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Personal Tournaments / No Mind Devastation 1
« on: February 01, 2019, 09:07:00 AM »
Okay, guys. Here it comes- NMD1!!!!!!!!

Introducing the house robot- IT'S JEOPARDY!!!!

Here are the profiles for each bot, so you can decide which one you think will win.
EXCEPTION- IcEd is not mentioned, and thus will be a surprise robot.















Creativity Showcase / Redalert’s rare Lego builds 2
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:05:25 AM »
Okay, since Kill never unlocked my other lego topic, here’s a new one.

First bot. It’s a drum spinner.
Gear trains that power drum had to be doubled to prevent fracturing. Trust me- when this bot hits another object, that’s 12 oz. of spinning legos hitting that object at around 1000rpm.

Drum actuallt spins, thanks to a ratchet and 2 large gear reductions, connected to the right wheel.

Discussion / RA2's generally unfair matches
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:49:34 PM »
Here's a fun topic for discussion- ever have a math in RA2, where it's all one-sided? Post a pic or vid of it here!

To start off, I though i'd bring up a stunning one-sided match...
I teamed up with Sweet Revenge against PrIOritY and Smart Bomb. I was using my LW popup Tanya, as I expected Sweet Revenge to beat up PrIOritY and destroy it. I obliterated Smart bomb, but a few seconds after, PrIOritY had deliberately and unceremoniously flattened Sweet Revenge. It was my tiny 248.7 kg. popup Tanya vs. big 799.7 kg. PrIOritY. 
I tried to run from PrIOritY. It worked... but I lost because I only had 1256 hitpoints, and PrIOritY had 13,509 hitpoints.

Lesson I took from this match, pick on someone your own size!

Personal Tournaments / No Mind Devastation- INTROS
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:45:57 AM »

Well, I guess since most of you don't find the No Mind Devastation tournament to be one you don't want to compete in, I'll host it myself, and post results here.

> all WS are built in Stock Unrealistic, DSL IRL, or Ironforge IRL.
> No cheat components are used.
> The WS are from ALL weight classes.

> Interested in joining? PM me so I can host a public WS tournament again.

> I will use different arenas, but mainly the  Robot Wars, combat, and DSL tournament arenas.
> There will be rumbles, team-ups, and deathmatches.
> I will post updates on how the fights wind up.

Discussion / AI pack entrants
« on: January 14, 2019, 10:27:17 AM »
Attention, Stock builders!

I am accepting teams from all members who build stock for my 2.0. AI pack. This is for all people interested in doing so.

> your team must have 6 complete bots.
> your team must be arranged as shown.
> antweights and beetleweights are recommended.
> I will be using the omni and rammer bindings for your bots.
> all your bots must be using the default forward heading.
> Superheavyweights are allowed.
> no cheating components. Use only the components that come with 1.4.
> no bfe allowed.
> no n00b bots.
> submit your team's motto and name in a TXT file.
> your team's pic must be 256x256 pixels.

>compile this all in a .zip file and PM it to me.

I look forward to seeing your designs.

Discussion / Someone's crap-rating my AI packs.
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:04:52 PM »
Okay, for some reason, a certain member is going around crap-rating all my downloads, mostly my AI packs, and I can tell you this-
To ensure that they all work, I tested them in RA2 games on a variety of PCs in my school, library, and house. They all work.
I can also tell you this- I developed a custom Stock RA2 game, featuring files from all versions of RA2, so that may be part of it.

Guys, it's like the boy who cried "wolf"- This crap-rating things makes me not believe you when you mean something like "it doesn't work."

There's your proof. Whoever is doing this crap-rating gag, please stop.

Public Tournament Discussion / No Mind Devastation
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:02:13 AM »

Thought I'd develop a rather unusual tournament series- No Mind Devastation. A WS tournament where direction doesn't matter.
Here are the rules, setup, and guidelines.
> Ironforge IRL
> minimum of 16 entries.
> you may submit up to 2 Wandering Spinners.
Your Wandering Spinner
> your bot must be an Ironforge IRL Wandering Spinner, weighing anywhere from 50 to 200 kg.
> no cheating components are allowed.
> your WS must be COMPLETELY activated with a single switch and button. Label your button "Spin" and your switch "Activate."
> your WS must be able to tolerate abuse from bouncing off the arena walls for 3 min. WITHOUT BREAKING DOWN.
> I will be AIing your bot with a custom omni. Don't worry about forward heading.
the matches
> Each match will take place in the ring arena.
> each match will be 3 min. long.
> there will be both deathmatches and rumbles depending on how many entrants I receive.
> Havok explosions are the only causes of restarts in matches. Too many havoks, and I will disqualify your WS.
> I may not take vids of the matches, but I will take multiple screenshots!
> I will post results once the competition starts.

