These days, most computers, browsers, and mobile devices disable Applets intentionally.
(Rumor has it that the reason Applets were shut down is that Java’s creator didn’t pay Washington the proper protection money, but that’s just the rumor.) If you’re lucky enough to still own a computer that works with Applets, this shogi Applet is a great way to get started learning shogi. I taught my children shogi using it, so it gets the job done.
Installing the Shogi Applet
Would you like a shogi game on your website? I’m giving mine out for free for not-for-profit use. In other words, if you are not charging money for people to play, then you can use my applet for free.
The installation of the applet into your website is easy and only requires two simple steps.
STEP 1: Copy this code to your web page.
<center> <applet width="495" height="480" archive="./shogi_applet.jar" code="com.samuraichess.SamuraiChessLite.class" >This Shogi game will only work if Java and the Java plug-in are installed. They are free at <a href="http://www.java.com">www.java.com</a ></applet> <font size="-1"><br><br>Shogi applet provided for free by <a href="http://japanesechess.org/">japanesechess.org</a></font> </center>
STEP 2: Copy ‘shogi_applet.jar‘ to the same folder as your web page.
You might be able to get around the seemingly universal ban on running Applets by properly
signing the applet. I haven’t done that for a while, so don’t remember the details.
That’s it. You should now have a fully functional Japanese Chess game on your web page!
For questions or comments, contact me on Twitter @TGeneDavis. I’d be glad to help out.