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20:35:15: <waknuk> Is Koth accepting submissions (to 94nop)?
20:41:23: <inversed> 94nop works fine
20:42:36: <inversed> At least it worked two days ago when I submitted my vampire
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23:15:07: <impomatic_> Hi :-)
23:15:14: * impomatic_ pokes waknuk :-P
23:15:26: <waknuk> Got poked, hi.
23:15:41: <waknuk> Also thanks inversed.
23:16:17: <impomatic_> Just got back from York... awful WiFi at the hotel.
23:17:12: <waknuk> Results tomorrow?
23:18:24: <waknuk> These tourneys are like time-travel to me … back to old machines, drives, O/S’s… :)
23:18:53: <impomatic_> :-)
23:19:15: <impomatic_> Results tonight in about 10 minutes. I just need to transfer the data
23:22:16: <waknuk> Well, you got me interested in cw again - life will soon interrupt that though.
23:22:56: <impomatic_> 18 entries altogether, S.Fernandes, Steve Gunnell, Dave Hillis, Inversed, P.Kline, Lezek, Robert Macrae, Roy van Rijn, Christian Schmidt, P.Thorne, Simon Wainwright
23:24:51: <impomatic_> I'm thinking about '88 for the next tournament. Maybe with 5 points for a win, 1 point for a tie. Or maybe multiwarrior '88 :-)
23:25:14: <waknuk> Not bad, I’m guessing that fewer than half were vamps as it’s easier to code against them if you know they’ll be present.
23:27:21: <waknuk> It’s a little unfortunate that the phrase “core war” has been on twitter recently with reference to New York politics.
23:29:16: <impomatic_> Surprisingly no-one scored below 110 points, so no-one knocked out for the final.
23:29:37: * waknuk Didn’t know there was a final
23:30:02: <waknuk> Ah, I see it clearly mentioned :)
23:30:25: <impomatic_> That's been going on for a while "common core war" = something to do with education. Also "core war" = something to do with exercise also pops up :-(
23:31:19: <waknuk> On the plus side we can hope for a new crop of players from New York…
23:32:36: <impomatic_> I just published my hill vamps on Koenigstuhl :-)
23:32:58: <impomatic_> Okay, got the results...
23:33:03: <impomatic_> 1 * Core of Duty: Medium Pr inversed 56 6 38 39207 non-vamp
23:33:03: <impomatic_> 2 Garlic Roy van Rijn 44 24 32 31213 non-vamp
23:33:03: <impomatic_> 3 Buffette Fang-Hunter Robert Macrae 46 33 22 30237 non-vamp
23:33:03: <impomatic_> 4 * Mircalla inversed 44 40 17 28029 vamp
23:33:03: <impomatic_> 5 The Fearless Vampire Ki Christian Schmidt 47 46 8 28010 non-vamp
23:33:03: <impomatic_> 6 Grendel S.Fernandes 44 45 11 27131 non-vamp
23:33:04: <impomatic_> 7 TearsOfNu P. Kline 43 44 13 26871 vamp
23:33:05: <impomatic_> 8 The Fearless Vampire Christian Schmidt 42 43 15 26863 vamp
23:33:06: <impomatic_> 9 Bodger P Thorne 45 50 5 26668 non-vamp
23:33:08: <impomatic_> 10 invaders from pMars Simon Wainwright 44 49 7 26411 non-vamp
23:33:10: <impomatic_> 11 Dugite Test C 4 Steve Gunnell 42 46 12 26034 vamp
23:33:11: <impomatic_> 12 Count von Count S.Fernandes 40 45 15 25516 vamp
23:33:12: <impomatic_> 13 TooMuchAtStake Robert Macrae 39 47 14 24799 vamp
23:33:13: <impomatic_> 14 Scarlet Lezek 40 53 7 24064 non-vamp
23:33:15: <impomatic_> 15 Blowtorch Test B 84 Steve Gunnell 35 44 21 23931 non-vamp
23:33:17: <impomatic_> 16 Tapir Roy van Rijn 38 51 12 23701 vamp
23:33:18: <impomatic_> 17 rdrc: Drowsy Decay Dave Hillis 34 49 17 22864 non-vamp
23:33:20: <impomatic_> 18 Soul of the Damned Simon Wainwright 26 33 41 22438 vamp
23:34:36: <waknuk> Not too bad - love the names.
