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Real Robotics Discussion / Bugglebots
« on: September 20, 2018, 11:41:30 AM »
Bugglebots is an upcoming beetleweight web series, airing in December on YouTube

You can find more out on the Bugglebots website
www.bugglebots.com

Those of us that were there for filming can attest to how much of a fantastic time it was and honestly, it'll be worth watching. Awesome fights and great production too!

Also I finally got to meet Nate so das good.

Several GTM entrants so tune in to see how we all do ;)

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Real Robotics Discussion / Bristol Bot Builders
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:03:37 PM »
So myself and a few other local people are running events in Bristol, UK now!

https://bristolbotbuilders.com


We've so far run 2 antweight events, both in bars in Bristol, 1 including our Bodgebots tournament, featuring robots made in a few hours that day.

Our next event is BBB3: Beetle Bash, up at UWE on Sunday. In the area and wanna see some robot? Come along! Feel free to message me for details.

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Modifications / MOVED: Component Skinning
« on: September 19, 2017, 01:26:57 PM »

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Site News and Feedback / Login Issues with "Cookies" Fix
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:17:04 AM »
Hey

Hey you

Are you stuck with logging in, getting some message like this?



Well my good friend today you are in luck.

Head over to the login page and you'll see a Minutes to Stay Logged In box with an inexplicably large number.



Why not try changing that to something smaller. I tried 90. It worked good. You can still tick Always Stay Logged In anyway!

Hope this helps you good people of GTMland xoxo

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Off-Topic Discussion / MOVED: #FreeAsbestosstar
« on: May 24, 2017, 08:13:54 AM »

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Off-Topic Discussion / MOVED: Asbestosstar's Evento robot UNO!!
« on: January 04, 2017, 09:35:18 PM »
This topic has been moved away.

For all intents and purposes the thread had gone far enough. Anyone who wishes to discuss this can speak to myself or Kill.


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Off-Topic Discussion / GTM Awards 2016 - Results!
« on: January 01, 2017, 10:06:15 AM »
Thank you to everyone who voted and made this a great year, with 27 votes! Special thanks to those who voted in all categories <3
Hopefully the next year will be even more awesome!




RA2 Wizard (Most Knowledgeable)

SERGE


GTM Unsung Hero

ACAMS, CRAAIG, REDACE


Best Profile

KURT


Most Missed

MADIABA, NFX


Best Advice

090901, BADGER


Most Likely To Be Online

090901


Funniest

WENXIANGLEE


Kindest and Friendliest

CRAAIG


Most Sly and Sneaky

BADGER


Most Enthusiastic

WEN


Most Improved Member

WEN


Most Promising Member

WEN


Best Newcomer

WEN




Building Awards

Best Bot Designer

CRAAIG


Best Bot Skinner

DRAGONSTEINCOLE


GTM's Favourite Unrealistic Builder

GEICE


GTM’s Favourite Standard Builder

BADGER


GTM's Favourite IRL Builder

DRAGONSTEINCOLE



Tournament Awards

Best New Tournament Host

DEMONOFTOMORROW


Best BOTM Winner

TIE - CHAIR, GRIM HARVESTER


Best IRL Tournament

RMP: THE 2ND CHANCE - ROB COLLINS


Best Non-IRL Tournament

N00B WARZ V - CONRAAA



Modding Awards

Best Innovation

SERGE - COMPONENT FREEDOM


Best Skinner

DRAGONSTEINCOLE


Best Overall Modder

MR AS

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Off-Topic Discussion / GTM Awards 2016 - Voting Open!
« on: December 18, 2016, 02:04:53 PM »
Voting is now open! Deadline closes on 31st at 23:59 UK time (VOTING CLOSED!)!

PM me your votes, and please make an effort to vote in all categories!

Any votes for yourself will render all your votes invalid. Any obvious troll votes will be invalid.

You cannot change your votes.

