I didn't make it!
It bloody works, on Debian anyway with the 3.0 kernel. Rather than be proper, and try to fight Java, I just installed Firefox with Wine, and used the Java version there to get it started. Of course, this involved running Firefox as root, but I don't think 1914 has a habit of downloading viruses and such. As long as I just is the browser for the game, it should be fine.