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Question: Why when java 8 is installed Wakfu says it isn't?

I have a grandchild who wants to run a well-known interactive online game, Wakfu. It needs Java 8. We have installed Java 8 from the proper source (Oracle) and have done the latest security update. The Java control panel with the Apple System Preferences says it's installed correctly, but the wretched game says that it isn't correctly configured, and suggests we need to access a command line interface via another Java component.


Can anyone explain this? I am just about to dump Wakfu, but I thought I would see if there are any gamers who know what's up.


TIA

iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.4), New for 2012. 8Gb

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Apr 21, 2018 1:35 PM in response to etresoft In response to etresoft

Thanks for trying to explain it, but running stuff on the command line was what I bought a Mac not to do! Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth I was a geek who could program almost anything etc, and I ate command lines for breakfast, but nowadays I want to be one of "the rest of us". So it, bye-bye Wakfu.


Thanks again

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Apr 21, 2018 1:04 PM in response to Living Fossil In response to Living Fossil

Open the System Preferences and click on the Java icon in the bottom row. Go to the Security tab. Is the top box checked on (off in my screen shot)?


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If not, turn it on and click Apply. Generally, you need to quit the browser and restart it for the change to take effect.


Java is not a good thing to have active in your browser when it isn't needed. Have it off when your grandchild is not playing games.

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Apr 21, 2018 1:20 PM in response to Living Fossil In response to Living Fossil

Hello Living Fossil,

The Java that you downloaded from Oracle was probably the Java Web Plug-in. It does contain Java itself, but it is really hard to get to. The easiest solution would be to install the Oracle Java SDK and then run the app on the command line. Sometimes you can poke around inside the app and file the right JAR file and double-click on that, but not always.


This is pretty much standard procedure with Java.

Apr 21, 2018 1:20 PM

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Apr 21, 2018 1:35 PM in response to etresoft In response to etresoft

Thanks for trying to explain it, but running stuff on the command line was what I bought a Mac not to do! Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth I was a geek who could program almost anything etc, and I ate command lines for breakfast, but nowadays I want to be one of "the rest of us". So it, bye-bye Wakfu.


Thanks again

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Question: Why when java 8 is installed Wakfu says it isn't?