CoreWar "Koenigstuhl" Page


This hill is named after the location of the place where I worked (Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy) until 1997 ('Koenigstuhl' translates to 'King's Chair'). Similar to Planar's Mt.Olympus (last update: 1998-08-31) this is an infinite hill. The difference is that I separated the hill into several categories and I let every program fight every other program:

Standard Hills (CORESIZE==8000)
  • 88 ('88 instruction set) - KotH: Freight Train v0.2 by David Moore
    TOP-50: Top 50 warriors of the 88-Koenigstuhl - KotH: Tangle Trap 3 by David Moore
  • 94nop ('94 instruction set, no Pspace, no '88 warriors) - KotH: Hullab3loo by Roy van Rijn
    TOP-50: Top 50 warriors of the 94nop-Koenigstuhl - KotH: Excalibur by inversed
  • Pspace (Pspace-only) - KotH: Sunset by David Moore
    TOP-50: Top 50 warriors of the Pspace-Koenigstuhl - KotH: Sunset by David Moore
  • 94draft ('94 instruction set, Pspace ok) - KotH: Hullab3loo by Roy van Rijn
  • Classical Hill ('88 instruction set)
  • ICWS (CORESIZE==8192 && MAXPROCESSES==64)
  • KotH: Twimp by Monika Keindl
    Other Hills (94draft instruction set)
  • Limited Process (MAXPROCESSES==8 && MAXLEN==200)
  • KotH: Replinator by Christian Schmidt
  • X (CORESIZE==55440 && MAXLEN==200 && MAXCYC==500000)
  • KotH: Fire and Ice II by David Moore
  • Tiny (CORESIZE==800 && MAXLEN==20 && MAXCYC==8000)
  • KotH: Silent Snowfall by inversed
  • Nano (CORESIZE==80 && MAXLEN==5 && MAXCYC==800)
  • KotH: NanoCracker by Terry Newton

  • Odd Hill (non-competitive, special tournament rule sets)

  • '88 hill(s): "-8 -r 1000"

    Recursive 88-Koenigstuhl (596 entries: 88.tar.gz)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the 88-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' 88-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)

    Recent entries: (rank on recursive 88-Hill, program, author, date-of-entry)
    10: Monolith , inversed, (Feb/23)
    18: Zygote , Roy van Rijn, (Feb/23)
    32: Scorpion , S.Fernandes, (Feb/23)
    40: Basilisk B 8 , Steve Gunnell, (Feb/23)
    135: Zeppelin B 11 , Steve Gunnell, (Feb/23)
    183: men are from pMARS , Simon Wainwright, (Feb/23)

  • 88-TOP-50 Hill, "-P", '88 rules (15602 rounds)

    Any program that reaches rank-50 or higher on the '88-Koenigstuhl will also enter the TOP-50 Koenigstuhl. Programs that fall below rank-50 on both ('88 and TOP-50) hills will be removed from the TOP-50 Koenigstuhl.

    TOP-50 of the '88-Koenigstuhl (top50.tar.gz)

    Recent entries: (rank on recursive 88-Hill, program, author, date-of-entry)
    7: Monolith , inversed, (Feb/23)
    30: Basilisk B 8 , Steve Gunnell, (Feb/23)
    34: Scorpion , S.Fernandes, (Feb/23)
    37: Zygote , Roy van Rijn, (Feb/23)


  • '94nop-hill(s), "-r 1000", no Pspace

    Recursive 94nop-Koenigstuhl (956 entries: 94.tar.gz)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the 94nop-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' 94nop-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)

    Recent entries: (rank on recursive 94nop hill, program, author, date-of-entry)
    3: Excalibur , inversed, (Mar/17)
    5: Eternal Exile , inversed, (Feb/19)
    9: Kusanagi , inversed, (Mar/17)

  • 94nop-TOP-50 Hill, "-P", 94nop rules (15602 rounds)

    TOP-50 of the 94nop-Koenigstuhl (top50.tar.gz)

    Any program that reaches rank-50 or higher on the 94nop Koenigstuhl will also enter the TOP-50 Koenigstuhl. Programs that fall below rank-50 on both (94nop and TOP-50) hills will be removed from the TOP-50 Koenigstuhl.

