Contains information about how to get/download robots.
Downloading other Robots
You're not alone writing robots! There are thousands of robots other people have written that you can download and battle with. Warning: Some of them are extremely tough to beat! There is a wide variety of robots available with all sorts of different strategies. It's up to you to go get them, try them out, and learn from them.
Most of the robots are available at the popular Robocode website Robocode Repository, and other robots that take part in the RoboRumble can be found via the URL listed in the list of RoboRumble Participants.
To use them, simply download the robot's .jar file (all robots come as ".jar" files, which means "Java ARchive"), and save it in your /robots directory.
Here are a couple screenshots of me downloading Rapture 2.13:
Then, after clicking Save..
Note: The easiest way to use downloaded robots is to save them directly to the robots directory. However, if you save it anywhere else or have any trouble, you can use the Import downloaded robot tool to copy it there.
Once the new robot .jar file is in your robots directory, simply press F5 to refresh the New Battle dialog, and the robot will appear in the list:
Try it out! Is your robot tough enough?
- System Requirements for Robocode
- How to download and install Robocode
- The anatomy of a robot
- Getting started with Robocode
- My First Robot Tutorial
- Robocode Game Physics
- Scoring in Robocode
- Using the robot console
- Learning from other robots
- Package your robot
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Articles about Robocode
- Starting Robocode from the command line
- Graphical debugging
- Using Eclipse as IDE
- Creating a project for your robots
- Creating a robot in Eclipse
- Running your robot from Eclipse
- Debugging your robot with Eclipse