CrozzWord requires a Java Runtime Environment/Virtual Machine (JRE/JVM) that supports Sun JDK 1.1.8 (or greater) or Personal Java 1.2 specification. Most desktops probably have an appropriate, compatible JVM already installed; if not, download JVM. For other platforms, if not built-in, JVM should be available from vendor CD or support site. In order to access multiple web sites, and open and save puzzles on local storage, CrozzWord is a standalone Java application rather than a browser-based applet.

CrozzWordM, a separate version for smaller devices such as cell phones, requires J2ME (Micro Edition), MIDP 1.0 (or greater).

Please let me know of success with other devices, configurations.

for Sharp ROM, if Jeode JVM (formerly from Insignia) is not pre-installed, install it separately
tested primarily on Zaurus Z5000D with ROM 1.13 (installed both Internally and on CF); there should be no problems with more memory or newer ROMs/models
compatible with Sun's J2ME Personal Profile JVM (contact me for different run script)
for OpenZaurus, Jeode & libraries need to be installed/configured (extract it from Sharp ROM)
separate libraries for secure New York Times (NYT) subscription access are available to registered users.
Jeode JVM is available on iPaq installation CD; Jeode may be available separately via Esmertec/Handango for other hardware
currently requires manual installation (copying several files)
note: I have not tested this recently on an actual device...
libraries for secure NYT access available to registered users
Microsoft Windows
tested on Windows 98, 2000, XP
libraries for secure NYT access available to registered users
Macintosh OS X
tested on OS X 10.2.2-10.2.8 (Jaguar)
libraries for secure NYT access built-in
Macintosh OS 8.1-9.2.2 (Classic)
requires Macintosh Runtime for Java (MRJ)
tested on 8.1 and 9.2.2 with MRJ 2.2.5
secure NYT access does not work due to missing MRJ classes
Symbian Epoc
requires Personal Java or J2ME
tested on Sony Ericsson P800; other devices?
secure NYT access does not work (on P800) due to missing PJ classes
color or grayscale screen recommended
ability to download/run 64K .jar
tested on Sony Ericsson P800 and various desktop emulators; other devices?
secure NYT access will be available for MIDP 2.0 devices
Other platforms, e.g., Linux
JVM ≥ 1.1.8
no separate version at present, though see Download section if you'd like to try

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Last Updated: 14-Nov-2003

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