The reason you are seeing "cannot resolve symbol" messages is because you are attempting to call a constructor of URLClassLoader which takes a single URL object as its parameter. URLClassLoader doesn't have a constructor like that, hence the confusion. You need to pass it an array of URL objects.
And don't worry - there is no such thing as an "offensively simple" question. Keep posting as many as you need. All questions are valid, because you don't know the answer . Questions only get a frosty response here when they are poorly asked or demanding, neither of which is true of this question.
To make this work I know (or at least I think I know :confused that I have to add the policy file's url to my java.security file, correct? When i tried loading it with a text editor, It looked like babble. should I just add the url to the end of the java.security file like this:
?? I tried googleing first, but couldn't find out exactly how to do this. cheers