Universe - Notes on Version 0.8
Release Date: 27 December 1998
- Double clicking on lists brings up proper dialog
- Work on Scheme 001
- Convert swing classes to javax.swing package location
- Play Options screen functional
- General GUI cleanup
Windows 95/98/NT Users
JDK 1.2 has been released by Sun. If you wish to run Universe, I
recommend installing JDK 1.2. Then running Universe is a breeze.
Follow these steps:
- Download JDK 1.2 from Sun
Microsystems. (20+ MB - sorry)
- Install JDK (run the .exe you download.)
- Reboot your machine
- Download the latest Universe.0.8.jar file.
- From a DOS prompt, type in: java -cp C:\Universe.0.8.jar
- Make a shortcut for the above command line!
Non Windows Users
You need to install the ability to run Java Applications on your
computer. Some operating system have this ability built in (OS/2,
MacOS, Unix(some)), but some do not (Win95, Win98, WinNT, Unix(some)).
Available for free is the Java Development Kit (JDK) from Sun
Microsystems (at http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1)
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.
You also need to install the Java Foundation Classes (JFC). JFC is
available from Sun Microsystems at
http://java.sun.com/jfc. JFC 1.1 with Swing 1.1 is
required for version 0.8.
In addition to Java, you need the jar executable file. The jar file
can be placed anywhere on your computer.
After the jar file is downloaded, to run Universe you must type in the
following command at a prompt (make sure you are in the directory
where the jar file is located):
jre -cp Universe.0.8.jar Universe
Note that the "U" on Universe must be upper case.
If you have the JDK (instead of the JRE), the following command should work:
java -classpath %CLASSPATH%;Universe.0.8.jar Universe
If you are on a Unix system, use the proper variable substitution and
replace the ";" with a ":" ($CLASSPATH:Universe.jar).
If you wish to create the Galaxy using the Gliese Star Catalog data,
you must first download the GlieseCatalog.jar file. Put this file
the same place you put the Universe.jar file.
This file must be in your classpath. To do this, run Universe this
jre -cp Universe.0.8.jar;GlieseCatalog.jar Universe
If you are on a Unix system, replace the ";" with a ":"
Please feel free to contact me if
you have problems with installation or running of the Universe Gaming
Created: 04 Sep 1998
Updated: 08 Jan 1999
© 1998-1999 Universe Dev Team