Technical Requirements

Finance Lab & Dealing Room

Browsers

Finance Lab and Dealing Room perform best when used in the newest versions of all major web browsers. We suggest updating your web browser to the latest version before using the resource. We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome) for the optimum experience.

If you are unable to upgrade your web browser we support the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8 and above; Google Chrome; Firefox; and Safari.

Javascript and Cookies must be enabled in the web browser.

Flash player

The Flash Player must be installed in order to playback video content if using either Internet Explorer or Firefox.

Devices

Finance Lab and Dealing Room are designed to work on all screen sizes and have been tested on numerous devices including:  desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, iPads, iPhones and android mobile devices.

Computer hardware

Both simulations will work best when used on higher-spec computers. The resource works on both Windows and Apple Mac computers.

We recommend using computers with a minimum of 2GB of RAM and a dual core processor (or greater).

Finance Lab and Dealing Room have been designed and tested to run on slower computers with a minimum of 1GB of RAM.  Whilst the resource will run slower on such computers, it will still work.

Internet connection

Both games require a constant broadband internet connection to run.

Each player must load the game in their computer's browser. The game is approximately 500kb in file size. Once the game is playing, bandwidth requirement is very low (approx 32kbps per player).

Permissions

It shouldn’t be necessary to create permissions for any of the game URLs. However, if you wish to do so, you can whitelist the main http://globalinv.co.uk/gi/admin URL.

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