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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: http://www.stormking.com/~koth ;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 fpt site--ftp://ftp.inria.fr/INRIA/Projects/para/doligez/cw/pmars Fechter ftp site--ftp://members.aol.com/ofechner/corewar ______________________________________________________________________________ Greetings. Hopefully all the changes to the pizza hill are complete. I know I should mail Thos and find out for sure, but I'm supremely lazy. If the berkeley archive site is still down, you may want to try the German archive at iraun1.ira.uka.de (129.13.10.90) in the /pub/x11/corewars directory. The site contains core war simulators for various platforms. There are a few other files, but it's not near as complete as the berkeley site. --M R Bremer ______________________________________________________________________________ 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 35/ 25/ 40 Jack in the box II Beppe Bezzi 144 48 2 40/ 37/ 23 Jo Clark II Ian Oversby 144 49 3 42/ 42/ 16 myVamp5.0 Paulsson 143 52 4 39/ 37/ 24 Twister Beppe Bezzi 142 145 5 39/ 39/ 22 jupiter crash bjoern guenzel 140 7 6 29/ 21/ 51 Rosebud Beppe 137 364 7 40/ 43/ 17 Stepping Stone Kurt Franke 136 843 8 35/ 36/ 29 Thermite II Robert Macrae 134 2030 9 40/ 45/ 16 HopScotch 1.6 Robert Macrae 134 158 10 35/ 36/ 29 T.N.T. pro Maurizio Vittuari 134 409 11 31/ 28/ 41 the historian bjoern guenzel 133 164 12 30/ 27/ 43 test 1 bjoern guenzel 133 24 13 23/ 13/ 64 ompega Steven Morrell 132 42 14 35/ 39/ 26 Versatility 1.2 Ross Morgan-Linial 131 1 15 32/ 34/ 33 Thalamus mod Edgar 131 92 16 33/ 35/ 32 test Maurizio 130 89 17 28/ 27/ 45 Armory II John K W 130 54 18 33/ 36/ 32 stoninc Maurizio 130 284 19 35/ 41/ 24 Blur Anton Marsden 130 437 20 35/ 40/ 25 Versatility 1.0 Ross Morgan-Linial 129 11 21 34/ 40/ 26 Scimitar 2 P.Kline 129 15 22 28/ 27/ 46 blue candle bjoern guenzel 129 278 23 32/ 35/ 33 Test bb v1.41 David van Dam 128 37 24 26/ 25/ 49 Atom Smasher Anton Marsden 128 101 25 23/ 19/ 58 Hazy Shade II John K W 126 989 Weekly age: 67 ( 47 last week, 42 the week before ) New warriors: 11 Turnover/age rate 16% Average age: 269 ( 306 last week, 341 the week before ) Average score: 133 ( 140 last week, 136 the week before ) The top 25 warriors are represented by 14 authors: guenzel with 4, Bezzi, and Vittuari with 3, JKW, Macrae, Marsden, and newcomer Morgan-Linial with 2. King Report: the top spot predominantly belonged to Bezzi or Oversby. Bezzi's Twister or Jack in the box II has been vying with Oversby's Manfred and Jo Clark. Paulsson was actually able to slip by for three challenges and claim the top spot with myVamp 5.0. Good to see you back. Other famailar faces appearing on the hill include an updated version of Scimitar by Paul Kline and Armory II by JKW. The first Armory was introduced when pspace was still young and lasted over 600 challenges, which at the time propelled it far into the hall of fame. Now, 650 is the minimum price of admission for 25th place. One time king Scan Man was pushed off the hill this week, leading van Dam to try out a new test series. Unfortunately, none of the tests have yet to lead him to the top of the hill. guenzel has been busy with his own tests, trying out versions of blue torch, jupiter crash, and justice. He now has more warriors on the hill than any- one. Replicators have been in short supply for a few weeks, but Jack and Versatility have increased the amount of paper products on the hill. Armory probably has one stashed in there somewhere too. Perhaps this will stop the run up in 'imp heavy' warriors. ______________________________________________________________________________ 94 - What's New # %W/ %L/ %T Name Author Score Age 7 29/ 24/ 47 Armory II John K W 133 1 3 35/ 24/ 40 Jack in the box II Beppe Bezzi 146 1 2 42/ 36/ 22 Jo Clark II Ian Oversby 149 1 14 36/ 41/ 23 jupiter crash v6 bjoern guenzel 131 1 5 40/ 43/ 17 myVamp5.0 Paulsson 138 1 18 21/ 12/ 67 ompega Steven Morrell 129 1 11 34/ 38/ 28 Scimitar 2 P.Kline 131 1 7 30/ 26/ 44 test 1 bjoern guenzel 135 1 24 32/ 36/ 32 Test bb v1.41 David van Dam 127 1 12 34/ 38/ 28 Versatility 1.0 Ross Morgan-Linial 130 1 14 35/ 39/ 