CATEGORIES

RA2 Wizard (Most Knowledgeable)
GTM Unsung Hero
Best Profile
Most Missed
Best Advice
Most Likely To Be Online
Funniest
Kindest and Friendliest
Most Sly and Sneaky
Most Enthusiastic
Most Improved Member
Most Promising Member
Best Newcomer

Building Awards
Best Bot Designer
Best Bot Skinner
GTM's Favourite Unrealistic Builder
GTM’s Favourite Standard Builder
GTM's Favourite IRL Builder

Tournament Awards
Best New Tournament Host
Best BOTM Winner
Best IRL Tournament
Best Non-IRL Tournament
- Tournaments must be completed in 2016 to be eligible.

Modding Awards
Best Innovation
Best Skinner
Best Overall Modder

Hall of Fame
- Up to 10 nominations for the most legendary members. Those with over 50% of nominations will be inducted.


VOTES RECEIVED: 15

Thank you!


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Off-Topic Discussion / GTM Awards 2016 - Discussion
« on: November 28, 2016, 11:27:32 AM »
Hey everyone!

Just thought I'd start the ball rolling with this one, deciding the changes to the awards for this year, as we usually do.

Last year's categories and winners

As last year, I'd personally like to condense the awards a little and also make them more positive instead of rewarding negativity.

That said, here's my current work in progress. Red awards are those we had last year but I propose we remove, and green are brand new awards. Very open to changing any of this. Voting will probably open mid December, DO NOT VOTE NOW.


CATEGORIES

RA2 Wizard (Most Knowledgeable)
GTM Unsung Hero
Best Profile
Most Missed
Best Advice
Most Likely To Be Online
Funniest
Kindest and Friendliest
Most Sly and Sneaky
Least Friendly and Kind
Most likely to stay on topic
Least likely to stay on topic

Most Enthusiastic
Most Unintentionally Annoying
Most Improved Member
Most Promising Member
Best Newcomer
Favourite Real Robot Builder
Favourite GTM-built Real Robot
Favourite GTM Staff Member

Best Tournament

Building Awards
Most Unique Bots
Best Bot Designer
Best Bot Skinner
GTM's Favourite Unrealistic Builder
GTM’s Favourite Standard Builder

GTM's Favourite IRL Builder

Tournament Awards
Best New Tournament Host
Best BOTM Winner
Best IRL Tournament
Best Non-IRL Tournament

- Tournaments must be complete and started in 2016 to be eligible.

Modding Awards
Best Innovation
Best Skinner
Best Overall Modder

Hall of Fame
Up to 10 nominations for the most legendary members. Those with over 50% of nominations will be inducted.




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Modifications / MOVED: Battlebots mod
« on: October 19, 2016, 11:09:22 AM »

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Off-Topic Discussion / I'm The Map
« on: October 18, 2016, 08:04:18 PM »

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Tournament Archives / GTM Robot Wars - SBV
« on: October 17, 2016, 06:15:48 PM »


This is Robot Wars!
And this tournament features robots maiming and dismantling each other, all to become the GTM Robot Wars Champion.


Battles will take place inside the bulletproof box of the Robot Wars Arena.

Featuring the Pit, the Flipper, the Spikes and the Fire.

Of course it wouldn't be Robot Wars without our House Robots!
Each fight will feature one of our House Robots - Havox, Stratton, Infrared, Megalodon, Corporal Punishment, Krocodil and Dead Metal!

The format is as follows. There will be 6 heats of 6 robots, for a total of 36 entrants.
The heat will consist of 2 3-way melees, followed by a round robin between the 4 that qualify - 3 points for a KO and 2 for a Judge's Decision. The 2 robots with the most points will go into the Heat Final.
The Heat Winners will progress to the Final episode, where the same format from the heats will take place.

As for the heats, let's check out their lineups! Melee Matchups at the bottom of each spoiler.


VIDEOS



Want to read up on more about GTM:RW? Try the Wiki Page!

I'd love to hear your thoughts and predictions on the bots and heats! Really excited to get this underway! :D

Let the wars begin!

