How to convert between i586 and amd64 in existing NetBeans projects

When downloading existing Netbeans projects it might sometimes be required to to change the project platform so that the proper JOGL native libraries can be loaded at runtime.

  1. Browse to the project directory
  2. Open the nbproject directory
  3. Open project.properties in a text editor
  4. Find the key natives.platform or project.platform
  5. Change the suffix to the proper platform (i586 or amd64)