The games on this site require a web browser plugin called Java. Most computers today either come pre-installed with it or will install it automatically the first time it is needed.
If automatic installation fails and all you see a big red X, a gray box or a coffee cup where the game should appear then you must install Java manually.
It is completely safe to install Java. It doesn't contain any viruses, spywares or malwares.
In Windows 8, Java will only run in Desktop screen. See this page for more info.
If Java is installed but the games still won't work or if the games used to work and they are not working anymore, you can try the following (in order):
If you've tried all this and it still doesn't work, you may try to reinstall using the Reinstall Java section below.
Once installed, Java should update itself automatically. If for some reason it is not, follow these instructions to force the update:
It is possible for Java to be improperly installed or to have several versions of Java installed. The older versions may create conflicts so in this case it is best to reinstall. To do so:
When Java fails to load, it is sometimes useful to enable console debugging to see what kind of problems it is running into.
To enable the Java console:
Now that the console is enabled, close your browser and reopen the site. Next time java loads you'll get a console showing the java output. Paste the content of the output in an email and send it to us.