading existing posts. You'll find all the answers to your various quesions and maybe learn how good it can feel into putting some effort in to answering your own questions. Plus when you have a non-superficial question that you want answering we'll be more likely to answer it if you don't have a history of lame or already answered questions.
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2003-05-18 09:17:58 »

(Dude, chill! He obviously hasn't got a technical bone in his body!)

Java is not server based, it's just a runtime environment. It's got nothing to do with DirectX.

You can run Java on a client, with absolutely no access restrictions, in the form of applications; or you can run Java in a special restricted form using Java Web Start, which assigns specific permissions based on a server's trusted certificates; or you can run in fully-restricted client form, as an applet embedded in a web-page, where you have access only back to the server you got the applet from.

In the case of a gambling site I would be certain to refuse download of any gambling application that required access to my harddrive because I don't trust the f**kers. I'd even be dubious about accepting a signed application over Webstart, such is my level of distrust of these scumsuckers. But an applet would be acceptable because I'm fairly convinced that it's secure.

Anyone non-technical, like yourself, would probably happily download any old trojan/virus/spyware and type your credit card details into it so it may be a moot point.

Server side, you can do pretty much whatever you want in Java. DirectX of course is not a server technology.

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Offline Nepsa

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2003-05-19 03:02:16 »


You are one Cooooool Dude !!!!,

Thanks Bud !. Actually I am an old school windows API game programmer. Unfortunately I have been shoved away in the corporate world doing non fun activites, and only now am I getting back into game programming.

I really do not have a lot of time to spend reading other peoples post, so I cherish the hell out of answers like yours. Very informative and non judgemental.

Let me think about what you had to say and then possibly I might have more question.

Thanks again!!!
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