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Default Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 02-07-2004

I figured i'd start making a bot, now i've spent the last 4 hours reading about HPB, and playing around in MSVS.

I want to make a bot for the mod NS (Natural-Selection)
I used the exports.c, and removed the dublicates, added it to linkfunc.cpp

next I added
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else if (strcmpi(mod_name, "nsp") == 0)
{
mod_id = NSP_DLL; #ifndef __linux__
// test if the game DLL file is NOT available outside of the Steam/PAK cache
if (access("nsp/dlls/ns.dll", 0) == -1)
{
filebuf = LOAD_FILE_FOR_ME ("dlls/ns.dll", &filesize);
filep = fopen ("nsp/dlls/ns.dll", "wb");
if (filep != NULL)
{
fwrite (filebuf, 1, filesize, filep); // if in cache, then extract it fclose (filep);
}
}
h_Library = LoadLibrary("nsp/dlls/ns.dll");
#else
h_Library = dlopen("nsp/dlls/ns_i386.so", RTLD_NOW);
#endif
}
to the h_export.cpp

and in bot.h I added #define NSP_DLL 6

so far so good, I then compiled the DLL file

changed the liblist.gam to the name of the DLL

opened NS, created a server. and puff back to the desktop :/

Is there any way i can get error logs or something :/ or do someone know what might be wrong?
  
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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 02-07-2004

change all the "ALERT(at_error, "blahblah")" to make it log into a file.
  
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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 02-07-2004

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change all the "ALERT(at_error, "blahblah")" to make it log into a file.
Would you mind explaining a bit more precise what I should do?
I have no idea on how I can make it to log into a file
  
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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 02-07-2004

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FILE *fp = fopen("logfile.txt", "a");
 fprintf(fp, "Insert Error Message Here!!!\n");
 fclose(fp);
If you don't know standard C I/O routines like 'fopen', 'fprintf', or 'fclose', search for them on google.com.

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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 02-07-2004

run a dedicated server and tie the bot DLL to the MSVC debugger... then set breakpoints on the critical functions such as GetEntityAPI() and GiveFnptrsToDll()
It'll tell you what's wrong since you'll be able to *see* how the code performs



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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 02-07-2004

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run a dedicated server
Should the server load the bot DLL here, or the standard .dll file ?

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and tie the bot DLL to the MSVC debugger...
Could you explain this a little more precisely?
  
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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 02-07-2004


A picture is worth a thousand words...

Of course the server should load the bot DLL
And of course, the bot DLL should be compiled in DEBUG mode.

Then instead of starting the HL server the normal way, click on the "start debug" (F5) button in the MSVC toolbar. This will launch the server for you. Don't forget to set a few breakpoints before



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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 07-07-2004

the first thing that happens is that it says one or more breakpoints hav ebeen disabled, then it shows a dissasembly window :>tried to step into and so on, but can't figure out what is wrong :/
  
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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 08-07-2004

That's because you haven't compiled in debug mode, the debug symbols are not enabled. Normally in place of these assembly codes you would see your C/C++ code if it was compiled with debug symbols.

To enable that you must set the appropriate options in the "C/C++" and "Link" tabs of your project settings (in the same window as the screenshot I posted above)



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Default Re: Beginner / noob - need help :/ - 09-07-2004

Would you mind cutting it out in pieces what I should do, under debug I have added what I need, apparently I can't figure out the other parts, C/C++ should be set to optimizations (Default), and link to (debug) Is this correct?
  
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