On Wed, 24 May 2006, Jimmy Huang wrote:
> But you can hard-code it in.

The robot has the ability to read a command file on startup.  In this file,
you could put a command like "hm 10" or whatever to dumb them down.  Have the
newbie server start the bot with -C etcdir/newbie.commands, then stick your
human level and what not in the newbie.commands files.  You could also tell
the bot about bounce plasma, galaxy ships, and wrap around walls here.  The
bot actually has code to play with these things.

I think your new mad ogger robot code should have a command to toggle it.  I
can imagine, this makes the robots much harder to play against.