822: Getting Started Guide
Running a demo on the lab (NT) machines
Notice how your player slows down if you make it run a
lot. Basically, the players quickly get tired of running and need
to rest in order to be able to run fast again. On the other hand,
the player can always kick the ball really hard (say, to a
- Find my machine: It is called ef-vidal and you will find it
in the network neigborhood.
- Go to the Share/Robocup directory.
- Start the soccerserver: go to winserver/Release/ and
doubleclick on ServerStart.
- Start the monitor: go to Robowin/ and doubleclick on
Soccermonitor. When the monitor comes up go under
soccermonitor->connect. On the pop up window, set the host to
"localhost" or the hostname (or IP number) of the machine that
is running the soccerserver.
- Run the User Interface Agent. This is a simple client that
takes input from the keyboard and sends it to the server. That
is, it allows you to become one of the players. Go to
Robowin/Agent/Release/ and doubleclick on Basis. When the window
pops up click on the "connect to server" button (top left). Set
the team name (e.g. "usa") and host name of machine running
soccerserver (e.g. "localhost"). You can then use the keys:
i-forward, k-backward, j-turn left, l-turn right, and the space
bar to kick the ball.
Programming a client in VC++
- You will find my simpleclient workspace on the Share given
above. You probably do not want to copy the workspace
since it might contain paths to my files, but it is a good place
to check if your workspace is set up correctly.
- Make sure that under Project-->settings-->General, you
have Microsoft Foundation Classes set to "Use MFC in a shared
DLL". (and, for your sanity, you should know what that means).
- Also, under the "Link" tab you might have to add
"wsock32.lib" to the object/library modules. In English: you
will need to link with wsock32 library, if VC++ does not
automagically do this for you, you will have to do it manually.
Jose M. Vidal
Last modified: Mon Jan 10 12:12:54 EST 2000