If you run any of the following applets by using hopper b12 on internet explorer
"Go with the flow" from http://www.real.com/games/webgames/puzzle.html?src=webgames-main
"War Zone" from http://www.iwin.com/games/cat_arcade.asp
"Knock 'Em Out" from http://www.gamehouse.com
"Family feud" from http://www.uproar.com/games/cat_gameshows_flash.asp
one can observe that the applet does not show up. However if you use the java console and list the threads, it is clear that the applet has been loaded properly but not repainted. In all these cases, applet is not shown directly, when the applet is being initialized, they draw the applet offscreen and show ads. Finally, the applet is shown once it is ready.