    Recent entries: (rank on TOP-50 hill, program, author, date-of-entry)
    1: Excalibur , inversed, (Mar/17)
    3: Kusanagi , inversed, (Mar/17)
    4: Eternal Exile , inversed, (Feb/19)

    Recent leaves: (program, author, date)
    Harmless Fluffy Bunny, Jens Gutzeit, (Mar/17)
    Sinus Tree, Christian Schmidt, (Mar/17)
    Lux Aeterna, Roy/Nenad, (Mar/17)
    procoptodon, Steve Gunnell, (Mar/17)
    BIgital SHOT, Christian Schmidt, (Feb/19)


  • Pspace-hill(s), "-r 1000", Pspace ok

    Recursive Pspace-Koenigstuhl (203 entries: pspace.tar.gz)

    Note: "-P" (randomizing all possible starting positions) will not make the battles reproducible, because the order of the fights makes a difference with P-space.

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the Pspace-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' Pspace-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)

  • Pspace-TOP-50 Hill, "-P", Pspace ok (15602 rounds)

    TOP-50 of the Pspace-Koenigstuhl (top50.tar.gz)


  • 94draft-hill(s), "-r 200", 94nop + Pspace

    Unless someone can give me a good reason, the Draft hill will be closed soon.
    Or should I just run the 94nop-TOP50 vs. Pspace-TOP50 ?

    Recursive 94draft-Koenigstuhl (1231 entries)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the 94draft-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' 94draft-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)



  • ICWS hill(s): "-r 200 -8 -s 8192 -p 64"

    Recursive ICWS-Koenigstuhl (487 entries: icws.tar.gz)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the ICWS-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' ICWS-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)


  • LP hill(s): "-r 1000 -p 8 -l 200 -d 200" (88, 94, Pspace)

    Recursive LP-Koenigstuhl (144 entries: lp.tar.gz)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the LP-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' LP-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)


  • X hill(s): "-r 1000 -s 55440 -c 500000 -p 10000 -l 200 -d 200" (88, 94, Pspace)

    Recursive X-Koenigstuhl (131 entries: x.tar.gz)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the X-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' X-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)


  • Tiny hill(s): "-P -s 800 -c 8000 -l 20 -d 20 -p 800" (1522 rounds)

    Recursive Tiny-Koenigstuhl (306 entries: tiny.tar.gz)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the T-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' Tiny-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)

    Recent entries: (rank on recursive T-Hill, program, author, date-of-entry)
    1: Silent Snowfall , inversed, (Jan/05)
    11: Sprinkle Spike , Roy van Rijn, (Apr/08)
    64: Something to try , G.Labarga, (Apr/13)
    300: Paperoga , Stefano Priore (Apr/13)


  • Nano hill(s): "-P -s 80 -c 800 -l 5 -d 5 -p 80" (142 rounds)

    Recursive Nano-Koenigstuhl (367 entries: nano.tar.gz)

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the Nano-hill. Scores against top 50%, 25%, 10% of the 'flat' Nano-hill. (Bold typeface ranks indicate warriors that are within the top N-% of the 'flat' hill)

    Recent entries: (rank on recursive Nano-Hill, program, author, date-of-entry)
    1: NanoCracker , Terry Newton, (Mar/03)
    2: b69e6908-a5be0bba-ab4445f7.rc , bvowk, (Feb/09)
    5: [RS] C-Strobia , inversed, (Jan/05)
    18: [RS] Existephall Apris , inversed, (Jan/05)
    24: [RS] EvoTrick II , inversed, (Jan/05)
    32: [RS] Hericknybe , inversed, (Jan/05)
    38: [RS+] Collowin Delickrity , inversed, (Jan/05)
    43: [RS] Cefaexive Motween , inversed, (Jan/05)
    46: [RS] Nextratulated Sturvinator , inversed, (Jan/05)


  • Odd hill: "-r 50 -l 500 -d 500" (88, 94 & Pspace) (1041 entries: odd.tar.gz)

    Hill for all programs that do not fit any other hill (eg. special tournament rounds or non-competitive programs).

