Web Client – General issues

What happens when the user starts the web client?
The web client will be downloaded in the background to the local computer and automatically started. It doesn’t need to be installed. The first time the web client is started the size of the downloaded files is about 5 Mb. This information is stored in the cache and the next time the user starts the client (from the same web page) a check is made to see if there is a new version, if not the cached information will be used and no additional download is needed.

Does it support other platform than Windows?
Yes, there is multiple platforms supported, see System Requirements for more information.

The user says he has previously been running the web client but when he wants to start he cannot find the installed program?

The Web Client is not installed as an application on the user’s computer and has no installed program visible in the start menu (example from Windows). It has to be started from the web page.

Security – How is the web client executed?
The web based poker client uses a signed applet which lets the applet act just like the downloadable poker client after the user has agreed to trust the signed code.

Are there functions not present in the web client that exists in the downloadable client?
It is not possible to save passwords with the web based client. Also, it is not possible to save user notes when using the web client

Is the Java Virtual Machine automatically downloaded?
If a user does not have a Java Virtual Machine (JRE) installed and he/she is using a browser named in the System Requirements, they will be redirected to a download page where they can obtain the JRE. We have seen problems with certain versions of browsers that have problem with this functionality so we recommend the user in the System Requirements to have Java (jre) installed before running the web client

Are there any problems with firewalls etc?
If the user has a firewall it has to be configured in the same way as the normal client.

Are the client automatically updated when B2B makes a new release?
Yes, Updates will be automatically distributed to the clients. Usually the user will need to restart his browser to apply the update.

What are the System Requirements for the web client?

166 MHz+ Pentium with at least 128 MB RAM

Windows (2000 or XP)
Browsers: Firefox Version 1.0.5 or later Internet Explorer Version 6.0
Java: Java Version 1.4.2 or later

Linux - SuSe 8.2
Browsers: Firefox Version 1.0
Java: Java version 1.4.2 or later

Linux - Fedora Core 3 Browsers: Firefox Version 1.0
Java: Java version 1.4.2 or later

Mac OS X Version 10.2.8 Darwin (Tested with Darwin Kernel Version 6.8) Browsers: Internet Explorer 5.2
Java: Java Version 1.4.1_01 or later

Mac OS X Version 10.4 Tiger Browsers: Internet Explorer 5.2
Java: Java Version 1.4.1_01 or later