Play Wyvern Here
This page is another way to play Wyvern, using a technology
called Java Web Start. You should only use this if you can't
use the new Wyvern Client Installer.
Mac OS X users: Click on the big map to the left, and Wyvern should download and launch automatically. If it doesn't, use your Software Update utility in System Preferences to get Java 1.4.1, and then try again.
First, you need to make sure you've created a character. If you don't have a character name and password yet, click here to create a character.
Next, you need to make sure you have a program called Java Web Start on your computer. If you Java SE 6 installed, you already have it. If you don't, then you may need to click on the picture below and download the latest version. Then come back to this page.
Java Web Start installs automatically for most people. It's very easy to do. Once you have Java Web Start, you are ready to play!
If you have any trouble installing Java Web Start, check the Installation Tips below. Sometimes it doesn't install correctly, but you can almost always get it working by following the instructions below.
Here's a picture of Java Web Start loading the game on Windows XP.
<-- Click the Map to your left to play Wyvern.
- Java Web Start is available for
Mac OS/X 10.1,
- You may need to get the latest Service Pack if you're running
Windows. There are different Service Packs for Windows XP,
Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows ME, and Windows 98. Visit
to get the latest updates for your operating system.
- When you first launch Wyvern, you'll get a Security Warning
dialog box - here's a
picture of it. It's
a stupid warning, because *all* Windows programs
have unrestricted access to your computer. This
dialog box just scares people, and Sun was silly to have
put it in. Just click Start to launch the game.
- The download is about 21 megs the first time, but you only
have to do it once.
- if you're an AOL user, make sure your Parental Control Settings are set to "General Access" or the game won't run.
Java Web Start Installation TipsThe link above takes you to Sun's JRE download page. If you already have JRE 6, then you should be good to go.
If you don't have JRE 6 installed on your computer, download and install it. This will usually set Java Web Start up on your system. You can tell if it's installed by seeing if the game will launch when you click the map above.
If you can't find the installer file, go ahead and download this one from our site, and follow the installation instructions. Accept the license agreement (it's free!) and hit Next until you've installed Java Web Start.
If Java Web Start Doesn't WorkIf you've downloaded and installed Java Web Start, and you can launch it from your Start Menu, but the game doesn't run when you click on the map on this page, here are some things you can try:
- Clear out the temporary internet files and your history list.
- If you're using Windows 98, try doing an Internet Explorer
repair, which has worked for some people. Go to
Start Menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools ->
System Information, click Tools in the menu bar, and in the menu
there should be an Internet Explorer Repair tool.
- Try switching to Netscape 6.2 or higher.
- Try uninstalling and reinstalling Web Start (this worked
for me on one machine that was having problems.)
- Open the File->Preferences menu of the Java Web Start Application Manager, select the Advanced tab, and choose "Show Java Console". Close Java Web Start and try launching the game.
More TipsIf you know there's a new Wyvern Client version, and WebStart doesn't retrieve it automatically for you, do this:
- log out of the game and close the Wyvern client window
- start Java WebStart from your Start menu
- select Wyvern from the application list
- from the Application menu, choose "Remove Application"
- close WebStart
- come back to this page and click on the link above again
If you still have trouble using Java WebStart, after trying everything we've suggested here, please send us mail.