Technical Issues

Troubleshooting Page

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If you are having technical problems with the site, please read the following:

Browser Requirements

A browser is a software program that lets you surf the Web. You're using a browser right now to visit us at! However, you may still need to upgrade to a newer browser if you want to experience all that has to offer. For PC users, we officially support Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher, Netscape Navigator 7.2 or higher, and AOL 9 and above. For Macintosh users, we support Internet Explorer version 5.2, Netscape Navigator 7.2, or higher and AOL 9 and above.

Download the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Download the latest version of Netscape Navigator.

Download the latest version of AOL.

If you are using Safari 1.0 or higher (Mac Only) or Firefox 1.0 or higher, should work just fine, but some features may not work perfectly. (Because these browsers are so new, we offer only limited support of them.)

Download the latest version of Firefox.

Download the latest version of Safari.


Plug-ins are software programs that allow you to play games, watch video clips, and enjoy animation and other content on To enjoy, you'll need at least the Macromedia Flash plug-in. In order to view and use the Parents area of, you'll need at least Flash 6. To view and enjoy the Playtime area, you'll need at least Flash 7.
Download the latest Flash player

Some of our games require the Macromedia Shockwave Player version 8.5 or above.
Download the latest Shockwave player

In order to watch video on our site you'll need Windows Media 9 (for Windows) or QuickTime 6.1
Download the latest Windows Media player

Hardware & Software Requirements works best on computers running the latest operating systems (Windows XP or Macintosh OS X), however, we do still support Windows 2000 and Windows 98.

Want to check whether your computer has the necessary hardware? Click on one of the links below to find out.
Hardware requirements for Windows Users

Monitor Requirements

This site is designed to be viewed on at least an 800 x 600 pixel display. (The preferred resolution is 1024 x 768 or higher.) If you have to scroll left and right in order to see the entire page, check your monitor's settings to adjust your resolution. Please set your monitor colors to "millions" for the best results.

Internet Connections

High-speed connections such as DSL, cable modems, and other broadband services allow you to load games, video clips, and other content on our site at much faster speeds than a dial-up modem. Please contact your local Internet-service provider for information about high-speed access in your area.


Many of our downloadable files--such as Arcade games, members' exclusives, screensavers, and wallpaper--are compressed to reduce download times. To open these files, you will need a decompression program. PC users can download WINZIP here. MAC users can download STUFFIT EXPANDER here.

A security dialog box may open up when you try to download an EXE file from Please note that it is perfectly safe to open the file or save it to your computer.