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> Home > The Corewar Newsletters > Core Warrior > Issue #1

Issue 41                                                        August 5, 1996
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Core Warrior is a weekly newsletter promoting the game of corewar.  Emphasis
is placed on the most active hills--currently the '94 draft hill and the
beginner hill.  Coverage will follow where ever the action is.  If you have
no clue what I'm talking about then check out these five-star internet locals
for more information:

FAQs are available by anonymous FTP from rtfm.mit.edu as
pub/usenet/news.answers/games/corewar-faq.Z
FTP site is: ftp.csua.berkeley.edu /pub/corewar
Web pages are at: (Please note new Stormking's address)
http://www.koth.org/                            ;Stormking
http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~pizza/koth        ;Pizza
http://pauillac.inria.fr/~doligez/corewar/      ;Planar

Newbies should check the stormking page for the FAQ, language specification,
guides, and tutorials.  Post questions to rec.games.corewar.  All new players
are infinitely welcome!

If ftp.csua.berkeley.edu is unreachable, you can download pMARS at:
Terry's web page--http://www.infi.net/~wtnewton/corewar/
Planar ftp site--ftp://ftp.inria.fr/INRIA/Projects/para/doligez/cw/pmars
Fechter ftp site--ftp://members.aol.com/ofechner/corewar

A collection of my hints in the first issues is available at:
ftp://ftp.volftp.vol.it/pub/pc/msdos/games/solutions/bbhints.zip

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Greetings.

Another very quiet week; summer, Olympic games and Pizza down for the week
end are the main causes. Thos implemented the test option to challenge the
hill without aging it. From now on aging will become harder and harder

--Beppe Bezzi
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Current Status of the Internet Pizza Server ICWS '94 Draft Hill:

Hill Specs:
   coresize: 8000
   max. processes: 8000
   duration: after 80,000 cycles, a tie is declared.
   max. entry length: 100
   minimum distance: 100
   rounds fought: 200
   instruction set: ICWS '94 Draft
 #   %W /  %L /  %T                       Name               Author Score  Age
 1  37.0/ 20.6/ 42.4           unrequited love                kafka 153.5   13
 2  44.0/ 35.9/ 20.2                     Probe        Anton Marsden 152.0   93
 3  46.8/ 42.6/ 10.6                  Q^2 Miro         Anders Ivner 151.0  143
 4  37.7/ 24.8/ 37.5              Simple v0.4b          Ian Oversby 150.7   44
 5  43.8/ 39.7/ 16.5                 Goldfinch              P.Kline 147.9   34
 6  44.1/ 40.6/ 15.3                    Blur 2        Anton Marsden 147.6   92
 7  28.9/ 12.6/ 58.5      Return Of The Jedimp             John K W 145.2   81
 8  40.7/ 36.8/ 22.5                T.N.T. pro    Maurizio Vittuari 144.6  811
 9  43.0/ 41.6/ 15.4           Earthquake v0.2         Bjoern & Ian 144.4   50
10  43.0/ 41.9/ 15.1                 myVamp5.4             Paulsson 144.1  141
11  43.5/ 43.1/ 13.4                      Mist              P.Kline 143.8   33
12  40.7/ 37.8/ 21.4                      Test        Anton Marsden 143.7    3
13  41.8/ 41.1/ 17.1                   Harmony              P.Kline 142.5   58
14  31.8/ 21.6/ 46.5                   Rosebud                Beppe 142.0  766
15  27.7/ 14.2/ 58.1                    ompega       Steven Morrell 141.2  208
16  39.0/ 38.8/ 22.2                 Yogi Bear              P.Kline 139.2  297
17  32.9/ 29.2/ 37.9                 Pulp v0.2          Ian Oversby 136.6  188
18  29.3/ 22.4/ 48.3                 Armory II             John K W 136.2  232
19  38.3/ 40.6/ 21.1 Paper, Scissors and Stone        David van Dam 136.1  221
20  39.7/ 43.5/ 16.8                   Test Sc          Ian Oversby 135.8    1
21  38.7/ 41.9/ 19.5                   Twister          Beppe Bezzi 135.5  547
22  31.0/ 30.8/ 38.1        Jack in the box II          Beppe Bezzi 131.3  450
23  26.9/ 24.5/ 48.5    Ties, Ties, Ties! (+3)   Ross Morgan-Linial 129.4   10
24  28.3/ 29.2/ 42.5      Forked Lightning 2.0       Philip Kendall 127.3   26
25   4.0/  0.0/  0.0                 Dura v0.1          Ian Oversby  12.0  122

