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General Category => Games => Topic started by: genesis8 on 10:49, 14 October 21

Title: Is there a robotwar like game on CPC ?
Post by: genesis8 on 10:49, 14 October 21
Hi,
is there a robotwar game on Amstrad CPC like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RobotWar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RobotWar) or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Battle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_Battle) ?
Title: Re: Is there a robotwar like game on CPC ?
Post by: Gryzor on 11:02, 14 October 21
Idea: make robots out of the computers themselves, the 464 would tower over the competition!
Title: Re: Is there a robotwar like game on CPC ?
Post by: GUNHED on 15:46, 14 October 21
And eventually bring defeat to all commodore machines...  8)
Title: Re: Is there a robotwar like game on CPC ?
Post by: SkulleateR on 23:05, 14 October 21
I remember experimenting with these things back in the days ... there were various of the programs as type-ins in some german magazines ....  all were based on https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_War (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_War) ...
Title: Re: Is there a robotwar like game on CPC ?
Post by: eto on 23:55, 14 October 21
I remember experimenting with these things back in the days ... there were various of the programs as type-ins in some german magazines ....  all were based on https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_War (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_War) ...

That's somehow similar but not the same. With Core War you create assembler-like code that is executed in a virtual machine. if your code kills the other code, you win. In Robot Wars - if I understand correctly - you basically write the AI for a sprite on the screen.
Title: Re: Is there a robotwar like game on CPC ?
Post by: SkulleateR on 09:13, 15 October 21
There are many variants of this ... I also remember a listing where you have to write a little basic program and the winner is the one that is still executing code etc. ... I would also like to see those again :)