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Offline appel

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« Posted 2009-03-04 22:58:39 »

How large should Applets be? Any standards? What's safe? Any safe width range and height range?

What is your experience with this?
Offline kappa
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2009-03-04 23:10:36 »

personally i think 640*480 is a good size, any thing larger than that tends to slow down on older computers. The width can be made smaller to something like 480*480 and still look good. However making the height any smaller than 480 tends to start looking a bit on the small side.
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2009-03-04 23:37:02 »

I've done 800x600, but I've never really cared about slow computers. On the bright side, I've never heard anyone complain about 800x600.

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Offline SimonH
« Reply #3 - Posted 2009-03-05 01:20:51 »

800x600 is pretty safe based on my exp, 640x480 is very safe

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Offline Markus_Persson

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2009-03-05 08:34:36 »

Something slightly less than 800x600 is probably a good idea if you want people with 800x600 resolution to be able to play your game.
750x500, perhaps? Turn down the resolution on your computer and make sure it works. =)

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Offline DzzD
« Reply #5 - Posted 2009-03-05 10:07:57 »

I like 700*390 640*480 640*400 640*380 600*330 500*300 , it enable the applet to be inside the webpage without scroll and many flash game are around those size, I think that casual gamer dont like when the game popup too big and make browsing harder.

Offline Ranger
« Reply #6 - Posted 2009-03-05 12:09:58 »

I've noticed that if you scroll a page that contains an applet off the screen, when you scroll the applet back onto the screen, it often gets bits of the applet screen left at the top and/or bottom just outside the applet (I'm guessing some sort of painting bug with the Java plugin - as it happen with IE, Firefox, and Chrome on my system).  So it's best to create a page that never needs scrolling.  I found around 500 pixels high is pretty much the limit for the applet height.
Offline zammbi

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2009-03-05 12:57:28 »

I find that when a applet is starting anything that goes overtop will cause a mess on the applet screen.

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Offline DzzD
« Reply #8 - Posted 2009-03-05 13:14:59 »

I find that when a applet is starting anything that goes overtop will cause a mess on the applet screen.
I notice that too, but it happen ramdomly, lot of time if a window overlap then only the old overlapped part of the screen is updated until another window overlapp the whole Applet, I thing it is related to validate/invalidate region but on the plugin side

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2009-03-10 09:28:03 »

I did some tests and if you only have a few things around your applet (making the applet the main part of the page) I like 900*500 (It's almost 16:9 and looks really neat)

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