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Yes. You don't actually re-load the applet though. You need to factor your applet so that it can be restarted. Have a method like initGame() that gets called in response to a click in your playGame button. You can then automatically start your game when your applet loads, by having the start() method call your initGame() method.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com