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Off-Topic Discussion / New Member? Introduce Yourself!
« on: October 07, 2016, 06:00:34 PM »
This is a thread for new members to introduce themselves to the rest of the community.

Older members, please do not use this thread for general discussion, just for replies to introductions.

On behalf of the GTM Staff I'd like to welcome any new members to GTM, and hope you enjoy your time in the community!

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Custom Components Showcase / Craaig does Retooled
« on: October 05, 2016, 11:10:41 AM »


GTMCS entry.

At 17000HP and 150DP, this bot's plows won't necessarily be destroying you, but rather outlasting you.
Or at least that's the theory.

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Tutorials and Tips / MOVED: HOW to...
« on: October 02, 2016, 08:56:00 AM »

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Installation Support / Beginner's Guide To: Installing Mods
« on: September 29, 2016, 06:13:02 PM »
Greetings! Quick tutorial which may come in handy for future new members. If you are a future new member, hello!

First, to install any of these, your computer will need either WinRAR or 7zip installed. Both are free and completely virus-free. My example pictures will show screenshots of 7zip, but WinRAR is similar. They extract files from compressed formats such as .7z and .rar, but can also do the .zip's your PC will already be able to do.


1) What's the Mod?
Sounds self explanatory, right?
First step is a small amount of research, and this itself comes in several steps.

i. Check if the mod you want to install is available as part of a full, ready-to-go file in the Working Game section of the Downloads. If it is, stop reading this guide and go here. This guide will teach you the steps to installing any mod found in the Working Game section.

ii. If it isn't there, find it in the AI Packs and Patches section. In the description for each pack, you should be able to find out what version of the game you need to install the pack over - for example, Starcore is installed over Stock and Robot Wars 2005 AI is installed over DSL 2.1 or 2.2. Download the AI Pack or patch.

2) Prepare your base game
As you need to install the pack over the game, you need to have the game ready to be installed over. Make sense? Good.
You can either copy and paste a version of the game if you already have a copy of what you need, or download and install a copy of the version you need using this guide.
At the end of this, you should have a full copy of whatever version of RA2 you need installed and ready to be upgraded.

3) Installing the AI Pack
Now, the AI Pack you downloaded at the start must be extracted from using 7zip or WinRAR. This image uses 7zip and Starcore v3 AI but the process is near identical for WinRAR and any other AI pack.

Extract the file to any destination - I highly recommend an empty folder prepped just for this!


Now open the folder. When you get to a folder containing a folder (among others) called AI, drag and drop all these files into the copy of RA2 you prepared earlier.


When you're asked whether to overwrite or not, click overwrite.



And there you have it! The pack should now be installed!

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Tournament Archives / GTM Robot Wars - Signups
« on: September 21, 2016, 02:02:54 PM »


This is Robot Wars!
And this tournament will sort the best from the rest, in search of the GTM Robot Wars Champion.



Battles will take place in the bulletproof terror-dome that is the Robot Wars Arena

Featuring the Pit, the Flipper, the Spikes and the Fire.

And that's not the only thing contestants will have to deal with!
Each fight will feature one of our House Robots, controlled by a human, which the contestants have been programmed to ignore.
For more on the House Robots themselves, keep reading to the bottom of the post!


The format is as follows. There will be 6 heats of 6 robots, for a total of 36 entrants.
The heat will consist of 2 3-way melees, followed by a round robin between the 4 that qualify - 3 points for a KO and 2 for a Judge's Decision. The 2 robots with the most points will go into the Heat Final.
The Heat Winners will progress to the Final episode, where the same format from the heats will take place.

Want to read up on more about GTM:RW? Try the Wiki Page!

Let the wars begin!




