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Rubik

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Rubik_OSX.zip (273.29 KB)
MD5: 68a8581bb792ed2065c8ba93840c488c
For Mac OS X
Emulation
Guides on emulating older games

A freeware Rubik's Cube simulator for OS X. For OS 9 and earlier, there's RubikSolver and Kubik.

A realistic solve algorithm is NOT applied, when asking the computer to solve the puzzle. The doc file warns of this. The solve command only plays the scramble moves in reverse order, so if only 10 moves had scrambled the cube then it is "solved" in 10 moves, unrealistically. And if 1000 moves scrambled the cube, then applying a known solution would solve it quicker. Anyway, this UI might be superior to the other rubik programs because the view constantly reminds us of the orientation and moves can be made by clicking and dragging the mouse. Whether or not the real handheld puzzle is more satisfying than this computer simulation, I don't know - probably there's still room for improvement in the software.

md5 checksum and filename:
68a8581bb792ed2065c8ba93840c488c Rubik_OSX.zip

Download .zip contains the game program plus its documentation file in .rtfd format. This is v1.1.5

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC