I've tried today. The password text input clears when I click Login, but I don't get any other interface.
The Java console shows file system problems, with exceptions from syncWorld and checkLockFile0ErrorCode methods. I can't find either of those methods in my O'Reilly Java in a Nutshell book. The syncWorld call sounds like something in the chat applet, but I don' t know the util.prefs stuff.
I read the pages from the Help, and didn't see anything that described this.
Just wondering, do I need to register separately for the chat?
"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse