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It has been 10 years since the first How is such a thing possible? (or OMG)
Exposing the wonders of BFE to the public.
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I have still kept all pics.
Enjoy the old pics for inspiration:
BFE-Bot 1

BFE-Bot 2 - Download



Oversized BFE-Bot - Download




Multilayered BFE-Bot - (No download avaliable, yet)

The mesh seem to be generated according to chassis points and not specified mesh triangles in bot file if Graphics Detail is set to High. Set to Low get game to follow 3D model in .bot-file


Over 16 point chassis BFE-Bot - Download


Over 7 components chain BFE-Bot - Download


Component position edited BFE-Bot - Download


High resolution texture bot - Download


Too small BFE-Bot - Download
Was replaced by MicroBot, which is half the volume ;)


Battleship - Download


More controllers through BFE - Download


Insanity Arena - Download


Melty Brain AI - Download








MG Tank AI - Rapid fire of 20 Cannons - The AI and The Bot
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 07:41:06 PM by apanx »

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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 03:56:28 PM »
hah, fun trip down memory lane.
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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 04:03:05 PM »
That battleship is insane.
Come on guys just leave him alone.  No forum rule exists that ban players from showcasing useless ugly bots.

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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 04:06:09 PM »
Can I get a DL for that Insanity Arena?


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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 04:36:05 PM »
Great to see apanx posting more! The first 2 BFE bots are interesting, are they BFE'd to weight more or do they contain a ton of components?
also lol at most toxic guy around calling others out on this sh**

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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 04:48:56 PM »
Didn't know that this was 10 years already, ah the times when people didn't know about BFE.

I thought Oversized BFE Bot was a Tank but HOLY, I had no idea that Hammer of Judgement(who is using huge armor plates?!) was that big.
Wasn't the HD texture only done via importing a bigger one?
Think it's possible to build a too small robot by default but that one is even smaller.
How does the Battleship work ? I guess custom components?
Also the more controllers would be interesting to have, but how did you display them like that?(or does the game automatically do that once there are too many available?)
Insanity Arena reminds me of a super smash bros fangame stage, guess you launch them up and then change arena? would still be interesting to have.

I've heard about Meltybrain spinners before but never seen them, guess it uses a advanced AI that gives the right inputs at the right time?

How did you do the rapid fire cannon? Thought there's a component speed limit which is set by the component itself(also the cannon gets stuck a lot and I never got the magnet to work properly, so the only good cheatbot components are the flamethrowers?(and hovercrafts for popup immunity)) Armored Emergency was also nice.
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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 06:16:29 PM »
Can I get a DL for that Insanity Arena?
Sure
https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=264

Great to see apanx posting more! The first 2 BFE bots are interesting, are they BFE'd to weight more or do they contain a ton of components?
See Youtube demo video.
Didn't know that this was 10 years already, ah the times when people didn't know about BFE.

I thought Oversized BFE Bot was a Tank but HOLY, I had no idea that Hammer of Judgement(who is using huge armor plates?!) was that big.
Wasn't the HD texture only done via importing a bigger one?
Think it's possible to build a too small robot by default but that one is even smaller.
How does the Battleship work ? I guess custom components?
Also the more controllers would be interesting to have, but how did you display them like that?(or does the game automatically do that once there are too many available?)
Insanity Arena reminds me of a super smash bros fangame stage, guess you launch them up and then change arena? would still be interesting to have.

I've heard about Meltybrain spinners before but never seen them, guess it uses a advanced AI that gives the right inputs at the right time?

How did you do the rapid fire cannon? Thought there's a component speed limit which is set by the component itself(also the cannon gets stuck a lot and I never got the magnet to work properly, so the only good cheatbot components are the flamethrowers?(and hovercrafts for popup immunity)) Armored Emergency was also nice.


Yes, just importing a larger than standard texture.
Hull is chassis, superstructure is custom components. Crashed the game when taking damage.
RA2 adapts the controller, but reset it to 3x3 when you try to edit it.
It starts as an empty field and the arena is created as an XtraObject
Yes, it is available on GTM. FBS.zip or something like that.
Magic, or BFE and some Python work. Just BFE 20 Cannons to the same servo, assign each a separate key. Make the AI fire each at a time real quick and aim using servo. BAM, instant machine gun. Would probably aim faster if it turned the entire bot, but made it have a turret just for fun.


