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== Getting Started ==
 
== Getting Started ==
First, let's run a battle to see what the game looks like. Simply click the '''Battle''' menu, then select '''New''', as shown on the picture here:
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After [[Robocode_Download_And_Install|installing Robocode]], let's run a battle to see what the game looks like. Click the '''Battle''' menu, then select '''New''':
  
 
[[Image:NewBattle.png|Starting a new battle by selecting New in the Battle menu]]
 
[[Image:NewBattle.png|Starting a new battle by selecting New in the Battle menu]]
  
You'll be presented with the '''New Battle''' screen, where you pick the robots and options for a battle. For this battle, we'll try out MyFirstRobot, RamFire, and Tracker. Add them in by double-clicking on their names (or selecting each one and clicking '''Add''') The screen should now look something like this:
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You'll be presented with the '''New Battle''' screen, where you pick the robots and options for a battle.
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For this battle, we'll try out MyFirstRobot, RamFire, and Tracker. Add them in by double-clicking on their names (or selecting each one and clicking '''Add'''):
  
 
[[Image:NewBattleDialog.png|Shows the New Battle dialog where the user can select which robots to add to a new battle]]
 
[[Image:NewBattleDialog.png|Shows the New Battle dialog where the user can select which robots to add to a new battle]]
  
See the '''Number of Rounds''' box in the middle?
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See the '''Rules''' tab? In gives options to customize battles. For now, we'll leave the rules at their defaults.
 
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In Robocode, each battle consists of a number of rounds, as you'll see soon. For now, we'll leave it at the default of 10.
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Finally, click on the '''Start Battle''' button to begin! Watch for Tracker's little dance as he wins rounds.
 
Finally, click on the '''Start Battle''' button to begin! Watch for Tracker's little dance as he wins rounds.
  
== See Also ==
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== See also ==
* [[Robocode/Download|How to download and install Robocode]]
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* [[Robocode/Robot Anatomy|The anatomy of a robot]]
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{{RobocodeDocsList}}
* [[Robocode/My First Robot|My First Robot Tutorial]]
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* [[Robocode/Downloading_Robots|Downloading other Robots]]
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* [[Robocode/Package Robot|Package your Robot]]
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* [[Robocode/Scoring|Scoring in Robocode]]
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* [[Robocode/FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)]]
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* [[List of articles about Robocode]]
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[[Category:Robocode Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Robocode Documentation]]
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[[Category:Tutorials]]

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[edit] Getting Started

After installing Robocode, let's run a battle to see what the game looks like. Click the Battle menu, then select New:

Starting a new battle by selecting New in the Battle menu

You'll be presented with the New Battle screen, where you pick the robots and options for a battle.

For this battle, we'll try out MyFirstRobot, RamFire, and Tracker. Add them in by double-clicking on their names (or selecting each one and clicking Add):

Shows the New Battle dialog where the user can select which robots to add to a new battle

See the Rules tab? In gives options to customize battles. For now, we'll leave the rules at their defaults.

Finally, click on the Start Battle button to begin! Watch for Tracker's little dance as he wins rounds.

[edit] See also

[edit] Robocode API

[edit] Beginner Guides

[edit] External Editors

[edit] .NET Robots

[edit] Links

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