You don't have to compile the Java visualizer - that is only if you want to use the real-time streaming visualizer. You can run your games and view them in the browser-based visualizer just fine without compiling anything. In the instructions, just stop before the "Stand-alone real-time streaming visualizer" heading.
If you still want to compile the Java visualizer: It seems that your error is because 'ant' is not installed. 'ant' is a build tool - not part of this aichallenge project, the 'ant' name is just a coincidence. I'm not a windows user, but I'm guessing you're using cygwin.. this stackoverflow question might help you to install 'ant' on windows: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4724 ... -whys-that
Alternatively if you really want to get the Java visualizer to see games as they play, you could look through the aichallenge/ants/visualizer/build.xml file (that's the makefile for ant) and figure out the commands it's executing to build and copy the .jar file to the deploy directory. Or you could get someone you trust who has compiled it already to send you the .jar file.
Statistics: Posted by jab_bott — Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:03 pm