Weekly age: 26 ( 7 last week, 31 the week before )
New warriors: 4 Turnover/age rate 15%
Average age:   186 ( 176 last week, 191 the week before )
Average score: 137 ( 141 last week, 137 the week before )
The top 25 warriors are represented by 13 authors: Oversby with 5(5.5 :-);
Kline with 4;  Bezzi and Marsden with 3; JKW with 2.

King Report: Blur 2 at the beginning, then Simple until Kafka showed down
with unrequited love. Few challenges this week too.
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94 - What's New

 #   %W /  %L /  %T                       Name               Author Score  Age
 1  34.3/ 17.8/ 47.9           unrequited love                kafka 150.7    1
 6  39.8/ 38.0/ 22.2                      Test        Anton Marsden 141.7    1
19  38.7/ 43.8/ 17.5                   Test Sc          Ian Oversby 133.6    1
24  22.4/ 22.3/ 55.2    Ties, Ties, Ties! (+3)   Ross Morgan-Linial 122.5    1

A new King: unrequited love.
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94 - What's No More

 #   %W /  %L /  %T                       Name               Author Score  Age
26  25.3/ 29.5/ 45.2           unrequited love                kafka 121.1    3
26  32.3/ 42.2/ 25.5                Scimitar 2              P.Kline 122.5  139
26  29.5/ 41.6/ 28.9                    airBag             Paulsson 117.3  126
26   2.5/  0.3/  1.2          blue flame c1/10       bjoern guenzel   8.7   72
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94 - What's Old

 #   %W /  %L /  %T                       Name               Author Score  Age
 8  40.7/ 36.8/ 22.5                T.N.T. pro    Maurizio Vittuari 144.6  811
14  31.8/ 21.6/ 46.5                   Rosebud                Beppe 142.0  766
21  38.7/ 41.9/ 19.5                   Twister          Beppe Bezzi 135.5  547
22  31.0/ 30.8/ 38.1        Jack in the box II          Beppe Bezzi 131.3  450

Nothing new from the front.
Yogi Bear is very near, TNT is in good shape, Twister and Jack are suffering.
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HALL OF FAME
* means the warrior is still active.

Pos    Name                  Author          Age     Strategy
 1  Thermite II            Robert Macrae     2262    Qscan -> bomber
 2  Impfinity v4g1         Planar            1993    Stone/ imp
 3  Jack in the box        Beppe Bezzi       1620    P-warrior
 4  Tornado 3.0            Beppe Bezzi       1567    Bomber
 5  Torch t18              P.Kline           1539    Bomber
 6  Chameleon              Myer R Bremer     1437    P-warrior
 7  Frontwards v2          Steven Morrell    1420    One shot scanner
 8  Evol Cap 6.6           John Wilkinson    1299    Imp / stone
 9  quiz                   Schitzo           1262    Scanner/ bomber
10  T.N.T.                 Maurizio Vittuari 1204    Bomber
11  Grilled Octopus v0.5   David Boeren      1154    P-warrior
12  Hazy Shade II          John Wilkinson    1102    P-warrior
13  Stepping Stone         Kurt Franke       1049    Qscan -> Vampire
14  Iron Gate 1.5          Wayne Sheppard     926    CMP scanner
15  Agony II               Stefan Strack      912    CMP scanner
16  Barrage                Anton Marsden      876    Qscan -> replicator
17  Blue Funk              Steven Morrell     869    Stone/ imp
18  Flurry                 Anton Marsden      835    Qscan -> pwarrior
19  T.N.T. pro             Maurizio Vittuari  811 *  Bomber
20  Thermite 1.0           Robert Macrae      802    Qscan -> bomber
21  Blue Funk 3            Steven Morrell     766    Stone/ imp
21  Rosebud                Beppe              766*  Stone/ imp
23  Night Train            Karl Lewin         755    Replicator
24  Mirage 1.5             Anton Marsden      736    Scanner/ bomber
25  Blizzard               Anton Marsden      713    Qscan -> replicator

