Both Pekka and Bert and reported that movements and sounds on the board screen are not always coordinated. I don't have this problem on my machine - first course might be to see under what configurations it occurs. This aspect of the game was already worked on by Alex and Andry, and considerably improved. It's possible that the change in sound in Java 1.5.x (the software was originally programmed for 1.4.2 and above) now means that sounds are not playing immediately. Anna Wilson 10/1/2007.