pl0t engine - faq
Q1. What do I need to make it run?
Answer: You need a JAVA (ver 1.1++) capable browser for the
PlotIOApplet, and you need the JAVA plugin (ver 1.3++) from SUN for
browser. Also you need to download the default soundbank to JAVA
plugin from SUNs site.
Q2. Why doesn't a reload or shift-reload work?
Answer: It seems that the SUN plugin does not properly release all
resources and devices when the applet is cleared from the JVM. So,
when it reloads, the software-synth does not function as it should.
Q3. Why do I need to download the latest JAVA plugin from SUN
Answer: Because it is the only one that supports JavaSound at the
moment (allthough development of an OpenSource alternative for Linux
is in progress, but that don't use/support the Beatnik
engine... because Beatnik don't want to open it's standards... it's
aaallll so complicated you know :D)
Q4. Will it be enough if I've downloaded the Beatnik player from the Beatnik site?
Q5. Will you update this FAQ later when there actually HAS been sombody asking questions about the system?
Answer: Yes :)