- JKW's Beginner's Benchmark -

Well, so you're sitting at the old 'puter like I was 3 years ago. Making warriors that hop around like frogs, bomb like crazy, or breed like rabbits, right? And you're wondering to yourself "Have I made the best Corewar program ever?"... or maybe you're wondering "Have I made ANYTHING that doesn't suck?"

Well, I've got the cure for what ails ya'! Or, at least a step in a new direction. This is a collection of reasonably well-balanced warriors. Now, granted, it may be tilted a little too far in the paper direction for more experienced players, but it seemed reasonable, since most newbies have more trouble killing papers.

And, what's MORE, it includes a nifty at-a-glance batch file and Qbasic file that I fixed up from stuff I stole from Steve Bailey. Incidentally, the Qbasic file needs Qbasic.exe, which is a standard file from MS-DOS, and is on the Win95 CD under \other\oldmsdos.

If you want it in pieces, download each of the following :

Support files :

The papers :

The stones :

The scissors :