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Successor to QuantumChromodynamics.

Bot Name

TheoryOfEverything

Author

AaronR

Extends

AdvancedRobot

Version History

What's special about it?

It uses the movement from QuantumChromodynamics but also incorporates:

Great, I want to try it. Where can I download it?

http://www.robocoderepository.com/BotDetail.jsp?id=3221

How competitive is it?

It's RoboRumble ranking seems to be stabilizing at between 260-270. It is very good against a few particular robots... it has a specialization index of 144.7, and, for some reason, it gets a significantly higher ranking against Tron than my previous bots did.

How does it move?

It tries to move into a pseudo-circle around the enemy, between 250-500 points away. It switches to a bullet-dodging PerpendicularMovement when the enemy starts firing.

How does it fire?

It uses a (not very) segmented VirtualGuns array. The original code was based on VirtualBullets/VirtualBulletsBot and VirtualBullets/VirtualBulletsSampleBot, since this is my first bot using the technique.

How does the melee strategy differ from one-on-one strategy?

Unlike QuantumChromodynamics, TheoryOfEverything is not a melee bot. It will probably malfunction in melee.

What does it save between rounds and matches?

It saves the virtual guns array between rounds, but it does not save anything between matches.

Where did you get the name?

I guess it just sounds cool.

Can I use your code?

Why not?

What's next for your robot?

Add more guns to the VirtualGuns array.


Comments, questions, feedback:

By the way, there is not yet a stable RoboRumble client that is updated with the Rules class, so I can't run battles for TheoryOfEverything. The next Robocode 1.3 (in beta) will have the RR client integrated, but until now the only Robocode versions that have the Rules class and work with RR@Home are buggy and give tainted ratings. I think GrubbmGait is successfully running 1.3 Beta with RoboRumble, but I'm still running the last stable one (1.1.3), so you'd have more clients that can process your battles if you don't use the Rules class for now... Anyway, best of luck. -- Voidious

Thanks, I'll change it back to using my custom Util class. --AaronR

I just realized why TheoryOfEverything is by far the most bot to download on the Robocode Repository - its JAR is corrupt! Every time a RoboRumble@Home client tries to download it, it gets an error, gives up, and tries again the next time it is run, which amounts to thousands of (attempted) downloads listed on the Repository.

There seems to be some kind of curse on my bots related to RoboRumble@Home - first it wouldn't accept QuantumChromodynamics because it was compiled in Java 1.6, then the fixed version of the bot wouldn't run because of the underscore in the version name, and now the JAR file of TheoryOfEverything is corrupt for no apparent reason... --AaronR


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