Universe - Notes on Version 0.2

Release Date: 28 Nov 1997

Installation Instructions

You need to install the ability to run Java Applications on your computer. Some operating system have this ability built in (OS/2, MacOS), but some do not (Win95, WinNT, Unix). Available for free is the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from Sun Microsystems (at http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1/jre/index.html) for operating systems that don't have the ability to run Java Applications (this includes Windows 95.) Follow the directions from Sun carefully. Note that your web browser does not have the ability to run Java Applications.

In addition to Java, you need the executable and data files. These come in two files. These two files extract into a Universe directory.

After all files are installed, to run Universe you must type in the following command at a prompt (make sure you are in the Universe directory created by the archive files):

jre UniverseMain

Note that the "U" and "M" must be upper case.

Sometimes on Windows 95 systems, this command line doesn't seem to work. If you are getting a "Can't find UniverseMain.class" error, use this command line:

jre -cp C:\Universe UniverseMain

where C:\Universe is where you installed the Universe program.

Please feel free to contact me if you have problems with installation.

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Created: 12 Oct 1997
Updated: 04 Feb 1998

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