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Thread: Settlers of Catan Java Applet won't load

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    Default Settlers of Catan Java Applet won't load

    Hi guys,

    Right off the bat - I have ZERO java knowledge Did some programming some years back, but bye now it's all long gone. What I'm trying to do is load a java applet to play Settlers of Catan board game. The applet is publicly available and ppl play it just fine AFAIK, but I'm a retard and can't

    The project is available here - JSettlers2 - Java Settlers of Catan | Free Games software downloads at SourceForge.net

    The instructions are for monkeys - start the server first, then run the client and, if a friend wants to connect to your server, he just needs to know your IP and port number (using the client). But somehow I can't start the server. When I run the dedicated jar file (JSettlersServer), it just.. doesn't do shit. No error messages, no window, no nothing. When I try to load it via command line, I get the following message - "JDBC driver is unavailable: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver" and it just hangs there, I have to break it with CTRL+C. Friends trying to connect get the same message - Server is unavailable, connection refused.

    One more thing - I do NOT want nor need a mysql server. According to the instructions, I don't really need it if I don't want to maintain a user db, which I don't. However, I do have PostgreSQL 8.4 installed on my machine.

    Anyone has any ideas how I can start this thing?


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    Default Re: Settlers of Catan Java Applet won't load

    The program wants MySQL even you don't want thousand times. Maybe it uses MySQL driver to connect to a remote database server, so make it happy by putting MySQL driver jar files to the program's classpath. You won't have to install MySQL on your computer, I guess.

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