How can I get my yahoo games to work?

Question

I got a problem with this computer. I been going to a online game site now for about 3 years.(yahoo games). well..a few days ago, msn started messing up. I got that fixed. now I can't get into yahoo games anymore. it comes up with the logo on top and a blank screen...dont understand. any suggestions?...any help apprecisted.

Answer

This question was answered on April 26, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The first thing you need to do is to upgrade your internet speed to a minimum speed of 128k modem You also need to upgrade your memory to a minimum 256mb This will help support your system.Yahoo! Games and Yahoo! Chat work best when your Web browser is newer than Netscape Navigator 4 or Internet Explorer 4 Older browsers have more difficulty running games and chat programs If you are using Internet Explorer 3.xx or lower, or Netscape 3.xx or lower, please upgrade your Web browser Is it your Operating System?

Windows 3.1, Dreamcast, and WebTV (or other Web appliances) do not support Java, and will not let you run Yahoo! Games or Yahoo! Chat

If you are using AOL, CompuServe, or Prodigy, you might not be able to chat or play games at all at Yahoo! To fully take advantage of your new Sun Java Plug-in, Sun recommends you use a Sun supported Web browser to chat or play games on Yahoo!

For example, connect to your online service provider, minimize their Web browser, and then launch an external Web browser Sun supports Mozilla 1.0 and newer, Netscape 4.x and newer, and Internet Explorer 4.x and newer

If you are behind a firewall or using a proxy server, you may be unable to play Yahoo! Games at all Firewalls need to have port 11999 open You will also need TCP inbound and outbound access for this port Yahoo! games hosts are currently:

yog1.games.scd.yahoo.com

yog2.games.scd.yahoo.com

.. up to yog55.games.scd.yahoo.com

You will need to do a nslookup on these hosts to find out their IP addresses The IP address of a game host is necessary to configure a firewall or proxy server

Enable Java software through your Web browser, Browser(s):

Internet Explorer 5.5 (SP2 ), 6.x

Netscape 4.7.x, 6.2.2, 7

Mozilla 1.2.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1

JRE version(s):

1.4.2_xx (xx can be 01-99)

Please follow these instructions to enable the Sun JRE though your Web browser:

Internet Explorer 4.x and Up

Click "Tools" --> "Internet Options"

Select the Advanced Tab, and scroll down to "Java (Sun)"

Check the box next to the "Use Java 2" version

Next, select the Security Tab, and select the "Custom Level" button

Scroll down to "Scripting of Java applets"

Make sure the "Enable" radio button is checked

Click OK to save your preference

Mozilla 1.x

From the menu bar, choose Edit --> Preferences

Select the Advanced category

Check the box labeled "Enable Java"

Click OK to save your preference

Netscape 7.x

From the menu bar, choose Edit --> Preferences

Select the Advanced category

Check the box labeled "Enable Java"

Click OK to save your preference

Netscape 4.x

From the menu bar, choose Edit --> Preferences

Select the Advanced category

Select "Certificates"

Check the box labeled "Enable Java"

Check the box labeled "Enable Java Plug-in"

Click OK to save your preference

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 26, 2004