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October 9th 2002

EURO PrizeAfter a long wait the 35 EURO PRIZE was finally assigned. No one succeeded in replacing IonStorm in one of the first positions of the three categories, so the winner is... Zeke the author of this GREAT jrobot that is IonStorm. A lot of strong jrobots try to beat it, but only Headhunter reveals itself a real menace, at least in single and double modes, while it is very ineffective in team mode.

KillerBees, Mouth and OneEyedWillyII follow the first positions as usual, while Germ show some difficulty in repeating its old results. The strongest novice of the last tournament, Berserk, confirms its good qualities, but perhaps some weak jrobots helped it to reach safe percentages.

This month novices, Rabbit2, captain and Jason, are more or less too weak for the actual level of the arena and didn't survived. The same happended to PlatoonClone and RoboOlm: the first positions were too competitive.

IonStorm added its fifth month of supremacy... the KillerBees record is near and I hope that its author will appreciate the (long waited) symbolic prize that IonStorm earned so convincingly.

Now you can upload your jrobots to win the November 2002 Jrobots Challenge (November 2nd-30th 2002) aka Breaking the KillerBees' Record. I'm sorry to say that finally the prize has gone, but I know that jroboteers play for the glory and nothing else  ;->

October 5th 2002

Because of time constraints I have to delay the publications of the final results of the September 2002 Jrobots Challenge until Wednesday October 9th.
I'll compute the final placing list using this data:

__KillerBees_ 560 890 566 910 418 1406
__Mouth_ 464 823 568 905 683 1496
__IonStorm_ 710 820 690 896 770 1395
__OneEyedWillyII_ 310 720 359 776 423 1441
__Germ_ 223 674 281 725 375 1341
__PlatoonClone_ 211 638 244 710 347 1419
__Headhunter_ 648 870 693 955 11 986
__Rabbit2_ 141 525 43 394 4 1007
__RoboOlm_ 332 755 334 755 230 1330
__captain_ 100 481 40 359 1 823
__Jason_ 49 259 39 273 16 579
__Berserk_ 141 323 160 376 201 693
so you could already know who is the winner of the 35 EURO prize (don't expect a surprise ;-> )
However you must still wait some days to read the comments about this great challenge and the official positions on the Challenges page. I'm really sorry for this inconvenience.

Ocean Waves SimulatorIn the meantime you could give a look to a new OpenGL demo I've written: "Ocean Waves Simulator". It's another improvement of the 3D engine I'm developing.
The Demo needs an accelerated 3D graphics card with OpenGL drivers, but some screenshots are available and, if you are interested, the source code is available, too.
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