ACube is a command line based cube solver created by Josef Jelínek.
Where to Download
ACube can be downloaded by going to Josef Jelinek's site.
An web app version with limited features is also available at cubing.net
To run ACube, either open the run.bat file or to command prompt, go the the directory that ACube is located, and type in:
java -cp ACube3.jar ACube
There are an optional command-line arguments in the program:
q for 'quarter-turn' metrics
f for 'face-turn' metrics
s for 'slice-turn' metrics
a for searching all solutions with the current shortest length
o for searching only for optimal sequences in the given metrics
use quarter-turn metrics and search for all optimal sequences
java -cp ACube3.jar ACube q a o
find me some nice moves and optimize them in slice turn-metrics
java -cp ACube3.jar Acube s
I need very short moves and I prefer slice-turns, show me all
java -cp ACube3.jar Acube osa
How to Use
If you want to cheat, you can go to here, enter the cube you want to solve, then paste the output into ACube.
When you start ACube, you should see a line that looks like this:
UF UR UB UL DF DR DB DL FR FL BR BL UFR URB UBL ULF DRF DFL DLB DBR
What this means is you have to type in what is in the UF(Upper-Front Edge) slot, the UR(Upper-Right Edge) slot, etc.
Let's do an example. If you do a U on any cube, what you would type in is:
UR UB UL UF DF DR DB DL FR FL BR BL URB UBL ULF UFR DRF DFL DLB DBR