January 25th 2003
The January 2003 Jrobots Challenge has its winners. Finally, the final results are published on the Challenges page.
The contest scheduled for December showed an exceptional event: The fall of IonStorm, but now... IonStorm is back!
The titanic struggle among IonStorm, Tango and Headhunter saw again a triple victory for IonStorm. It regained the supremacy only for a strict fraction of percentage in Double mode; this means that the real value of Tango and IonStorm is very close. I must thank Caos and Zeke (their respective authors) for making the latest challenges so interesting and involving.
Now the bad news: Germ leaved the arena after an year of honourable service and KillerBees almost followed it. The good Germ's behaviour in Team mode was not enough this time to save it and KillerBees reached the requested percentage only for 1 victory in 983 matches. I must say that I can't imagine an arena without KillerBees so I'm very happy that we can see it fighting for at least another contest. I hope for a cast of jrobots more favourable to KillerBees in February.
From the novices side, PitpitsBot and TestBot (not a lucky name) didn't reach the requested percentage, so they were removed from the arena.
Now you can upload your jrobots to win the February 2003 Jrobots Challenge (February 1st-22nd 2003) aka IonStorm is back!
January 4th 2003
The January 2003 Jrobots Challenge starts now.
Remember that you can send your robots even in the course of the challenge, so you're never too late. The latest robots are stored in the file jjrobots_challengers.zip. You can download it to test off-line the behaviour of your robot against the other challengers. To read the results in real-time simply visit the Battle Applet page. Good luck!
For the people who asked more about the obscure figures in the new logo... you can see larger screenshots at the APOCALYX 3D Engine site, follow the links about the Animated models Demo.
The models of the screenshots are extracted from the "Quake III Arena Demo" so their copyright is owned by ID software. To avoid problems of any kind I need some FREE MD3 models of the same genre to be used in a freeware game. If you know any good MD3 file with these characteristics, feel free to signal it. Thank you!