    Flat (un-weighted) scores against all of the Odd-hill.

    Valentine 2015 Tournament
    Basilisk B 8 , Steve Gunnell
    rdrc: Bedbug Operetta , Dave Hillis
    men are from pMARS , Simon Wainwright
    Infiltrator , inversed
    LateEight , P Thorne
    Monolith , inversed
    OnceIn88 , P Thorne
    rdrc: Sappy Harmonica , Dave Hillis
    Scorpion , S.Fernandes
    SplendoredThing , P.Kline
    Zeppelin B 11 , Steve Gunnell
    Zygote , Roy van Rijn
    Halloween 2014 Tournament
    Blowtorch Test B 84 , Steve Gunnell
    Bodger , P Thorne
    Buffette Fang-Hunter , Robert Macrae
    Core of Duty: Medium Process Warfare , inversed
    Count von Count , S.Fernandes
    rdrc: Drowsy Decay , Dave Hillis
    Dugite Test C 4 , Steve Gunnell
    The Fearless Vampire Killer , Christian Schmidt
    The Fearless Vampire , Christian Schmidt
    Garlic , Roy van Rijn
    Grendel , S.Fernandes
    invaders from pMars , Simon Wainwright
    Mircalla , inversed
    Scarlet , Lezek
    Soul of the Damned , Simon Wainwright
    Tapir , Roy van Rijn
    TearsOfNu , P. Kline
    TooMuchAtStake , Robert Macrae
    Spring 2014 Tournament
    Amber , inversed
    Aura , Lezek
    bibradidopydyperiprihu , DataWraith
    Blood Thirsty v1.0 , Kiv
    dipromudogrydebalogrele , DataWraith
    flint , simon wainwright
    The Flood , Kiv
    Focus , inversed
    Honeycomb , S.Fernandes
    Impatient Darwinian , Dave Hillis
    Jump , P.Kline
    The lucky shot , G.Labarga
    Misaki , Lezek
    NotAScanner , Roman Muentener
    Reconstituted , Robert Macrae after David Moore
    RedPixel Unprepared v2.0 , John Kipling Lewis
    Silent Spike , Roy van Rijn
    Sneaky TNX , Christian Schmidt
    Triggerfinger , Roy van Rijn
    The Utterer TNX , Christian Schmidt
    YAHSAC , Robert Macrae after Paul Kline


    "Flat" Scores:
    On each hill a new challanger fights a N-round battle against every warrior (different from Mt.Olympus) already on the hill. The result of this battle changes the score for both opponents:

    For the programs already on the hill:
    new_score = {old_score * (#hill-1) + score_against_challenger} / #hill
    For the 'challenger':
    score = (score1 + score2 + ...) / (#hill)
    After doing all battles for a new challenger I re-order the hill and write the new hill-page(s).

    "Recursive" Scores:
    Current: The recursive algorigthm weights scores against better warriors more and calculates a new hill from the data provided by the "flat" hill. This procedure is repeated (with decreasing absolute weights) until a stable hill is reached (or a cut-off of 25 programs is reached).

    Maybe in the future? The recursive algorighm starts with the round-robin (flat) scores of the entire hill. The bottom half is fixed in place, then the top half is re-evaluated only within itself. This process is repeated until the top half reaches a cut-off size of 50 programs.

    If you cannot find your warrior(s) here, please send your warrior to birk AT obs DOT carnegiescience DOT edu with a subject line like 'Koenigstuhl entry'. Please note that the Koenigstuhl is an "archive" hill, ie. published programs only. If you would like to see how your program would do on the Koenigstuhl before you publish it, please download the appropriate hill and run your program against it.


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    1997-06-18, Christoph C. Birk (last updated: 2015-04-08)