BUILDING RULES:
-DSL 2.2
-Strict IRL Building Style
-CW Weight Limit - up to 600kg
-No Clusterbots
-CF and BFE allowed for enhanced realism, as long as IRL guidelines are still adhered to.
-No cheatbot2, no custom components aside from DSC's IRL Components Pack (Extender reskins).
-A maximum of 1 of ANY of these components, total. Mechavore disc, Microvore disc, Moros blade, Frenzy hammer, Minion disc, Overkill blade
-Skinned components permitted as long as you submit a separate style for the component - DSC's IRL Components pack is installed and permitted.
-Interchangeable weapons are not permitted due to the nature of the episodic format
-No weaponized wheels. Discs may be allowed for wheels as long as no weapons are attached to the edges.

To help this tournament be a true event to remember, please, consider entering a robot never seen in any other tournament, whether the robot is a CW by design or an upgraded MW/downgraded HW. When I gave a 2500kg weight limit for the House Robots, I received some amazing, unique designs. Let's do the same in the CW category :D
A nice theme is also encouraged! Skin your bot, give it some real personality, then we can make the episodes something not only RA2 fans will enjoy, but Robot Combat fans in general, and show the entire community how great GTM is.
Thank you so much, let's make this tournament a real special occasion! <3

ENTERING REGULATIONS:
-Entries rejected due to non-adherence to rules will not be guaranteed a place if the tournament is filled before a fix is sent. You have 1 chance to update a rejected entry, even if signups are not filled after the second failure.
-I reserve the right to decline any robot for any reason, including if I don't think your bot is 'IRL' enough.
-No updates
-36 entries, maximum.
-Any robots sent before signups open will be rejected and must be resent when signups open.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
-Matches will be 3 minutes in length in the Robot Wars 2016 Arena.
-The bracket will be largely similar to Robot Wars 2016, with 6 heats of 6 robots instead of 5 heats of 8.
 - Round 1 - 2 3-way melees 4 bots go through
 - Round 2 - Round Robin between all 4 qualified entrants. 3 points for a KO, 2 for a Judge's Decision.
 - Heat Final - The top 2 bots in the league table go into the Heat Final, and the winner of this progresses into the Final Episode.
-Each match will contain a House Robot. The House Robot, controlled by myself, will not stray outside of CPZ's to attack AI unless the AI are in another CPZ. I will not be entering due to controlling the House Robots. The AI have been programmed not to attack the House Robot unless the other opponent has been defeated.
-I will be judging based on criteria used in Robot Wars 2016, with weightings 3:2:1 to Aggression, Damage and Control.



HOUSE ROBOTS
HAVOX
STRATTON
INFRARED
MEGALODON
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
KROCODIL
SPECIAL GUEST - DEAD METAL


ENTRANTS
1. Rob Collins - Scratch
2. TommyProductionsInc - Darlene
3. Firestorm999 - Bullet Bot
4. DemonOfTomorrow - Fusion Reactor
5. Kix Mrox - Duke
6. Tourdeforce - Ginger Step-Child
7. Badnik96 - Evil Art Project
8. Thrackerzod - Gadreel
9. Mole55 - Smaug
10. Wakkydude - Galaxy
11. Dragonsteincole - inVAsion
12. RedAce - Agent Orange
13. Botomatic1000 - Metrocide
14. wrhysj - Hurt sanwich
15. Baconus_Yum - HaMMaTiMe
16. qwertythe300th - UnderCut
17. R01 - Hypershocked
18. R1885 - Zlammer
19. Guldenflame - Terrazone
20. Ty4er - Industry 5
21. Kurt - Lobsteriffic!
22. COOLRUNNER87 - Flood XL-C
23. Pressure - Billet 9
24. Cathalised - A Piece of Rake
25. WenXiangLee - Cridine
26. Plazmic inferno - Phobos
27. Qo-- - Duck Fury
28. F1Krazy - Deathstalker
29. Kill343gs - Maelstrom
30. Mr. AS - Gamma
31. FaceBagman - Witching Hour
32. Tashic - F30
33. Bobyasianboy - Reaper
34. Lightning S - Toxic Slash 2
35. Squirrel_Monkey - 31V15
36. 090901 - Plane Bot Thing

Black = Accepted
Green = AIed

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