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You need a Java compiler if you want to compile java version of Frozen Bubble. You can find everything you need here.
Frozen Bubble - Java version also requires the JIGA package.
Sourcecode [] - 705 KB
Jar file (compiled version, including JIGA classes) [frozenBubble.jar] - 713 KB
The highscores manager ( will try to call a web page called ./update.php
You might change this if you don't want to implement your own php highscore manager (see also "Added in v0.9.5")
N.B.: The easiest way is to comment the Applet.showDocument() in the class.
Added in v0.9.5
Add the following parameter to the applet to enable offline highscores :
<param name="offline" value="true">
Add the following parameter to the applet if you don't want your users to type their player name (webmasters) :
<param name="player" value="xxx">
  • Download Frozen Bubble & JIGA source files
  • Extract them in the same directory
    (NDLR: so that JIGA files are put in the net/library/jiga subdirectory)
  • Compile them
    javac -target 1.1 *.java net/library/jiga/*.java
  • Create a jar archive (like frozenBubble.jar)
    jar cvfm frozenBubble.jar *.txt *.gif *.jpg *.au *.class net/library/jiga/*.class
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