i've just started an ambitious project to create a multiplayer! top-down shooter *signature*!!
(won't work on these forums - but will on others
I can assure you sockets work fine; so long as you are connecting to the server from which the Applet originated.
Sussed it in 30mins
oh how beautiful javas net code is. (and whats more amazing... i'd never done *any* net stuff b4 in my life
Abit cu-fuddled about the NIO stuff - but I don't think that will be an issue for a simple ~10client multiplayer game.