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Offline CheekyRipley

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« Posted 2005-11-08 22:32:34 »

Follow-up post from Clueless Newbies:


I've spent a little time putting together a .jnlp so I can offer my applet game as a standalone download. I've noticed something strange when the applet loads .wav sound effects.

When I load the sounds in, I quickly play() and stop() them so I know they're prefetched. Removing these calls doesn't affect the problem.

Now, when I load the applet embedded in a web page - either locally or from a web server - it's fine. When I run it as a web start applet, locally it is fine, but when it's run from a web server the sound loading part is very, very slow.

I've tried it from a personal web server on the same machine too, with the same results.

All the resources are in a .jar, and loading images is still as quick - so why not .wavs?

UPDATE:  I've placed a test applet and .jnlp on the Blobbit web site.

The applet is at
The associated jnlp is at

Try it for yourselves! Smiley

Many thanks,


Mark Ripley<br />Cheeky
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