Arcus is a Rubik's Cube Simulator written in Java featuring 3D display and cube manipulation. Besides conventional solving, getting from any pattern to any goal pattern is supported. Allows the user to bidirectionally walk through the cube's history.
Download the zip file arcus-os2.zip. Create a folder (directory) "arcus" or something similar which fits your needs. Open the zip file and copy everything to the new created folder (directory). That's it! This zipfile contains not only the program, but also a manual (English), icons and the command file.
The used arcus.cmd file
Arcus works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have made a "arcus.cmd" file with the following contents;
@echo off set CLASSPATH= set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin [drive: arcus] cd [drive: arcus]\arcus java -Duser.home=[drive: arcus]\arcus -jar arcus-0.3.2.jar 2>arcus-bugs.txtI use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Arcus with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;
should be replaced by real drive letters. Adjust the file from the distribution, ie. different drive and directories. Save "arcus.cmd" and copy it to the "arcus" folder(directory) or your choice of folder(directory).
Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: arcus]\arcus\arcus.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "Arcus". The download also has an OS/2 icon.
I want to point out that this is a way to start the program, OS/2 and its successors do have much more ways for starting a java program.
Parameters / options explained
revision June 4, 2020