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How To Begin

Postby Croustibat » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:21 pm


I would like to start this really funny project, but i have no idea how to.
I have already download the begining package; So the tools and for me the Java package. I have the Python Soft 2.7.2.
So what i'm supposed to do now? The process is not really clear fo me..

Thank you for your help,

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Re: How To Begin

Postby Jester » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:16 am

If you are using java, then http://aichallenge.org/ants_tutorial.php has some code that is immediately applicable, although just copying it certainly won't help you win. It also generally explains the goal and some methods.
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Re: How To Begin

Postby frobalt » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:30 pm

I would suggest following the tutorials, mostly.

Firstly, you wanna stop your ants colliding when they move (As in, move to the same spot). That's a fairly simple task.

Then you wanna figure out how to get them exploring so they don't get stuck (which, tbh I haven't managed to do yet fully, but they do more than just move to the furthest north water tile and then move south then north constantly).

Then try and get them going for food if they are within range.

Then you'll wanna get them attacking ant hills so you can score points.

The rest is just optimisation about how it goes about this.
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Re: How To Begin

Postby Croustibat » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:46 pm

Yes i saw that. But in fact i don't understand the begin of settiing part. Is it the CMD of Windows..??? In this part he just explain, we need to put the tools and the game in the same file "aichallenge" below C: . Right?
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Re: How To Begin

Postby RejectCode » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:07 pm

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