|Thread title||Replies||Last modified|
|x.x5 firepower bug||1||06:27, 27 September 2014|
|Kotlin||2||00:15, 19 September 2014|
|Lost of robots named Neutrino||3||08:06, 14 January 2014|
Long time ago I started to exploit the x.x5 firepower bug, but with limited success. I then tested all firepowers between 0.15 and 2.95 (step 0.1), and only a few of them really exploited the bug. The rest were recognized by the opponent after a few hits. Maybe it is depending on OS and Java-version, because my 'shortlist' turned out to be different than the preferred powers of some other bots. And looking at the 'progress' your version made, it seems to do just a very minor good while hurting your PL and survival.
Right now I'm focused on APS and this exploit gives 0.3%. And I hope, that Emerald will become top bot, where this feature will be not so important to win or it will be easy to disable this feature based on hit rates. Also I want to show on Emerald's example influence of different features and tweaks on scores and I plan to write article with overview of features required for top bot and thrir's gain to effort rate.
I'm back for a while:)
Neutrino is written on Kotlin and i test it with java 6 and 7 on windows and linux in robocode distribution without any changes and it works well, so i think there should not be trubles. But if anyone will experience them, please, let me know early, so i can switch back to java, when it's not too late
As long as it doesn't require a runtime library to run I see no reason why not to allow it. It was this that kept Scala from becoming a major Robocode language.
Heck I might try it, it looks neat.
I noticed that a lot of robots were named Neutrino.
At least 3 robots until you renamed this one. Why does everyone like that name? Hah.
Other subatomic particles sound cool too. I think theoretical physicists are just the best namers around.
Though while neutrino's are the smallest known particle, there are also Protons, Neutrons, Quarks, Muons, and so on.