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Compiled but can't see...

I set up a robot project on my NetBeans. I loaded the robocode libraries, etc. All this seemed to go successfully. I can even compile my robot class with success. I also pointed robocode to the directory my robot class is in.

But my robot doesn't show up in the robot list for fights!

Any ideas? Thanks.

    Therealdrag005:35, 1 October 2012

    Hi! How you "pointed robocode to the directory my robot class is in"? What this directory contents? Do you added ${}.properties file? Which package are you use?

      Jdev12:34, 1 October 2012

      Thanks for the reply!

      I added the directory, "C:\MyRobots\build\classes\zjk", to development options. In that directory is only the class file, "drag0.class"

      Okay, since you mentioned properties file, I looked around (I don't see any ${}.properties file). I tried adding the other directories above the one mentioned above and it still doesn't work. how is a .properties file generated and what is its purpose?

        Therealdrag021:37, 1 October 2012

        The .properties file is added to the JAR when you package your bot, but it shouldn't be needed in order to see a development version of your bot. I'm not sure, but I think you'll need to add the top level directory in Robocode - e.g., if your bot is zjk.MyRobot, under ...\build\classes\zjk\, you'd need to point Robocode to ...\build\classes.

        I have my things setup the other way, with Eclipse compiling the .class files into robocode/robots/, but that's kind of a stupid setup that I've just never bothered to change.

          Voidious22:06, 1 October 2012

          Not that stupid. Many times I saw a development version working, only to generate a non-working JAR. Wrong .properties file, security violations, wrong file names...

          The problem becomes worse when you use the engine API directly instead of the GUI. i.e. genetic tuning with full battles.

          I also develop and test using JARs instead of raw .class files.

            MN22:30, 1 October 2012