23:34:59: <impomatic_> Congratulations to Inversed for the highest scoring vamp and non-vamp and a 25% lead!
23:35:51: <impomatic_> Tomorrow I'll make a webpage with the results / warrior code...
23:36:23: <impomatic_> And post to r.g.c :-)
23:37:44: <waknuk> Another good inversed result. Nice to see so many old names still around.
23:37:56: <impomatic_> The strategy from Core of Duty:
23:37:57: <impomatic_> ;name Core of Duty: Medium Process Warfare
23:37:58: <impomatic_> ;author inversed
23:37:58: <impomatic_> ;strategy Paper + imp launcher
23:38:29: <impomatic_> And from Mircalla:
23:38:32: <impomatic_> ; .33c vamp / .33c scan, hit found locations with jmp 0 bombs. Switch to the SSD
23:38:32: <impomatic_> ; clear as soon as the enemy is trapped or the pit is overwritten. Uses indirect
23:38:32: <impomatic_> ; pit references to protect the pit from anti-vamp bombing.
23:40:16: <impomatic_> I emailed quite a few old players and got a good response. Some wanted to take part but didn't have chance so hopefully they will next time :-)
23:41:20: <waknuk> The time-pressure is difficult, but that said 94nop & co are always available for in-between tournaments.
23:44:27: <impomatic_> I'm currently trying to get the entire r.g.c archive available on corewar.co.uk
23:44:55: <impomatic_> I think there's about 40000 posts and 120meg of data!
23:45:38: <impomatic_> Unfortunately the Google groups archive is incomplete and gets trickier to search every time Google update groups.
23:45:39: <waknuk> Lot’s of good quality postings early on and spam later. The most recent thread is mostly amusing
23:46:39: <impomatic_> I think the first spam is in 1995.
23:46:39: <waknuk> Hopefully there are other archives from when usenet was common
23:47:04: <impomatic_> I need to remove the spam before I put it online (in monthly digests).
23:47:49: <waknuk> I joined cw late but I remember reading many interesting posts from the earlier days
23:48:38: <impomatic_> Amusing? You mean Skybuck trying to troll us about the definition of a vampire? :-)
23:48:51: <impomatic_> This is what I have so far http://corewar.co.uk/rgc.htm
23:49:51: <waknuk> Indeed, and the so patient answers he got
23:51:16: <waknuk> Interesting page - it names everyoine who voted against r.g.c being created
23:51:29: <impomatic_> Google has scrapped so many products in the past (Reader, Wave, Labs, Buzz). I don't trust them not to scrap Groups at some point and I wouldn't want the r.g.c archive to be lost.
23:52:21: <waknuk> That reminds me - do you have an archive of Planar’s Mt. Olympus? I do, but not accessible at present.
23:52:43: <impomatic_> Some of the votes against suggested alternative groups would be more appropriate, comp.lang.redcode or rec.games.programming
23:53:22: <impomatic_> I have a local archive of Planar's page, but haven't put it online since the original is still available (plus the koth.org mirror)
23:54:34: <impomatic_> Some of the pages I've archived are listed here http://corewar.co.uk/archive.htm
23:54:44: <waknuk> True, but it’s handy to have it locally as then it’s searchable.
23:55:40: <impomatic_> I've also archived some for CROBOTs and other programming games. I need to do toadstool.net next, it vanished a few weeks ago. (An OMEGA site)
23:57:33: <waknuk> What Planar had which the Koenigstuhl doesn’t is a breakdown by strategy.
23:58:36: <impomatic_> I'll have that soon, but only for selected warriors.