Solarex is a space traveling, trading and prospecting game built upon a stellar system generator. There is a galaxy full of stellar systems with all sorts of treasures to explore - so enter your spaceship, buy some fuel and head off!
You start in a stellar system of the inhabited zone, with no freight, a little money and, of course, your ship. You can become a trader, prospector or explorer, or all of them a little bit.
Download solarex-v0_42.jar. Create a folder (directory) "solarex" and copy the file to the directory. That's it! This is the last version which works with OpenJDK 6, the next version "solarex-v0_43.jar" and up needs Java 7.
The solarex.cmd file
With this file the program Solarex starts. I have made a solarex.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin set CLASSPATH= [drive: solarex] cd [drive: solarex]\solarex java -Duser.home=[drive: solarex]\solarex -jar solarex-v0_42.jar 2>solarexbugs.txtI use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Solarex with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;
should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "solarex.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "solarex" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: solarex]\solarex\solarex.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 "Solarex". You find enclosed in the file a Solarex OS/2 icon.
Parameters / options explained
In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 Solarex icon: solarex-ecs.zip.
revision July 12, 2015