26 Versatility 1.2 Ross Morgan-Linial 131 1 JKW and Bezzi are still testing versions of well known pspace veterans Armory and Jack in the box. ______________________________________________________________________________ 94 - What's No More # %W/ %L/ %T Name Author Score Age 26 26/ 28/ 46 Scotch Broth 1.0 Robert Macrae 125 125 26 36/ 49/ 15 Scan Man David van Dam 124 412 26 1/ 1/ 2 Jack in the box II Beppe Bezzi 5 19 26 1/ 2/ 1 justice II bjoern guenzel 5 30 26 33/ 41/ 26 Chameleon M R Bremer 125 1437 26 22/ 18/ 60 EIF John K W 126 172 26 1/ 1/ 2 Armory II John K W 5 55 26 31/ 35/ 34 Manfred v0.1 Ian Oversby 126 29 26 1/ 1/ 1 Test bb v1.36.boot David van Dam 5 5 26 26/ 26/ 48 test John K W 126 7 26 37/ 50/ 14 Yogi P.Kline 123 96 Another 1000+ warrior departs the hill this week, dear-to-me Chameleon, a pspaced scanner/bobmer-imp. With the recent loss of Impfinity, Grilled Octopus, and Chameleon, the hill is much younger these days. ______________________________________________________________________________ 94 - What's Old # %W/ %L/ %T Name Author Score Age 8 35/ 36/ 29 Thermite II Robert Macrae 134 2030 25 23/ 19/ 58 Hazy Shade II John K W 126 989 7 40/ 43/ 17 Stepping Stone Kurt Franke 136 843 19 35/ 41/ 24 Blur Anton Marsden 130 437 10 35/ 36/ 29 T.N.T. pro Maurizio Vittuari 134 409 6 29/ 21/ 51 Rosebud Beppe 137 364 Rosebud joins ranks as Scan Man departs. ______________________________________________________________________________ HALL OF FAME * means the warrior is still active. Pos Name Author Age Strategy 1 Thermite II Robert Macrae 2030 * 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 989 * P-warrior 13 Iron Gate 1.5 Wayne Sheppard 926 CMP scanner 14 Agony II Stefan Strack 912 CMP scanner 15 Barrage Anton Marsden 876 Qscan -> replicator 16 Blue Funk Steven Morrell 869 Stone/ imp 17 Stepping Stone Kurt Franke 843 * Qscan -> Vampire 18 Flurry Anton Marsden 835 Qscan -> pwarrior 19 Thermite 1.0 Robert Macrae 802 Qscan -> bomber 20 Blue Funk 3 Steven Morrell 766 Stone/ imp 21 Night Train Karl Lewin 755 Replicator 22 Mirage 1.5 Anton Marsden 736 Scanner/ bomber 23 Blizzard Anton Marsden 713 Qscan -> replicator 24 HeremScimitar A.Ivner,P.Kline 666 Bomber 25 La Bomba Beppe Bezzi 650 Qscan -> replicator Everyone active moves up at least a spot. Thermite breaks the 2000 barrier and is showing little sign of slowing. Thermite's long life can be attributed to its qscan which has dealt with the pspace uprising quite effectively, and its versatile incendiary bombing. Chameleon is pushed off just after passing Frontwards v2. There are no other warriors even close to making the hall. ______________________________________________________________________________ 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 54/ 32/ 13 Thalamus Edgar 177 59 2 51/ 29/ 21 Versatility 1.2 Ross Morgan-Linial 173 2 3 50/ 29/ 20 Mace Edgar 171 79 4 53/ 36/ 11 Saboteur v0.3p shar 169 9 5 50/ 39/ 11 Thalamus Edgar 160 35 6 38/ 24/ 37 Avenger I Oliver Fechner 153 6 7 38/ 25/ 37 Hunter V 0.9 O.Fechner 152 60 8 40/ 28/ 31 Fork v0.1-13p (i) Christoph C. Birk 152 66 9 38/ 29/ 34 Hunter V 0.8 O.Fechner 146 81 10 42/ 41/ 17 Yet Another Try 1i Justin Kao 144 31 11 44/ 44/ 12 Sapper Andrew Fabbro 143 85 12 43/ 43/ 14 3-clear 0.6 Ilmari Karonen 143 10 13 44/ 46/ 9 Not Very Pretty 2.0 Ross Morgan-Linial 142 33 14 42/ 43/ 16 Yet Another Try 1.0b Justin Kao 141 44 15 39/ 47/ 14 hyper 1.0 Ross 131 7 16 35/ 40/ 25 3-clear 0.5 I. Karonen 131 24 17 37/ 44/ 19 Trebuchet Andrew Fabbro 130 92 18 39/ 49/ 12 Switch Hitter 0.3t Ross Morgan-Linial 130 14 19 23/ 20/ 57 Nematode v1.0b Jonathan Stott 125 1 20 38/ 53/ 9 Snail Edgar 124 57 21 33/ 43/ 24 Borzoi shar 123 25 22 32/ 44/ 24 1,000lb weight Ross Morgan-Linial 121 54 23 34/ 47/ 20 Extremely Prejudiced Scott Manley 121 86 24 36/ 56/ 8 Congo 1.0b Ross Morgan-Linial 117 40 25 33/ 53/ 14 Not Very Pretty Ross Morgan-Linial 113 52 The top two authors have respectable showings on the '94 draft hill. shar is a new author that shows much promise with Saboteur holding 4th place. ______________________________________________________________________________ Questions? Concerns? Comments? Complaints? Mail them to people who care. authors: Beppe Bezzi or Myer Bremer 