Java Othello is a Client/Server Othello game environment in Java language. There is no manual, but on the internet are enough sites with basic to expert level information. I didn't test the network facilities nor the server options.
Installing Java Othello
Download the file jothello-r1_bin.zip. Create a folder(directory) "jothello" or something similar which fits your needs. Open the zip file, you see the directory "jothello-r1_bin", go into this directory and copy the two files to the new created folder(directory). That's all! Of course you can copy the directory "jothello-r1_bin" direct to your harddisk, but its a bit too long name for me.
The used jothello.cmd file
Java Othello works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have made a "jothello.cmd" file with the following contents;
@echo off set CLASSPATH= set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin [drive: jothello] cd [drive: jothello]\jothello java -Duser.home=[drive: jothello]\jothello -jar jothello.jar 2>jothellobugs.txtI use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Java Othello 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 below, ie. different drive and directories. Save "jothello.cmd" and copy it to the "jothello" folder (directory).
Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: jothello]\jothello\jothello.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 "Java Othello". The download also has an OS/2 icon.
Parameters / options explained
In the file you can find the above command file (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 Java Othello icon: jothello-ecs.zip.
revision August 21, 2016