Here now the Interview with the german Producer of the first Bot for RtCW.
At first please introduce yourself to the readers
My name is Torben KŲnke, I am 19 years old and I live in LŁneburg,
where I am still going to school.
When and how did you find to RtCW?
When RtCW appeared, I played the Single Player directly, but then I didnít play it for a long time.
A fiew months ago, I installed it again and now I play it online from time to time.
When and why did you seize the resolution to code a bot for RtCW?
Since I began to program for a Quake 3 Mod I had been interested in AI.
A ĺ year ago, when the Mod came to an end, I had time to learn more about the AI techniques;
actually I wanted to write only a simple Bot for Q3A, which you can direct through the map,
but when I finished that so far, I thought I can still go on with it.
When I had to teach the bot to deal with weapons, I decided to change to RtCW
because I donít play Q3A (I was never such a big fan of Railgun and so on)
but I want to remain to the Quake 3 Engine.
How did you feel the feedback of the community after release?
It was better than expected. I wouldínt have meant that so many people would be interested
in a Bot for RtCW, meanwhile itís already some years old.
At first I thought about offering the Mod on my private Webapace (2 GB Traffic),
fortunately I didnít!
Is WolfBot 1.0 finished or do you want to release further versions and upgrade it regularly?
In any case! I am not content with the current version of the WolfBot at all.
I still have got some ideas to put into practice,
but the next version will be only a bugfix and there wonít be new features.
Which knowledge does such a project require and how much time did you invest?
The Programming by itself took 6 or 8 weeks. The time before I worked on a Q3A Mod
and therefore I knew the RtCW code (which is similar to the Q3A Code) well.
What do you think about the current discussion in the Community... RtCW vs. ET ?
I play quite rarely online, and I didnít test ET already, so I canít say anything about this topic.
In this context the next question: Will there be a "WolfBot for ETď programmed by you?
No. At least not in the near future.
I am not ready with WolfBot yet and it will take a few months to upgrade it.
As far as I know another team is programming bots for Enemy Territory,
so perhaps there will be some ET bots soon.
Might you still greet somebody?
Botman and Count Floyd even if they donít know who I am. :-)
Without the possibility to be able to throw every now and then a look into the Source Code of HPB or POD bot,
WolfBot Would not have been developed.
I say thank you, to spend me Your time for the interview and hope we hear more of you, cu...
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