I recently started trying to build a java applet game. Before I complete it and try to host it somehow, I need to test it on my local system. Since the game loads images from gif files, I need to be able to let an applet access local files (something applets aren't able to do by default). To do this I need to create a properties file in the directory %homedrive%%homepath%\.hotjava. The problem is, Windows wouldn't let me create a folder (or a file) starting with "." (dot). But more amazingly, there are several folders in the same directory with names beginning with "."! For example, there is a .appletviewer file and a .jbuilder folder right there! I am sure there is a fix to this, since this is so flagrantly a bug or something similar, and a lot of people may have bumped into this. (It sure seems like a way for microsoft to kill the unices...) Please help me if you know of the solution.
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5/3/04 at 5:39pm