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About BZRobots

BZRobots is a programmable computer player client that is compatible with the bzfs servers. It is designed to be an artificial intelligence training and development tool that operates under the BZFlag platform.

(Note that the following applies to the BZRobots in the upcoming BZFlag 3.0 release)

How to build

Linux/OS X

The BZRobots client will by default as a standard part of the bzflag trunk build. You will need to add an extra option to the ./configure in order to use Python


Open the bzrobots solution, then build the bzrobots and testbot projects.

Example of use

Linux/OS X: Shared Library [.so]

(Note: Due to the use of libtool, the is in the .libs directory)

# cd bzflag/src/bzrobots
# ./bzrobots -team red robot@localhost .libs/

Linux/OS X: Python [.py]

# cd bzflag/src/bzrobots
# ./bzrobots -team red robot@localhost ../../bots/python/

Windows: Shared Library [.dll]

# cd bzflag
# ./bzrobots -team red robot@localhost testbot.dll

See Also

BZRobots/API - A list of the methods in the BZRobots API

BZRobots/Ideas - Community suggestions for and enhancements changes for BZRobots

BZRobots/RoboCode_Changes - For those coming from RoboCode, a list of differences between the RoboCode and BZRobots API

BZRobots/History - The old "About" page for BZRobots

BZRobots/Protocol - Description of the internal protocol used in BZRobots