- 1 WOWCube Emulator installation
- 2 Starting WOWCube Emulator
- 3 WOWCube Emulator interface
- 4 Quick start
WOWCube Emulator installation
Launch the wowcube-sdk.exe installer and follow the steps of the installer.
Installing Dependencies (for Pawn Application Developers) To run scripts written in the Pawn language, you need to install Python 3, Pip, IntelHex, and Pillow.
Go to the site https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/, click on the "Latest Python 3 Release" link, wait for the download to complete.
Python 3 will be installed in "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\Python". After installation, it will offer to remove the 260-character limit on the PATH length. Click. We complete the installation. Some Python libraries may not work or work incorrectly due to the standard 260 character limit.
To install the dependencies, you need to start the terminal. Go to Start menu (or press Windows key + X) and select Windows PowerShell.
This command will download and install the IntelHex and Pillow dependencies. If the installation is successful, a corresponding message will be displayed.
If your company uses a proxy, then you need to add the --proxy option to the command above. The option has the following format:
[user: password @] proxy.server: port
pip install --proxy = http: //proxy.jf.intel.com: 911 intelhex pillow
To fix this error, you need to open the Terminal application. It can be opened in a number of ways: with Siri, or through Launchpad, or through the Finder, or by pressing Command + Space bar and pressing the Enter.
In the terminal, write the command / Applications / WOWCube \ Emulator.app/Contents/MacOS/bin/wowcube and press enter.
If the following error occurs
/ usr / bin / env: bad interpreter: Operation not permitted, or zsh: operation not permitted: / Applications / WOWCube Emulator.app/Contents/MacOS/bin/wowcube
Then run the following command xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine / Applications / WOWCube \ Emulator.app/. It will output errors Permission Denied, but they are expected.
For macOS version below Catalina open a terminal, install and download Homebrew
/ bin / bash -c "$ (curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
Homebrew is a package manager that lets you install Open Source applications.
Next, install Python 3 and Pip
brew install python3
brew cask install python3
For macOS by Catalina. First you need to make sure that python is installed and that it is the correct version.
This command should print “Python 3.x.x”. If the command did not display anything, or was not found, try to execute
If it displays “Python 2.x.x”, then Python 3 is not installed.
curl -fsSL https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python3
Install IntelHex and Pillow libraries.
pip3 install pillow intelhex
Starting WOWCube Emulator
Launch WOWCube Emulator by clicking on shortcut on desktop.
On first launch, a warning from the firewall will appear.
Allow access. WOWCube Emulator uses local ports for communication between the processes it creates, as well as for projector mode.
Open terminal and enter WOWCube Emulator then and press Enter.
WOWCube Emulator interface
There are 4 main groups of widgets in the WOWCube Emulator interface.
Cube model interactions
Contains links for interacting with the cube module. Buttons from left to right:
- simulates the shaking of a cube
- returns the cube module to its original state (restoring rotations and position)
- open code editor (does not work in version 2.2.0 and below)
- rotates a random side of the cube
Emulation progress control
Serves to interact with the progress of the script. Buttons from left to right:
- start emulation of the selected pawn script. Аfter startup is replaced by the emulation restart button
- stops pawn script emulation
- loading a script to a physical cube using the bluetooth protocol (does not work in version 2.2.0 and below)
In this tab you can choose one of two modes of operation:
The projector is used to transfer images from a computer or mobile device to the WOWCube via the Bluetooth protocol.
The projector in the WOWCube Emulator is used for prototyping and faster development of web-projector applications.
In this mode, you can:
- select the path to the projects folder
- select a startup project
- view additional data for a running project
The Sound adjusts the overall volume.
In the Emulation, the transparency of the overlay is adjusted. The overlay displays on each module its current number, screen and adjacent modules.
The Limit FPS slider allows you to limit the frame rate in the application running on the emulator.
If necessary, it is possible to configure the simulation of lost packets during transmission.
In the CubeNet, the transparency and the size of the cube unfolding are configured.
In the Scene, the removal of the camera, the field of view, the backdrop are configured.
ABI calls - displays abi function calls to the console.
Console follows mouse click - if you click on one of the modules of the virtual cube model, it opens the console tab corresponding to the module number.
This is where the PAWN compiler path and python path are selected.
Console and logs
Contains tabs for displaying script assembly logs and tabs with the console of each module separately.
LMB on a cube - rotation of the sides.
RMB (or Ctrl + LMB) on a cube - tilt the cube.
RMB (or Ctrl + LMB) past the cube - rotate the camera.
Mouse wheel - zoom out / zoom in the camera.
Clone or download to the necessary folder.
Launch WOWCube Emulator.
In Project tab switch Pawn mode.
Specify Project path to the folder with examples.
Under Run configuration choose example project.
You can press 'i' button to watch what resources loaded for each script
Press Start button to launch emulation
In order to make changes in examples you need:
- Go to folder where your WOWCube examples located
- Open file 'example1.pwn' with any text editor
- make what changes you need