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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016, 06:28:26 PM »
If I were you, I would go ahead and upload what you have so that you don't get 20 dozen requests to do so. Kind of want to mess around with the machine gun .py myself.
How you make Alarm Clock Pizza is:
Step 1: You buy an alarm clock from the store, and then you have to break it and put it in the sauce.
Step 2: Fold the sauce in 5 slices and put it in the dough.
Step 3: Paint the eggs with a pitcher of a clock showing what time you want to wake up and eat pizza for breakfast.
Step 4: Put the eggs in the dough.
Step 5: Make it flat into a round shape and draw the time you want on it.
Step 6: Put some old steel to prevent other peple from stealing it.
Step 7: Make it flat and cut into 60 slices 1 for each minute in 1 our.
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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2016, 07:18:13 PM »
Too small BFE-Bot
(Image removed from quote.)
I can use RA2CF to get control board fit.

And omg all the picture look cool.

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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016, 07:26:04 PM »
If I were you, I would go ahead and upload what you have so that you don't get 20 dozen requests to do so. Kind of want to mess around with the machine gun .py myself.
Yeah, that would probably be more convenient. (I want the battleship :smile:)
Also, this is some really interesting stuff. Thanks for posting
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Re: How is such a thing possible? - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2016, 06:33:13 PM »
Downloads for all the bots here (reuploaded from discord)

All credit to Apanx of course. I just mirrored the upload to GTM.
also lol at most toxic guy around calling others out on this sh**

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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2016, 03:11:30 AM »
Well, the cat's out of the bag. Put up individual downloads for the bots in the OP.
The Discord version of the download contains an extra Discord exclusive bot ;)

Chassis I submitted to Chassis swap up - Download


« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 09:14:27 PM by apanx »

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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2016, 03:37:39 AM »
I was looking for the insanity arena for quite some time! Thanks for doing this. Also a whole Gun Bots tournament would be fun.

The latest bot has the value of the side changed via bfe I guess?
Reminded me of this thing I did years ago


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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2016, 04:36:58 AM »
I was looking for the insanity arena for quite some time! Thanks for doing this. Also a whole Gun Bots tournament would be fun.

The latest bot has the value of the side changed via bfe I guess?
Reminded me of this thing I did years ago


How the heck did you get it to rotate the chassis mesh? Is the snapper axle one of the AP's that attaches to the baseplate?
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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2016, 06:30:35 AM »
I was looking for the insanity arena for quite some time! Thanks for doing this. Also a whole Gun Bots tournament would be fun.

The latest bot has the value of the side changed via bfe I guess?
Reminded me of this thing I did years ago


Well that was unexpected. I wonder what happens when you fire it ingame.
also lol at most toxic guy around calling others out on this sh**

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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2016, 06:50:18 AM »
there is a whole thread discussing this:

https://gametechmods.com/forums/index.php?topic=4070.msg158239#msg158239

I didn't want to draw attention from apanx and his awesome work

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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2016, 09:13:46 PM »
MEGA john - Download

« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 11:26:49 AM by apanx »

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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2016, 09:33:30 PM »
i've got a mega john in my pants rn ;)
How you make Alarm Clock Pizza is:
Step 1: You buy an alarm clock from the store, and then you have to break it and put it in the sauce.
Step 2: Fold the sauce in 5 slices and put it in the dough.
Step 3: Paint the eggs with a pitcher of a clock showing what time you want to wake up and eat pizza for breakfast.
Step 4: Put the eggs in the dough.
Step 5: Make it flat into a round shape and draw the time you want on it.
Step 6: Put some old steel to prevent other peple from stealing it.
Step 7: Make it flat and cut into 60 slices 1 for each minute in 1 our.
Step 8: Put in the oven set the timer to 30048813.2884 seconds and put the temperature on 'Volcano' setting.
Step 9: If you think it is take to long, then get yor alarm clock and set it to now so that it will ring and you can take it out.
Step 10: Take it out uv the uvin wen it is redy and go to bed. In the morning eat pizza and also eat yor hands bi mistake.

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Re: How is such a thing possible? (or OMG) - 10 year anniversary
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2016, 04:41:32 AM »
hahaha, this is great