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Play Rogue Cloud using Microclimate Eclipse Tools

A) Install Eclipse

  • If you already have Eclipse installed, skip to the next section. Microclimate Developer Tools for Eclipse requires either Eclipse Photon, Eclipse 2018-09, or newer.
  1. Visit the Eclipse download page.
  2. Locate the Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers section, select your operating system, then click Download.
  3. Wait for the file to download, then extract it to the directory of your choice.
  4. Start Eclipse, specify a workspace directory (the default is fine), and wait for Eclipse to load.

B) Installing Microclimate Developer Tools into Eclipse

  • Requires: Eclipse Photon.0, Eclipse 2018-09, 2018-12, 2019-03, or newer.
  1. From within Eclipse, select Help (menu item) > Eclipse Marketplace.
  2. Type Microclimate in the search bar, then click Go.
  3. You should now see Microclimate Developer Tools in the search listings. Click the Install button next to these tools.
  4. Read and accept the licenses, then click Finish.
  5. After the install completes, you will be prompted to restart Eclipse, click Restart.

See the Microclimate documentation for more information on Installing Microclimate Developer Tools.

C) Install and start Microclimate (if not completed)

Visit the Installing Microclimate page to install and start Microclimate. Return to this page when done.

D) Clone the Rogue Cloud Client Git Repo from the Microclimate browser UI

  1. In the Microclimate browser UI, accept the Microclimate license and select an option on the telemetry page. You should now see the Microclimate introductory splash screen.
  2. Select the Import Project button. On the following page, select Git, then copy and paste the following repository location:
  • https://github.com/microclimate-dev2ops/rogue-cloud-client
  1. Click Next, then click the Import button.
  2. Once the code is imported, click the Edit Code button. You are now redirected to the code editor.
  3. Before the code starts building, the container needs to initialize and download the Java and Maven dependencies for the underlying build system. This can take up to 7 to 10 minutes depending on CPU and network connection (this initialization is only required the first time you using Microclimate). You can use docker logs -f microclimate-file-watcher to watch its progress.
  4. Once the build has initialized and downloaded the required dependencies, the build icon displays a green circle notification, like so: Rogue Cloud project is built

Once the build completes, you can return to the Eclipse window.

E) Create a dev connection to Microclimate from Eclipse

You should now have both Eclipse and Microclimate installed. Next we need to configure the Eclipse Microclimate Developer Tools to connect to the Microclimate service.

Ensure that Microclimate is up and running before proceeding with these steps.

  1. In Eclipse, select File (menu item) > New > Other. This will bring up the New wizard dialog.
  2. Under the Microclimate category, select New Microclimate Connection, then click Next.
  3. Click Test connection to confirm that Eclipse can connect to your local Microclimate instance, then Finish.
  4. The Microclimate Explorer view should appear at the bottom of the screen, and should show the roguecloudclient application running inside Microclimate.
  5. Right-click on roguecloudclient and select Import project.
    • The Git repository on which the project is based will be imported into Eclipse.
    • The roguecloudclient source will be imported into Eclipse as a Maven project.

See the Microclimate documentation for more information on connecting to Microclimate instance from Eclipse.

F) Register a user and then make changes to the SimpleAI class

  1. In the code editor, press CTRL-SHIFT-R (Command-Shift-R on Mac) and type StartAgentServlet.java, and select StartAgentServlet.java.
  • CTRL-SHIFT-R/Command-Shift-R is a great way to quickly find Java classes in Eclipse.
  1. Edit the following fields in StartAgentServlet.java to create a new user and password.
public static final String USERNAME = "(specify a username here!)";
public static final String PASSWORD = "(specify a password here!)";
  • These values are to ensure that only you can access and control your character.
  • The username and password you specify are automatically registered when your code first begins controlling a character on the game map, and they do not have to correspond to an existing email address or account.
  1. Press CTRL-S (Command-S on Mac) in order to save your changes.

  2. Press CTRL-SHIFT-R (Command-Shift-R on Mac) and type SimpleAI.java and select SimpleAI.java.

  3. This class is the main AI class. Changes made to this class are reflected in your AI running on the Liberty Server.

G) Next steps: watch your agent go, and start coding

To watch your agent as it interacts with the game world, right-click on the roguecloudclient project in the Microclimate Explorer view and select Open Application.

This will open a browser to the root of your application.

Add gameclient/StartAgent to the end of the URL, such that it looks like:

  • http://localhost:(port)/gameclient/StartAgent, where (port) is the randomly generated local port for the server.

Congratulations, your character is now exploring and interacting with the game world, and earning you points on the leaderboard!

Next, visit the next steps page to learn more about coding an agent for Rogue Cloud.

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