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Created : 13 November 2006
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Monday, 13 November 2006, 22:23
cool, i will help if i can. i have a PC that you can use as a linux server

as long as the program for the server does not use any graphics when running it will run fine as a test server with a little RAM upgrade
Monday, 13 November 2006, 23:12
hmm, well since only i would see what the server's output would be you should only focus on the server outputing text for debugging and get the UDP packets flying out of it

also my home is on a highspeed connection with a wireless network.

and planning this would go a lot faster in the gabbly chat
Monday, 13 November 2006, 23:34
but then it is not a server mode but a test mode. the actual server will have no interaction with a user besides debugging and there fore would not need graphics
Sunday, 03 December 2006, 10:34
Agent Smith, good luck with the project and I really hope that you complete it. I too got hooked by the game in the mid 1990s, more than any other computer game that I have played before or since.

Incidentally, I recently got the original DOS PCRobots running on my PC under DosBox and it brought back all the memories!

The biggest site I have found with example robots is the University of Frankfurt:
Monday, 04 December 2006, 14:44
I am happy to provide source code for one of my robots (not the best, I am keeping that for later!) and a few others, including the strong "Tilly" robot.

I used to compile my own robots with Borland Turbo C++ which is now available free of charge (as is Turbo Pascal) from:

Let me know how to send the files to you.
Tuesday, 05 December 2006, 11:25
I have just sent you source code for the following:

Tilly v1 to v9 (Tilly9 came 8th in the competition)
Slime (40th in the competition)
Control (one of mine)
Snark0 (another of mine)

Apart from my own robots and those you already have, these are all the source codes that I have available.
Saturday, 25 August 2007, 04:43
Agent Smith, I hope that you are having more luck with the PCRobots rewrite in D.

I fired up DOSBox a couple of times recently and made some improvements to my old Turbo C++ robot. Now I just need an opponent!

I have taken a look at RoboCode, but the game is not as deep. A RoboCode robot dodges bullets by moving from side to side. A PCRobots robot dodges shells, requiring prediction and movement in two dimensions.

When the time comes, if you need a tester then please let me know.
Sunday, 26 August 2007, 21:43
I remember RoboCode from way back when I began programming. Good fun!

I'm really looking forward to seeing this project progress, Agent Smith.