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January 15, 2014
Updated January 18
The new JRE (Java 7-51) blocks all unsigned applets by default and does not provide a direct way to override the block. To enable the applets in Windows
  1. In Windows 7, click on the start button to bring up a program search text entry field and enter Configure Java, then click on Configure Java

  2. In other Windows versions, go to the Windows Control Panel and look for Java and click on it (Windows 8 has a Control Panel search box)

  3. If that does not bring up the Java Control Panel, Type <Windows> + R to bring up a Run Box and cut and paste one of the following command lines. The first is for 32 bit Windows, the second for 64 bit.

    c:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe

    c:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe has more information on starting the Java Control Panel

  4. The Java Control Panel should now be up. Here is an image of the panel

    Click on the Security tab on the Panel.

  5. The panel below should now be displayed

    Click on the Edit Site List... button

  6. Click Add Enter then click Add again
  7. Click Continue on the Security Warning about http:// links
  8. Enter then click Add again
  9. Click Continue on the Security Warning about http:// links
  10. and should now appear where URLs appears in the above image. Click OK to close the Security tab
  11. Some people have reported that the security tab on their computer lacks the Edit Site List... button. If that can not be found, setting the security to Medium will restore the previous behaviour of presenting a dialog box allowing unsigned applets to run. If you are uncomfortable leaving security on Medium, you can just set it to that level temporarily for a game session and raise the security level when you are finished playing.
  12. Click OK to close the Java Control Panel
  13. Restart your web browser to make sure the new Java settings take effect.
  14. When you reload, you should get the previous dialog box asking if you want to run an unsigned applet and the games should run once you allow it

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