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Identical games versus different bots

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Identical games versus different bots

Postby callinwire » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:57 pm

I was a bit surprised to watch 2 of my games in a row, played against two different bots, and the AI were exactly the same - thus both games were the same too. This wasn't a small board, either, and the games took place at almost the exact same time, if you judge by their game IDs:

http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/contest/visu ... id=3575800
http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/contest/visu ... id=3575807

Anyone else had this happen (excluding small boards where the odds of this are much higher)?

EDIT: Make that three.
http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/contest/visu ... id=3576816
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Re: Identical games versus different bots

Postby Queue29 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:15 pm

Considering the blatant error where they lose, I have a feeling they're all running the same copy + pasted code. No halfway decent algorithm would make that mistake.
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Re: Identical games versus different bots

Postby callinwire » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:28 pm

Yes, I found that identical error puzzling as well.

All the different languages have the same random bot as default, right? This isn't just a different default bot?
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Re: Identical games versus different bots

Postby amstan » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:24 pm

The starter packages are not all random bots, some of them are wallbots.
That's what i think all those games are, wallbots.
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Re: Identical games versus different bots

Postby GarySWest » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:48 pm

If you can, Go Up
Else If you can, Go Right
Else If you can, Go Down
Else go Left

I'm pretty sure that that's the default Java code.
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