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Rules Roundup Bug

Pete Cassetta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2001
Posts: 23
I'm having a problem with the Rules Roundup game. Can't get it to work at all on NT/2000, but OK, I'll boot into Me and play there.
My problem is that when I get 100% and then try to go onto another round, the "Done" button is not visible. The right side of the Applet pane has the Lucky Horseshoe, etc. graphics and below that is the Q&A. It looks to me like the "Done" button would be displayed below the bottom of the area supplied for the Applet to run. I think the problem would be fixed by simply updating the JSP to enlarge the Applet area. That is, change:
< applet code="QuizApplet.class" codebase="roundup" width="520" height="400">
to:
< applet code="QuizApplet.class" codebase="roundup" width="520" height="500">
[spaces inserted by Jim Y to force browsers to diplay HTML rather than interpret it]
I don't think many users of Java Ranch will have a VGA these days! Most Java Programmers need a decent level of hardware just to get their work done.
This problem is somewhat of a show stopper, because the 36 questions given in each of the first couple of playings seem to be repeated a lot, and I haven't seen a new question in a while. So I think I need to play several games to start getting to some new questions.
I'm using IE 5.5 on Windows Me.
I'll post in Mock Exam Errata too in case that's a more appropriate place for this.

[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited February 13, 2001).]
Paul Campbell
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 17, 2001
Posts: 5
I seem to have the same problem as was reported above.
100% and the next question of the next round does
not have a "done" button.
Also, seem to get the exact same questions if I restart
the application. Maybe, the seed is not random.
Glad to see I can get 100%. Thanks
Jim Yingst
Wanderer
Sheriff

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
These are known bugs in the Rules Roundup. We are currently working on a new version, which should address these problems and others. However, I don't think the simple solution you've suggested has been tried before - we'll give it a look to see if it's as simple as that. Thanks.


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Pete Cassetta
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 13, 2001
Posts: 23
Jim, Thanks for your attention. It's a fun and useful applet, would love to see it run properly.
Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
These are known bugs in the Rules Roundup. We are currently working on a new version, which should address these problems and others. However, I don't think the simple solution you've suggested has been tried before - we'll give it a look to see if it's as simple as that. Thanks.

Jim Yingst
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Sheriff

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Unfortunately, we tried resizing the applet yesterday, and it didn't solve the problem - it's deeper in the code than that. So we'll have to wait for the rewrite - but thanks for the suggestion.
[This message has been edited by Jim Yingst (edited February 14, 2001).]
Pete Cassetta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2001
Posts: 23
OK, we'll be patient. Thanks for the status report.
Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
[B]Unfortunately, we tried resizing the applet yesterday, and it didn't solve the problem - it's deeper in the code than that. So we'll have to wait for the rewrite - but thanks for the suggestion.
 
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