Well I got MASON installed and working. The 3D simulations are pretty neat. But you need to get Java 3D and install it.
Some things to remember to speed the process of setting up netbeans for MASON would be that in order to add dll files you need to add something like:
to the VM options in the run section of the properties of the project. Also, you must remember to add the 3D Java jar files to the libraries section. Otherwise you can just follow the tutorial here to get started.
We intend on using MASON as our test bed for the identification of swarms using the Shapley value idea.