Rescue! Max
A 2D space real-time, action/strategy game. you are in control of a ship that you fly around space fighting enemies and making friends on your way. The main objective is to rescue people from planets and take them to star bases. Its still a beta, so there are some issues. One is no help because it can't find the browser. Enclosed in the download is also the source.

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0 Build 22 GA

Rescue! Max on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing Rescue! Max
Download You can also download xml.pdf with instruction for "How to make a mission". Create a folder (directory) "Rescue". Open the zip file and go in the directory "Rescue", copy the files to the directory "Rescue". That's it!

The rescue.cmd file
With this file the program Rescue! Max starts. I have made a rescue.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: rescue]
cd [drive: rescue]\rescue
java -Duser.home=[drive: rescue]\rescue -jar rescue.jar 2>rescuebugs.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Rescue! Max with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: rescue] = drive with Rescue! Max

should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "rescue.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "Rescue" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: rescue]\rescue\rescue.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 "Rescue! Max". You find enclosed in the file a Rescue! Max OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • The statement "-Duser.home=[drive: rescue]\rescue" will ensure that Rescue! Max will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.
  • The addition "2>rescuebugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "rescuebugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 Rescue! Max icon:

revision June 11, 2016