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Welcome to Masse Club, with the most realistic billiards game you can play from your browser! To play, click the button below (once) when it appears. Masse Pool supports some great features that may take a minute to download.
Now you can Play a Friend Online!
Visit Hoover Bros' Pool Games for rules to the original games you can play with Masse Pool or on your own pool table.
Trouble? If you are not using Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape 4.7 or greater, you might want to check that your browser can handle Masse Pool. Some browsers that do not support Java properly may hang or crash. Also if you have a slow computer, or if the button above does not appear (give the game time to download), get help. If you want sound off, you can disable it from the menu.
Masse Club is more than just an oline video game; it is a billiards resource. At Masse Club you can learn great new pool games which you can take with you when you logoff and head to the pool hall. You may even learn pool physics that will improve your game and impress your friends. But most of all, it's free, it's fun, and it only takes a mouse click to play, so enjoy!
Creator of Masse Pool and
coauthor of the Hoover Bros' Pool Games
Play is fairly intuitive. There is a message bar at the bottom of the window that explains what to do. Try the menu options and see what they do. With spin enabled there will be a masse indicator on the left which indicates the elevation of the cue. Spin is also determined by the position of the mouse click on the cue ball. Consult the detailed instructions for more information. Game rules are available on the Hoover Bros' Pool Games page and on the Billards Congress of America's three most popular pool games.
Masse Pool 1.5 supports online play :), with no guarantees :(. Use the Masse Club chat room, email, telephone, or shout across the room to see if a friend is up for a game. Then take the following action:
| Host (You)
|| Joiner (Your Friend)
If you can't figure something out by trial and error, look in the detailed instructions.
Developers' Documentation: For the curious, there's more detail than anyone cares to know about the implementation of Masse Pool in the Masse Pool implementation documentation.
Open the Masse Club chat room.
Send a Java Pool Greeting Card courtesy of afreegreetingcard.com.
Link to it!
Tell a friend: Send email.
Put a Masse Pool table on your own web page!: Instructions here.
Advertise here: Instructions here.
Donate:Masse Club is FREE, no catch. However, if you would like to show me that you appreciate my effort and encourage me to continue development, it's easy to contribute a few dollars using . In fact, you can donate $5 without losing a penny. It's magic! Just sign up, and a $5 referal bonus will come my way, courtesy of PayPal. Not only that but $5 will magically come your way too! (You can use PayPal to donate more to my account at [email protected], but $5 is plenty.) You have my personal recommendation for the PayPal service.
You may download the Masse Club website so that you can play Masse Pool anytime, no waiting. 100% free. Be sure to check back periodically for newer versions.
Legal stuff: By downloading Masse Pool, you agree to use if for your own entertainment only, and you agree to continually fight for the betterment of mankind. All content, intellectual and otherwise, included in the download is copyrighted and protected by law. You may not modify the content from it's uncompressed form. You may not make it, nor any subset of it, available to others from other computers. Got it :-) ?
Instructions: Just click download MasseClub_1_6.zip and save to disk. Create a folder into which to unzip MasseClub_1_4.zip with your favorite zip utility. The file index.html is a copy of this page. In Windows, you may wish to make a shortcut to it for your desktop or start menu.
Safety: Since this process does not use an installation program, it is not platform-specific and does not require any untrusted executables to run on your computer. Masse Pool is Java code that runs in your browser and has all the secutity of the Java environment provided by your browser.
For fun, test your pool physics IQ. But be careful, you might actaully learn something that will help your pool game.&
There are many other great Java and billiards games out there. Visit some related links.
Copyright 1999, Steve Hoover