A YouTube channel for the blog

I decided to put up the podcasts to YouTube as well, because some people like to listen there. Here is the link for it, you can subscribe to the Undermind there as well. Happy listening!

Creating a Starcraft AI – Part 9: Threat map, continued

I’m continuing with the actual thing I’d like to use, which is a map of threatened WalkPositions. I need a method for “all WalkPositions in range of a unit”. A unit has a top, left, right, and a bottom position for it’s bounding rectangle. For first step, I’ll just add the range of the weapon…

Undermind Episode 05!

This weeks episode is a little bit longer than usual. The guests were Tyr, LetaBot, and Dave Churchill. Computers were scienced a lot. Happy listening! https://makingcomputerdothings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Undermind_Ep_05_nr.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Creating a Starcraft AI – Part 8: Making a threat map

I decided to go forward with working on the threat map. BWAPI has the onUnitHide(), and onUnitShow() methods for basically exactly this. So on show i’ll add the unit to the currently visible ones, and on hide I’ll remove them from there and store their last known state.  You can guess what the update method…

Undermind Episode 04!

My guests this week were Antiga, McRave, and Jabbo. Conversation were had, about smart things. Happy listening! https://makingcomputerdothings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Undermind_Ep_04_ed2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Undermind Episode 03!

My guests in this week were Bytekeeper, johandj (the author of BananaBrain), and Dave Churchill.  Unfortunately, my part of the audio was not recorded, so i had to re-record it in editing – if the conversation sounds weird, that’s the reason. Regardless, I think the end result is enjoyable, so happy listening! (Download link here)…

Tournaments to watch and participate

If you are an aspiring new bot author (and if you are not, you should be), you might only know about SSCAIT, but in fact, there are multiple great tournaments you can participate in. In this post, I collected and tried to describe everything about these tournaments there is to know. There is nothing stopping…

Creating a Starcraft AI – Part 7: Mostly analysis

So, I couldn’t resist, and uploaded my bot to the ladder. Predictably, it didn’t do very well, but it did won some games (Three of them, at the time of writing this). Some things I learned: I added 100 Zerglings to the build order. It seems like a lot, but I simply run out of…

Undermind – Episode 2!

We got together again, and had a great conversation with this week’s very dear guests, Antiga, and Locutus. We were saying very smart things, and of potato, conversation and banter were had. Listen to it here: Or download for later here. https://makingcomputerdothings.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Undermind_Ep_02_noisereduced.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download