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Installation instructions

1. Software and hardware requirements

The Myzel client runs on any platform which can run Java version 1.1. The best known are:
PCs with Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT 4.0
Mac OS Version 8.5 and above
Intel/PPC Linux,
AIX, Solaris.
Under Linux/Unix the graphical interface X must be installed and run.


2. Java installation
As the client is implemented 100% in Java, Java Version 1.1 or higher must be installed. If this is the case, point 2 can be omitted.

2.1 Download and install Java Runtime

2.1.1 Windows
For Windows 2000/NT4/95/98/Me Java Runtime is located at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/jre/
Information about the installation of Java Runtime is located at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/jre/install-windows.html

Brief instructions also follow here:
- click on http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/jre/ Microsoft Windows,
- on the next page under “Internationalized Version” select the point „One large bundle" and then click “continue".
- read the licence through thoroughly and then decline with the "decline" button, or don’t read it and click "accept" ;-).
- when the files have finished downloading, simply double-click to start.

2.1.2 Mac
For Apple Macintosh Java Runtime should have been installed with the operating system. In this case it is sufficient to download the file Myzel.sit or Myzel.hqx. If Java is not installed, then the Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) must be loaded and installed under XXX from unter http://asu.info.apple.com/swupdates.nsf/artnum/
n11572, or from the original system disks.

2.1.3 Linux
for Intel platforms go to http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/jre/
After downloading the .rpm files, use rpm tool to install:
rpm i j2re-1_3_0-linux.rpm


3. Install Myzel client
The Myzel client is the actual game software. It does not need to be installed but only downloaded and unzipped, and it is then ready to run.

3.1 Download the Myzel client
The Myzel client can be downloaded under download (above).

3.2 Start the Myzel client

3.2.1 Windows
In Windows simply unzip the downloaded file into a selected directory and start running the program by double-clicking the client.jar file in Explorer.

3.2.2 Mac
After unzipping the file myzel.sit or myzel.hqx a folder with the name Myzel will be created. This will contain the Myzel client program and can be started by double-clicking.

3.2.3 Linux
When Java Runtime has been installed and the graphical interface X has been started, simply execute the following command to start the client:
/opt/java-1.3/jre/bin/java jar /home/user/downloads/CLIENT.JAR
/opt/java-1.3/jre/bin/ stands for the directory in which Java Runtime was installed, and /home/user/downloads is the directory into which the Myzel client was unzipped..


4. FAQ

4.1 Is Java installed on my computer?
On Windows platforms look first to see if there is a file called “java.exe" on the hard disk. If it is not there, Java is not installed.
With Apple Java should already be installed. The best thing is to install the Myzel client and try to start it. If it doesn’t work you will need to install Java.

4.2 Which version of Java do I have?

To find out which version of Java is installed under Windows, first open the windows command box.
Secondly, change to the directory containing the file “java.exe", e.g.. cd \jdk1.3\bin.
Then type in the following command:
“java version"
A statement will be received in the form:
java version "1.3.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.3.0-C)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.3.0-C, mixed mode)


Enjoy!