• [CROBOTS] Announcement: 2020 Tournament

    From M C@21:1/5 to All on Sun Mar 22 16:50:03 2020
    My fellow coders,

    I am pleased to announce that the yearly CROBOTS tournament
    subscriptions are now open. As usual, subscriptions are completely free.


    For those of you who don't know what CROBOTS is, let's quote its manual:

    “CROBOTS ("see-robots") is a game based on computer programming...

    Unlike arcade type games which require human inputs controlling some
    object, all strategy in CROBOTS must be complete before the actual game
    Game strategy is condensed into a C language program that you design and
    write. Your program controls a robot whose mission is to seek out,
    track, and destroy other robots, each running different programs. Each
    robot is equally equipped, and up to four robots may compete at once.
    CROBOTS is best played among several people, each refining their own
    robot program, then matching program against program.

    CROBOTS consists of a C compiler, a virtual computer, and battlefield
    display (text graphics). The CROBOTS compiler accepts a limited (but
    useful) subset of the C language. The C robot programs are aided by
    hardware functions to scan for opponents, start and stop drive
    mechanisms, fire cannons, etc. After the programs are compiled and
    loaded into separate robots, the battle is observed. Robots moving,
    missiles flying and exploding, and certain status information are
    displayed on the screen, in real-time... „

    Please join us and, if you wish to do so, refer a friend and spread the
    word: CROBOTS community is eager to acquire new and old (former) adepts.



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