Scott's Quick Core War Guide
by Scott Manley provides complete beginners with a brief introduction to
In May 1984, A.K.Dewdney introduced Corewar in
Scientific American's Computer Recreations
column. Along with D.G.Jones, Dewdney produced the original
Core War Guidelines.
Greg Lindahl has written an introduction to
Corewars for Dummies is a short
introduction by John K. Lewis.
The Beginner's Guide to
Redcode by Ilmari Karonen
covers the basics of programming ICWS'94 Draft Redcode.
Mark Durham's Introduction to Redcode
covers programming with the older ICWS'86 and ICWS'88 standards.
Introduction to Art in '88 by Wangsaw
Mintardjo explains strategies including
My First Corewar Book by Steven Morrell contains two chapters -
Chapter 1: Imp-Rings and
Chapter 2: Stones.
Anatomy of the Scanner: a Basic Introduction
is a guide to implementing effective scanners.
Also available as plain text.
Lukasz Grabun has written
the first two chapters of the
Book of stones.
The Corewar Bibliography is a thematic index
to Corewar articles.
FAQ - see also this older version of
The Corewar FAQ.
Since A.K.Dewdney introduce Corewar, Redcode has been revised a number
of times. The most recent and popular dialect is version 3.3 of the Extended
ICWS'94 Draft. Version 3.2 of the
ICWS'94 Draft is available as HTML.
Wojny Rdzeniowe is the home of Lukasz Adamowski's Polish tutorial.
Csaba Biró has a Corewar tutorial in Hungarian.
has converted many Corewar documents to PDF.
Sascha Zapf is the author of the
Handbuch für Einsteiger.
Wikipedia has an entry for
Steve's Guide for Beginners - Steve Bailey's
serialised guide for beginners. sgb.zip
(28K) contains all 13 issues.