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Java required

Tantrix is written in Java, which means you will need to have Java installed on your device to play Tantrix online. With a bit of luck, everything is already set up and no tweaking is required. But - if you tried to load Tantrix and the lobby never popped up, then most likely Java is missing or not configured correctly. Click on the "Test Java" image to see which version you are running, if any. If it is missing or outdated, follow the instructions.

Mobile Devices

Mobile devices do not support Java. Instead you can use specific Tantrix apps for both Android and iOS. You'd want a tablet-size screen to play Tantrix, but if you just want to spectate on games in progress, phones are ok. The smarter Robots remain exclusively available for PCs, since mobile devices generally lack sufficient processing power.


General maintenance

We recommend you occasionally clear your browser and Java caches. This will force your PC to load the latest versions of web pages and programs. By doing so, it will get rid of problems caused by stale or corrupt files lingering in your cache. It is also a prudent measure to close and reload your browser after a series of games, or even reboot your computer if it has shown "serious signs of deterioration". These measures will refresh your system and are particularly useful before playing important games, such as tournament matches.

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Last update: March, 2017