A charming general game player
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A charming general game player.

Getting started

Becoming a collaborator

In order to participate you must create a GitHub user and send you username to steinar@steinar.is (email/MSN/gTalk). Once I've added you as a collaborator you've get write access to the repository

Git repository

Before you start, it's a good idea to check out the git introduction video. To be able to survive you must know and understand these terms: commit, pull, push, branch and merge.

First you must install Git and generate a ssh key. Then add the key you generated to you SSH Public keys.

It's good to configure git setting your name and email. It will appear in the Git log.

$ git config --global user.name "Steinar Hugi"
$ git config --global user.email "steinar@steinar.is"

This is where the fun stuff starts. Let's create a local clone of the repository.

$ git clone git@github.com:ru/casanova.git

We have already created a branch for each group. Before you start doing your stuff, switch to that branch.

$ cd casanova
$ git branch

This will show a list of all the branches. If your group's name is 'lonerangers', run

$ git checkout -t origin/lonerangers

If you now type

$ git status

The first line should say "On branch lonerangers".

Further reading

For further instructions, refer to these sites

Setting up the project

After doing so, you can either chose to work with eclipse or IntelliJ. With eclipse you can use palamedes which gives you general game playing perspective over your project, allows you to debug GDL, etc. etc. In both cases, you will get all dependencies with sources attached to you project.

Install maven

We recommend the maven build system and have created a maven build descriptor for this project. Follow the directions at the maven website get up and running with maven.

If you want to use eclipse

First, you need to install m2eclipse. (Eclipse update site: http://m2eclipse.sonatype.org/sites/m2e)

You can use maven to generate an eclipse project for you by running

mvn eclipse:m2eclipse

You can now import the generated project into your eclipse workspace by doing

File -> Import.. -> General -> Existing Projects into Workspace

and point to the directory which you checked out earlier.

If you want to use IntelliJ

You can create a new project from a maven project in IntelliJ by doing

File -> New Project -> Import project from external model -> Maven

and point to the directory which you checked out earlier.

Running a test match

In order to run a test match with your player you must run a gamecontroller server. We've added the JAR, two example GDL's and an example shell script to a "test" folder under the repository root.

This is the command where gdl/connect4.gdl is the game description in a match between a random player and a player running on localhost at port 4001

java -jar gamecontroller-cli-r360.jar Test gdl/connect4.gdl 10 10 -remote 1 YB localhost 4001