Sign in to follow this  
Guest

OT - Avsim Java Problem

Recommended Posts

Hi there,I hope anyone can help me with this rookie WinXP new install system. Just bought a new system and it's awsome but when I access avsim.com I get an error message saying that I need to download "Java Virtual Machine".When I "OK" that I get to the Microsquish homepage telling me that "We're sorry. Automatic installation of Microsoft Virtual Machine is no longer provided for Microsoft Windows XP".Can anyone help me where I should look for that setting in IE6.0?Thanks in advance,Petehttp://home.neo.rr.com/zaehringer/pipersignature.jpgAthlonXP2000,512MB,WinXP,DirectX8.1,Geforce3TI200(128MB)(Det.29.42),SBlive(4.06.703)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

I believe Microsoft were sued by Sun, and cannot therefore provide Java VM that way. However, I think it still works via Windows Update. Maybe someone can give more information.__________________________________________________________EricList of all airlines, aircraft manufacturers and aircraft types recognised by ATC:http://www.geocities.com/eric_2203/orhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?D...atID=fs2002misc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peter, I'm not sure what the problem may be. As far as I know, there's nothing on our website that should require the JAVA VM from MS. I am running IE 6 and have never seen this problem. Can you come directly to the forums at http://ftp.avsim.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi without any problems popping up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to hear, Pete. I'll have to keep a mental note of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the exact same problem. =( What is the link for the JAVA VM?Cheers,Eric

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ouch! That's quite a download, seems like quite a tedious process.I'll give it a try.Cheers,Eric

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got my new computer and installed Windows XP on it. I got the very same issue - no automatic installation of JVM. So I did some digging on Microsoft's website, found some update and downloaded it. Still didn't work. After that I tried Windows Update and it seemed to work. Note that I was quite confused at that moment :-hmmm so the facts here may be plain trash coming out of my brain. ;-)Cheers,Dave :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately, there isn't a solution, yet. Per the arrangement with Sun, Microsoft will "re-introduce" Java support in SP1 for XP when it is released. I don't know when that will be. Until then, you will have to download the Java 2 runtimes. You can get to the page here: Source: http://java.sun.com/j2se/downloads.htmlSize is: 9,389,240 bytesI just use the Standard Edition as it has everything I need.Cheers,http://www.avsim.com/vaworld/mikep/smallsig.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scott,There is no need to use JVM on AVSIM, but there is a Java applet on the homepage with a scrolling text. So the forum is not a problem. :-)Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Funny - I had to reinstall XP myself last night, and got the very same message...After much searching, I did go to Sun to get the JVM there. What *I* don't like is Microsoft's utter lack of cooperation - THey were insanely excited about Java when it it first came out, but when they discovered that they were not going to be able to take it over and make it their own, they throw a tantrum like a 4 year old and decide not to "support" it anymore. As of 2004, any new Windows product will not ship with Java support. Mainly because by then they feel their own C# language (which apparently looks and feels quite a bit like Java) will be the language de'jour. Still praying for a great linux flightsim. If it weren't for Flight Simulator 2002, my OS would be a little different! :) (I'd dual boot, but that is just a true pain in the arse - and virtual machines and WINE don't have the performance needed to run FS under Windows under Linux)-Germ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this