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SoundSpace System Requirements

SoundSpace is written in Java 1.1, and requires at a minimum a Java run time environment and a system with a graphical user interface. Because SoundSpace is a Java application, and not an Applet, you will need to install either a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK). While it is beyond the scope of this document to detail how to install and configure Java on a given system, below are some quick guidelines for configuring and running Java and SoundSpace on Unix, Windows95/NT, and Macintosh systems.
  • Unix Systems: Many free Java ports for Unix operating systems can be found at Unix systems will require a windowing environment, such as X-Windows. System requirements vary, but a system with 64MB of RAM is recommended. After you have downloaded the Unix package for SoundSpace, you should place the GNU zipped tar file in your home directory, and run the commands
    • 'gzip sspace0.05.tar.gz'
    • 'tar -xf sspace0.05.tar'
    This will create a directory called soundspace that contains the Java classes for SoundSpace.

  • Windows Systems: You will need a Win9x or WinNT system to run Java 1.1. A free version of Java 1.1 can be found at Your system should be at least a Pentium processor running at 200MHz, with 32MB of RAM. After you have downloaded the Windows package of SoundSpace, place the zip file in a directory created for SoundSpace and unzip the files. Important: You must use an unzipping program, such as WinZip or Stuffit Expander, that preserves long file names. Many older unzipping tools such as PKZip do not.

  • Macintosh Systems: Java for the Macintosh can be found at Your system should be at least a PowerPC 604 running at 200MHz, with 48MB of RAM. A Macintosh G3 is recommended. The Macintosh package is in the Stuffit format. After you have downloaded the program, assuming you have Stuffit Expander, you can double click on the the sspace0.05.sit icon. This will create a folder labeled 'SoundSpace'. Inside this folder will be a Java Bindery file called SoundSpace, and a folder called Classes that contains the SoundSpace classes.
If you are still having problems with your Java installation, please be sure to check the following: Make sure the Java binaries are in your path statement. Make sure that if a CLASSPATH statement is required you have the correct path name. For Macintosh systems, make sure the proper extensions are enabled.
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