Nevermind, I have figured it out.
I was using the cfg file with device index to test the other method.
I forgot to change the cfg file back to use different port number :)


On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Abqori Aula <> wrote:
Hi Rich, thanks for your ideas. I was able to figure out your second idea. That was a great idea to capture the robot's model name.
I didn't notice that indices could be used to represent different device.

But for your first suggestion, I failed. I tried your first suggestion, I came up with these lines:

    PlayerClient        stage(gHostname, 6665);
    PlayerClient        robot(gHostname, port);
    Position2dProxy    pp(&robot,gIndex);
    SonarProxy        ir(&robot, gIndex);
    SimulationProxy    sp(&stage,gIndex);

I then use the port number argument to run the robot. But, it still only run on robot port 6665, not on another robot (port) with the following error message:

playerc error   : connect call on [localhost:6666] failed with error [111:Connection refused]

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'PlayerCc::PlayerError'

I keep the previous switch-case to catch the robot's model name:

switch (port_number){
case 6666: robot = "robot2"; break;

case 6667: robot = "robot3"; break;
default: robot = "robot1";

What's wrong with these lines?

Only for curiosity:
How is this "create two PlayerClient thing" actually work? I knew how to connect them, but then that's it. I don't know what next.
I've found a lot of "create two PlayerClient thing" suggestions for different problems within this mailing list. But, none has actually replied that they managed to do it.

Anyway, thanks again.