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<div style="font-size:30px; border:none; margin:0; padding:.2em; color:#000;">Welcome to the RoboWiki</div>
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<div style="font-size:16px;">''Collecting Robocode knowledge since 2003.''</div>
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* '''[[Robocode/Getting Started|Getting Started]]'''
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* '''[[Robocode Documentation|Documentation]]'''
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* '''[[Tutorials|Tutorials]]'''
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! <h2 style="margin:0; background:#e0e8ef; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">What is Robocode?</h2>
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* '''[[Robocode]]''' is a programming game. It can be used to teach or learn programming in Java or [[Robocode/.NET/Create a .NET robot with Visual Studio|.NET]]. It can serve as a platform for exploring AI and machine learning techniques. Or it can be a competitive, addictive hobby that eats up all your time and CPU cycles.
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* '''[[Robocode Documentation|Robocode Docs]]''': [[Robocode Download And Install|Download & Install]], [[Robocode/Getting Started|Start a Battle]], [[Robocode/My First Robot|My First Robot tutorial]], [[Robocode/FAQ|FAQ]], and lots more to get your feet wet.
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* '''[[Radar]]''', '''[[Movement]]''', and '''[[Targeting]]:''' The three basic components of any robot.
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* '''[[Tutorials|Tutorials]]''': Covering a wide range of topics, these tutorials will guide you along the way to your first competitive robot.
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* '''[[:Category:Terminology|Terminology]]''': Catchphrases around Robocode
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! <h2 style="margin:0; background:#e0e8ef; font-size:120%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">Using the RoboWiki</h2>
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* We do our best to make the RoboWiki a great reference for all levels of Robocoders. But it's also a strong and long-standing community of passionate and helpful people.
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** Check the <b>[[Special:RecentChanges|Recent Changes]]</b> to see current discussion and updates.
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** Please feel free to make pages for yourself and your bots.
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** Ask questions and read up on any of the Discussion tabs of each page.
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** Submit your bots to the [[RoboRumble]]
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** Follow [http://twitter.com/robowiki @robowiki] and [http://twitter.com/roborumble @roborumble] on Twitter.
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** Read [[RoboWiki:Guide for Articles|Guide for Articles]] for tips and tools for writing RoboWiki articles.
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** Let us know how we can improve the wiki – or contribute to it yourself!
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! <h2 style="margin:0; background:#e0e8ef; font-size:110%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #a3b0bf; text-align:left; color:#000; padding:0.1em 0.4em;">RoboRumble</h2>
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* '''[[RoboRumble]]''' is the primary competition for Robocode bots, with divisions for [[One-on-one|1v1]], [[Melee]], [[Teams]], and [[Twin Duel]], and subdivisions for [[MiniBots]], [[MicroBots]], and [[NanoBots]].
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** '''[[RoboRumble/Enter The Competition|Enter The Competition]]'''
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** '''[[RoboRumble/Contributing to RoboRumble|Contribute to RoboRumble]]'''
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** '''[https://literumble.appspot.com Current Rankings]'''
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* '''[[Movement Challenge 2K7]]''' – The latest MC hands you [[Raiko]]'s gun and tests your performance against basic, intermediate, and scary-good opponents.
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* '''[[Targeting Challenge RM]]''' – The current benchmark of a general purpose Robocode gun, this TC puts you up against all [[Random Movement]] bots from the previous TCs.
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* '''[[Anti-Surfer Challenge]]''' – It may not help you climb to the top of the [[RoboRumble]], but we still have fun trying to destroy [[Wave Surfing|wave surfers]] as best we can.
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* '''[[Rambot Challenge 2K6]]''' – Because [[Ramming Movement|ramming]] is fun.
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* '''[[:Category:Challenges|More Challenges]]''' – There's plenty more where those came from...
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* '''[http://robocode.sourceforge.net/ Robocode Website]'''
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* '''[http://old.robowiki.net Old RoboWiki (Archive)]'''
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* '''[http://robocode-archive.strangeautomata.com/robots/ Robots Archive]'''
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* '''[[wikipedia:Robocode|Wikipedia entry for Robocode]]'''
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* '''[[Shadow]]''' – A former champ in Melee, 1v1, and teams, this is one of the toughest bots you'll ever face. [[User:ABC|ABC]]'s Shadow has been crushing Robocoders with innovative new techniques, like [[Wave Surfing]] and [[Shadow/Melee Gun]], since long before most of us ever found this game.
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* '''[[DrussGT]]''' – The current [[RoboRumble]] champ in General 1v1, for almost 9 years now. A super strong [[Dynamic Clustering]] gun and one of the only bots using a [[Wave Surfing/GoTo Surfing|GoTo Wave Surfing]] movement. And it's [[Open Source]].
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* '''[[:Category:Super Sample Bots|Super Sample Bots]]''' – Once you've gotten past the [[:Category:Sample Bots|Sample Bots]] that come with Robocode, step up and test yourself against the Super Samples.
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* '''[[LunarTwins]]''' – [[Twin Duel]] is a 2v2 survivalist rule set, and LunarTwins has an in-your-face strategy that few teams know how to deal with.
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* '''[[PrairieWolf]]''' – An ancient [[Multi-Mode]] bot that's bound to give new Robocoders a healthy challenge.
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* '''[[BasicGFSurfer]]''' – The [[Wave Surfing Tutorial]] and [[GFTargetingBot]] provide great starting points for new Robocoders. Put the two together and you'll find yourself just outside the RoboRumble top-100.
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* '''[[RoboRunner]] / [[RoboJogger]]''' – The latest and greatest in batch battle running, these tools make it easy to run loads of battles against your favorite test bed, or to run your bot through a [[:Category:Challenges|challenge]].
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* '''[[Robocode/Eclipse|Eclipse]]''' – Get Robocode setup with Eclipse, one of the most popular Java IDEs.
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* '''[http://robocode.sourceforge.net/docs/robocode/ Robocode API]''' – Not a "tool", per se, but you'll need to get familiar with it!
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* '''[[Robocode/Graphical Debugging|Graphical Debugging]]''' – Using Robocode's graphics support to draw on the battlefield can be a huge help in making sure your bot is doing and thinking what you expect it to.
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* '''[[Robocode/.NET/Create a .NET robot with Visual Studio|Visual Studio .NET]]''' – You can now create .NET Robocode bots, too.
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* '''[[Robocode/NetBeans/Configure|NetBeans]]''' – Prefer NetBeans to Eclipse? Here's a detailed guide to getting it setup with Robocode.
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* '''[[FloodGrapher]]''' – Graphing your bot's movement can offer a lot of insight into where you need to make improvements.
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* '''[[:Category:Utilities|Utilities]]''' – More tools to make your Robocoding easier and more productive.
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Latest revision as of 02:17, 25 August 2017