T.N.T. pro climbs a slot and Rosebud two, pairing Blue Funk 3.
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Current Status of the Internet Pizza Server Beginner's Hill:

Hill Specs:
   coresize: 8000
  max. processes: 8000
   duration: after 80,000 cycles, a tie is declared.
max. entry length: 100
 minimum distance: 100
    maximum age: At age 100, warriors are retired.
   rounds fought: 200
  instruction set: ICWS '94 Draft
 #   %W /  %L /  %T                       Name               Author Score  Age
 1  53.7/ 24.2/ 22.0                    Yet 4b           Justin Kao 183.2   80
 2  50.8/ 23.6/ 25.6           Versatility 1.5   Ross Morgan-Linial 178.0   70
 3  51.2/ 25.6/ 23.2                  Ick v1.5           Justin Kao 176.8   26
 4  52.9/ 31.3/ 15.8               T-1 w/decoy                 Ross 174.5    7
 5  48.6/ 29.4/ 22.0          Velveeta Shift-F                 shar 167.9   78
 6  46.6/ 36.1/ 17.3                       T-1                 Ross 157.2   15
 7  39.1/ 26.9/ 34.0               Inferno 1.0       Philip Kendall 151.3   93
 8  41.4/ 33.1/ 25.4             Vampirism 1.2       Philip Kendall 149.8    1
 9  37.1/ 28.8/ 34.1                  (-:  :-)                 Ross 145.4    3
10  36.6/ 31.0/ 32.3               TIE Fighter                 Ross 142.2    2
11  28.8/ 19.6/ 51.6            Microsoft v1.0           Justin Kao 138.0   36
12  27.0/ 18.3/ 54.7    Ties, Ties, Ties! (+3)                 Ross 135.6   16
13  32.6/ 31.5/ 36.0              Together 0.3       Ilmari Karonen 133.6    4
14  21.0/ 16.4/ 62.7              more testing            Anonymous 125.6   64
15  19.4/ 13.6/ 67.0            Nematode v1.4b       Jonathan Stott 125.2   77
16  17.0/ 13.7/ 69.3            Nematode v1.4e       Jonathan Stott 120.2   44
17  19.9/ 31.5/ 48.6                 Fork 4/13    Christoph C. Birk 108.2   97
18   9.5/ 30.1/ 60.4            silkstomp v2.i             harleyQ2  88.8   12
19   5.8/ 26.2/ 68.0               Ties Engine                 Ross  85.4    5
20   8.4/ 32.6/ 59.1                Mama's Boy     Robert J. Street  84.2   58
21   8.5/ 50.4/ 41.1                Kill Wasps                 Ross  66.5    6
22  10.3/  4.0/ 13.6         Ties and Wasps -s   Ross Morgan-Linial  44.7   27
23   9.9/  7.1/  3.0              Together 0.2       Ilmari Karonen  32.7   13
24   9.9/  7.2/  2.9                  Together       Ilmari Karonen  32.6   21
25   6.8/  3.5/  1.7             TIE Fighter B                 Ross  22.0   19

26 challenges; Yet is always King.
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The Hint

Sorry no hint this issue.
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Questions?  Concerns?  Comments?  Complaints?  Mail them to people who care.
authors: Beppe Bezzi <bezzi@nemo.it> or Myer Bremer <bremermr@ecn.purdue.edu>
or Anton Marsden <amarsden@comp.vuw.ac.nz>
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