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> Home > The Corewar Newsletters > Push Off > Issue #1

                        A midweek review of Corewar
                              March 10, 1993
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  I.  The Standings:

 #  %W/ %L/ %T                      Name               Author   Score     Age
 1  48/ 42/ 10               Medusa's v5   Mintardjo & Strack     154     547
 2  36/ 20/ 43               Sphinx v2.8         W. Mintardjo     152     599
 3  35/ 20/ 44                Imprimis 6              P.Kline     150       1
 4  46/ 43/ 11               Charon v8.1   Cisek,Strack,Kline     149     492
 5  46/ 45/  8                 Agony 4.0        Stefan Strack     148      74
 6  32/ 18/ 49           +0 Stormbringer       Dan Nabutovsky     146    1031
 7  31/ 17/ 52                        It        nandor sieben     146     911
 8  32/ 19/ 49              Chimera v3.5         W. Mintardjo     145     212
 9  44/ 43/ 13                 Iron Gate       Wayne Sheppard     145     557
10  42/ 43/ 15                  Sucker 5        Stefan Strack     142     895
11  42/ 43/ 16           Grimm's Vampyre             c w blue     140      13
12  30/ 21/ 49                     Night       Wayne Sheppard     138     640
13  42/ 47/ 10           Juggernaut v1.0         Anders Ivner     137       2
14  36/ 38/ 26              Stoned Again             c w blue     133       8
15  36/ 41/ 22             Leprechaun 1b         Anders Ivner     132     513
16  36/ 42/ 21                  Herem II         Anders Ivner     131     375
17  32/ 34/ 35              sub-type-b+r             c w blue     129       7
18  34/ 63/  3           No Ties Allowed       Wayne Sheppard     106      21
19  12/ 30/ 58                       Imp         W. Mintardjo      95      11
20  11/ 53/ 36                         P         W. Mintardjo      68      10

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 II.  The Basics:

       -Core War Archives are available via anonymous FTP at 
        soda.berkeley.edu in pub/corewar...

       -FAQ for this newsgroup is available via anonymous FTP at
        rtfm.mit.edu as pub/usenet/news.answers/games/corewar-faq.z

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III.  The Scoop:

Corewar frenzy hit a new high this week as Dan Nabutovsky's
+0 Stormbringer became the first warrior to survive 1000 challenges.
In recent weeks, contenders worked furiously to break the imp-stone
lock on KotH, hoping to spoil Dan's fun and crack the secret to 
'imp-vincibility'.  As onlookers waited with bated breath, imps
began to take a beating.  +0 Stormbringer was actually seen momentarily
to fall below 15th place as challengers pounded away.  At times
no imp could be found above 8th place and scanners resumed their
former ascendency.  But all for naught, as the high rate of challenges
only carried +0 Stormbringer over 1000 that much faster.  Kudos Dan!

Other challengers nearing the 1000 mark:
         It             -  911
         Sucker 5       -  895

(An oft-heard question: 'What is It'?)

Stefan Strack's warrior, Vanity, made a short appearance at the top of
the Hill.  Strategy: reflections at all the cmp-distances that Stefan
was aware of (and he's in a position to know some of them :-).  Vanity
was withdrawn by Strack after enjoying top-ranking for a few days.
A little too much like in-breeding, eh Stefan?

Chris Blue attempted to overwhelm Koth with variety this week, submitting
sub-type-s, sub-type-b+r, sub-type-r+s+v, . . ., - learn anything
you'd like to share, Chris?

Wayne Sheppard's no-nonymous 'Test' program was seen all over the hill
(as high as third and as low as twentieth).  Will we be seeing 'Steel Gate'
soon?

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 IV.  The Uplook:

 2  47/ 44/  9                 Agony 4.0        Stefan Strack     151       1
 9  44/ 47/  9               Agony 4.0/M        Stefan Strack     141       1
 1  46/ 42/ 12 Arioch - Knight of Swords             c w blue     151      11
 5  44/ 36/ 21       Beholder's Eye v1.3         W. Mintardjo     152      38
 4  44/ 42/ 14                sub-type-s             c w blue     145       1
 9  43/ 42/ 15           Grimm's Vampyre             c w blue     145       1
 3  44/ 39/ 17                      Test       Wayne Sheppard     148       1
 8  46/ 45/  9           Juggernaut v1.0         Anders Ivner     146       1

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  V.  The Outlook:

20  22/ 39/ 39                  Wormy1.0       Kirk R. Gorden     105       5
19  20/ 41/ 39                sub-type-s             c w blue      99       1
20  19/ 56/ 25                      Test       Wayne Sheppard      82       1
20  30/ 53/ 17              sub-type-b+r             c w blue     106       1
19  25/ 35/ 41            sub-type-r+s+v             c w blue     115       1
20  25/ 61/ 14           nothing natural     Chris Parrinello      89       1
20  20/ 47/ 33                      Test              Wayne S      94       1
21  23/ 53/ 23              Mad Mardigan             P. Kline      93       2
19  14/ 40/ 46              sub-type-b+r             c w blue      89       1
19  29/ 52/ 18              sub-type-cmp             c w blue     107       1
17  31/ 31/ 39            sub-type-r+s+v             c w blue     131       1
18  24/ 26/ 50              Test warrior             c w blue     122       1
16  26/ 25/ 49              Impression 5       Dan Nabutovsky     127       1
  (was Dan getting nervous? :-)
19  33/ 57/  9                 Witchtrap         Simon Hovell     109       1
18  19/ 43/ 38      sub-type-s-73+decoys             c w blue      96       1
19   6/  2/  2               sub-type-ps             c w blue      19       4
20   5/  3/  1                sub-type-v             c w blue      18       5
21   5/  2/  2              sub-type-cmp             c w blue      17       6
20   6/ 70/ 24              Serveert 1.0          Joshua Houk      43       1
21   8/ 62/ 30              Serveert 1.1          Joshua Houk      53       0
21   9/ 64/ 27              Serveert 1.3          Joshua Houk      55       0
19  18/ 67/ 14             Imp Hunter1.0          Kirk Gorden      69       1
21  12/ 69/ 19             SupaDwarf 0.2         Andrew Scott      55       0
21  32/ 50/ 18                 Witchbait         Simon Hovell     113       0
21  11/ 82/  7                   machine     Chris Parrinello      41       0
21  25/ 69/  6               CMP-Trapper     Chris Parrinello      80       0
21  25/ 70/  5               CMP-Trapper     Chris Parrinello      80       0
21   0/ 77/ 23        Full Frequency 1.0          Joshua Houk      24       0
16  38/ 42/ 20       Beholder's Eye v1.5         W. Mintardjo     133       1
19  18/ 31/ 51                       Imp         W. Mintardjo     105       2
20  11/ 55/ 35                         P         W. Mintardjo      66       1
18  31/ 58/ 11           Juggernaut v1.1         Anders Ivner     103       1

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 VI.  The Hint:

For new participants, if your warrior wins < 10% you might consider that
there is a syntax difference between KotH and the emulator you are using.
Try sharing your code with someone else and see what happens when they
run it.

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VII.  The End:

Paul Kline
pk6811s@acad.drake.edu
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