I'm pretty sure my problem is about the same. Basically I cant install the Java 7 update cause I get an error message during download telling me I dont have mac os x 10.7 or higher....but I do. The Oracle Java update for Lion just isnt recognizing it! I have mac os x lion 10.7.5 on my laptop and for some reason, certain Pogo games wont load...it says its loading but never does and just closes. I went to the help page, did what it said, I scanned for current updates, installed them, rebooted then went back to Pogo and clicked on the java test link to see what version im running. I got the error "missing plug in" so I clicked on it and was taken to Java's website for instructions, clicked "Download Java for Mac OS X," then hit sytem requirements and saw that I had to be running os x 10.7.3 or above and I have 10.7.5. I was good to go, hit download and now Im here! Annoyed and confused beause updates and upgrades are pretty basic and simple. You either meet the system requirements or you dont. I meet them but cant get them cause it says I dont....its a viscious cycle and Im rambling like a madwoman! Is there an easy yes or no answer to this, maybe a follow steps 1,2,3 A,B,C you can post for non computer savvy moms? LOL I just want the handful of Pogo games I used to be able to play, to play again...nothing complicated! And why is it only some games and not all of them? Dont answer that, my hair already hurts...haha
Im not much of a computer person, but Im sure thats more than obvious, so my apologies if my problem has nothing to do with this one....tell me where to go or what forum to read thru for help. I also want to pologize in advance for the help Im gonna need after I get this updated! lol I hear the update has something screwy with the plugins being enabled and that its another nightmare with this whole new oracle java deal. Hmmm, maybe I shouldnt even do this java update.
This http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559 used to help before updating to 10.8.2
If you double click a jnpl file it would call the Java Web Start.app, then this app will look here to run the file:
As this path doesn't exist anymore after the 10.8.2 update; I did the following:
1.- Copy everything inside:
2.- Create the path (you only need to create /Home/bin):
3.- Paste the previously copied files.
After that everything is working fine, even some pages that showed me a message about installing the JRE are working fine again.
-Most of the jnpl files that I'm running need a 32 bits JVM, that's why I can not use the oficcial Oracle Java 7 (64 bits). So I'm using the Apple JVM(jdk 6 32 bits), if you want to continue using the apple JVM this is the way to go .
- I follow this instructions (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559) before to create the new path, no sure if those steps are needed.
I had the same problem and solved it as the followings.
- Create an application by Automator.app like the screen shot. It opens jnlp files not by /usr/bin/javaws but by /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/CurrentJDK/Commands/javaws
- Change default application for jnlp files from Java Web Start.app to the application created by Automator
Command /usr/bin/javaws links to /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands/javaws, which links to /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Commands/javaws. It does not do nothing but shows the error dialog.
This solved the problem for me. I kept getting the "You need to download" message, and then after downloading, I would still get the message. After doing mobileAgent's steps, it works for me now.
The file is still not associated with Java Web Start in the Finder, but I can manually "open with" and then get the functionality I need.