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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2012, 08:28:56 pm »
I thought one had already started? I might be mistaken, but sure i'll participate ONCE I FIGURE OUT THIS FREAGIN LANGUAGE!

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2012, 08:33:28 pm »
We should hold a monthly tournament, definitely. :D

(What if we had several sections as well with modified rules? Say, processes in one might all run at the same time no matter how many a program has?)

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2012, 08:47:55 pm »
Nope, no tournament has been started yet, although a thread has been started where people have been sharing their creations for fun.  And Homer, the issue I see with that rule-set is that games would be too short.  Within 22 frames a program could have completely filled the entire core (6 to reach 64 processes, 16 to fill the core) and there becomes no opportunity cost to creating processes.   

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2012, 10:03:18 pm »
Ah, true. I suggested that because I would like to personally see something emerge I like to call an "Unpacker" which would basically deploy itself as several subprograms and could even have code to restore itself if it becomes damaged. (XD)

Although I guess that is still possible to do, it would just take a long time to run.

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2012, 12:34:50 am »
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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2012, 09:00:48 pm »
Does anyone else get random text when exiting? I will post a screenshot if needed.

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2012, 02:09:43 pm »
Is there no limit on number of instructions run in a battle? It sucks to be battling two warriors where one of them uses an imp, and then it just freezes when the imp takes over.

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2012, 02:10:47 pm »
If over 9000 instructions are executed, the game is taken to be a draw.  I might have to lower that limit :P

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2012, 07:53:38 pm »
Yeah, is it possible for us to have customizable process limits/instruction limits? And btw, is it just me, or is the "start in random location" thing not random for the first program? It seems like it always starts at the top corner, no where else. This has led to some strange behavior. Also, I would be interested in a tournament.

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2012, 10:00:31 pm »
Customizable process limits?  What do you mean by that?  Also since positions are relative, the first program starting at the 'begining' of the core is irrelevant

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2012, 10:12:09 pm »
I think he means the number of times SPL (Is that it? I mean the instruction used to "fork".) can be executed successfully.
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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2012, 12:00:40 am »
Ah I see, and that unfortunately is very difficult to change, as it affects a lot of different memory locations.  I made it as large as I could before starting to eat into even more memory gained from appvars.  Remember that each process takes 2 full bytes, so with a max of 64 processes, that is already 256 bytes of data. 

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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2012, 12:15:24 am »
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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2012, 01:20:21 pm »
What I meant was the actually being able to lower the limit on threads :P Is it possible to make the debugger able to look at other memory locations in the core, and have a mode to constantly execute the program, instead of having to step?
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Re: Core Wars
« Reply #59 on: March 29, 2012, 02:05:13 pm »
Ah I see, yeah that would be possible, I'll implement that ^^