You never got this working??
In a word, no. No one to my knowledge has ever evolved anything as complex as a bot that can hunt or see, starting from a zerobot. There is even some uncertainty as to wether anyone has ever evolved a zerobot that deliberatly utilizes conditional logic to make a decision. Trafalger as put in for the Conditional Logic prize and I have been too lazy to review his entry. My bad. He gets the prize no matter what, I just need to find an hour or two to rub together to walk his entry.
This said, most evo sims were run prior to the in-line conditional DNA logic change, which should make evolving conditional logic more likely. Additionally, the use of self-throttling shepards and preditors which control their hunting effectiveness via .totalmyspecies and .totalbots is a relatively new invention and one which IMHO, holds great promise for applying selection pressure in such a way as to directly favor the evolution of complex behaviour.
If you want my $0.02 on how to best accelerate the evolution of complex behaviour, I would recommend against using negative costX because it is sim wide and does not favor individuals. Better is to use veggy shepard bots that shoot nrg shots. In this way, bots can evolve to aquire more nrg individually by stopping near a shepard, following it, increasing their body and thus their cross section, increasing the probability of a nrg shot hitting them etc. Favorable adaptations in individuals are selected for. Have the shepards target the bots with good accuracy at first, even follow them around if you want, but have them get more and more random (or shoot less pwoerful shots, or less often, or move away, etc.) as populations grow and the evolving bots gain effectiveness. Writing the right shepard for the right evolutionay stage of your sim is the best way IMHO to apply the right selection pressure at the right stage of evolution to drive evolution towards complexity. Eventually, the shepards can turn into preditors that prey on the bots, etc. Hopefully someday, we will have what we see with evolved bots that began as hand coded bots in Internet Mode and that is that the evolved bots are very very hard to beat with hand authorred code. Hopefully there comes a day when you can't write a preditor your evolved bots can't eat.
Oh, and I shoudl correct myslef above. I have seen selection favor bots that constantly shoot feeding shots in sims with zero costs. The probability of them bumping into something and gettind fed is sufficient to favor this adaptation. What I have never seen is active targetting or conditional shooting when something is in view or comes into contact. Unconditional shooting of feeding shots is on par with unconditional reproduction w.r.t. the ease of evolving it from a zerobot.