Welcome to the RoboWiki
Collecting Robocode knowledge since 2003.

What is Robocode?

  • Robocode is a programming game. It can be used to teach or learn programming in Java or .NET. It can serve as a platform for exploring AI and machine learning techniques. Or it can be a competitive, addictive hobby that eats up all your time and CPU cycles.

Getting Started

Using the RoboWiki

  • We do our best to make the RoboWiki a great reference for all levels of Robocoders. But it's also a strong and long-standing community of passionate and helpful people.
    • Check the Recent Changes to see current discussion and updates.
    • Please feel free to make pages for yourself and your bots.
    • Ask questions and read up on any of the Discussion tabs of each page.
    • Submit your bots to the RoboRumble
    • Follow @robowiki and @roborumble on Twitter.
    • Read Guide for Articles for tips and tools for writing RoboWiki articles.
    • Let us know how we can improve the wiki – or contribute to it yourself!

RoboRumble

Challenges

External Links

A few robots worth checking out...

Development Tools

  • RoboRunner / RoboJogger – The latest and greatest in batch battle running, these tools make it easy to run loads of battles against your favorite test bed, or to run your bot through a challenge.
  • Eclipse – Get Robocode setup with Eclipse, one of the most popular Java IDEs.
  • Robocode API – Not a "tool", per se, but you'll need to get familiar with it!
  • Graphical Debugging – Using Robocode's graphics support to draw on the battlefield can be a huge help in making sure your bot is doing and thinking what you expect it to.
  • Visual Studio .NET – You can now create .NET Robocode bots, too.
  • NetBeans – Prefer NetBeans to Eclipse? Here's a detailed guide to getting it setup with Robocode.
  • FloodGrapher – Graphing your bot's movement can offer a lot of insight into where you need to make improvements.
  • Utilities – More tools to make your Robocoding easier and more productive.


Personal tools