I dont know if anyone has heard of this before but I found it really fun. You basically program your own robot in Java and let it battle against other robots that you can download. I believe it was made by a guy at IBM to promote Java and to help people learn the language. I found it quite difficult so I gave up after a while , but someone who is more programming minded might find it easier.
Looks interesting - I might have to have a play with that later.
BTW, the site seems fairly informative. At a quick glance it does, anyway.
I once spent a fortnight designing a sophisticated Robocode robot, complete with evasion techniques and predictive targeting. As you can probably guess, it was consistently blown out of the water by someone who had made a minor change to the default robot code
Great fun, though.
I once spent a fortnight designing a sophisticated Robocode robot, complete with evasion techniques and predictive targeting.
Would this be a screenshot here?
If you want to download some robots I suggest you have a look for Tron and Yngwie. They are the best robots I have ever seen and I think they have won competitions.
My god... I can't believe you managed to dig that up, Daniel...!
Robocode is still alive
Google found me this thread. =)
For your information Robocode is still alive and the robots of today are soooo much stronger than those of last year. You guys seem to have missed the Robowiki which is where about every Robocoder dwells today: http://robowiki.net
Tron and Yngwie are still strong Melee bots, but in one-on-one Yngwie is very, very dated. Trons successor, Shadow, is competing in the very top of one-on-one. Even though at the moment I think my CassiusClay is the strongest 1v1 bot around. Check it out on the wiki: http://robowiki.net?CassiusClay
Unlike Shadow and Tron, CassiusClay is open source.
There's a place where you can measure your bots performance against the rest of the world. The [email protected] At the moment I run the server for it, but anyone can download the client and help running battles. Check it out on (cough...) wiki: http://robowiki.net/?RoboRumble