Here's an interesting tip- how to visibly see a SZ before placing it. Here's how.
1. select your SZ.
2. tap the f12 key.
3. if you see a red box floating in the air, that's your smartzone. This makes it much easier to place it.

4. tap f12 again after placing sz.
5. DONE!

Creativity Showcase / Redalert's rare LEGO builds
« on: December 18, 2018, 04:34:39 PM »
I thought I'd share some of the bots I build out of lego- one point- I like to build BIG!
I got fancy with backdrops and effects as you can tell...

Flipper. It was built to run on power functions.


Vertical Spinner. Also ran on power functions.


This lifter can actually lift other bots of its size off the ground. The lifter is operated with only one motor.

DSL TC Showcases / Redalert's rare DSL builds and WS
« on: December 17, 2018, 08:17:40 AM »
First bot- BW thwacker I threw together in under 3 minutes.

3 mm. Steel, but I could add 1 mm. Plastic, and add more irons if I had more time...

Off-Topic Discussion / No more announcements about leaving GTM.
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:48:37 PM »
I'm tired of members saying "I'm leaving." This is really annoying, and it just makes GTM look bad. If you're actually leaving forever, put that. Otherwise, please stop posting "I'm leaving" statements. This is Drama, you know, and it's a bad impact on your profile.

Existing Games / ReCharge RC
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:18:04 AM »
Here's a good time-killer for the builder fanatic- ReCharge RC.
I play this little game on my Ipad, whenever RA2 isn't available. You build your own race tracks and customize your own RC car! (BattleBots and RC car racing are my two main hobbies.)


These are examples of the game in action. It's compatible on smart devices of all kinds.

Ironforge TC Showcases / Redalert's Wandering Spinner IronTech
« on: November 27, 2018, 11:32:35 AM »
FIRST ironforge bot- meet RP1
LW, 6 pole spikes, 10 mm aluminum, STRONG drive.


General Support / What's a useful method for developing RA2 stock arenas?
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:36:29 PM »
I always wanted to make my own arenas. The main reason for this topic is because I would like to use a software that works. I also want to know how to code arena txts without the game crashing.

Do you guys have a recommended software for this?

Creativity Showcase / Redalert's CAD BattleBots and BattlBbot Tech
« on: November 15, 2018, 12:26:29 PM »
I never posted my CAD designs before, so I thought I'd post a few.

My CAD designer doesn't have a screenshot function, so I just have zip files.
The first is a drum spinner...

...and this one's a hammer.
both designs have moving parts such as spinning wheels and working weapons!

Discussion / RA2 Infrogrames Errors
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:36:17 PM »
Have any of you tried extracting RA2 lately and received the message "extraction failed"?

I invested in what was going on, and I wasn't able to extract "infrogrames support" or other familiar files.

Post your concerns here if you've also been receiving these errors, because maybe we can find a solution to this problem.

Personal Tournaments / R.A.I.T. Stock Tournaments
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:56:19 PM »
Introducing the R.A.I.T. Stock Tournament Series.
These are competitions held just for fun, and They're for stock bots.

Here are the rules for ALL the tournaments...

> stock bots only

> All bots must be built entirely in the bot lab. Bot file editing and cheating is not allowed.

> No cheating components- all bots must consist of components found already in the bot lab- EXEPTION- Snapper IIs, bear claws, samurai swords, EMERGENCY flippers, and mud runner tires are allowed if you don't already have those in your game. You can find them in the components file of RA2 v1.4.

> Flaming of any type will get you disqualified.

> ANY one can participate in these tournaments

> You'e only allowed to use EEFE, trinity, chicken, snapper loading, and stacking glitches. No other glitches are allowed.

> Your bot must be able to be controlled. In other words, your bot must consist of forward, left, and right capabilities. Glitches and "mindless bots" are not allowed.


Modifications / Redalert's AI packs
« on: October 30, 2018, 12:25:18 PM »
All my AI pack previews and releases will appear in this forum.

Stock Showcases / Redalert's stock showcase
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:35:49 PM »
I started making Hardcore bots after I started seeing how to build them. Soon after that, I built my first hardcore bot- a 500kg. popup named, "Black Dragon." Sorry there's no picture available!

Another early bot I built is shown below- Yuki.

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