One of the contest is the Maze with robots. This program is intended to be the maze generator according to the specific rules of the contest. It is compiled and executed on the big screen just in the beginning of the competition and the real maze is configured with the walls as shown on the big screen.
The source code is published so that you can study and generate mazes in order to audit the program and practice with maze configurations similar to the competition ones.
Prepare the environment
You need a GNU/Linux distribution and Mono.NET runtime to execute the Maze Generator. Current version is fully tested with Debian.
Get the precompiled binary file from Github:
Maximize the terminal window to view all the maze on screen.
Run the Maze Generator
The precompiled binary is Mono.NET 4.5 compatible. Try to execute it with the command:
If something was wrong with the command, you probably need the Mono runtime. Debian flavours provide a Mono package and it is easy to install:
sudo apt-get install mono-complete
See the official How to install Mono if you have another OS distro.
Note for Windoze and Osex users: it should work from a console. However, we do NOT offer support for privative operating systems.
Compile the Maze Generator
Source code includes a OshwdemMazes.sln file. Install MonoDevelop, open it and build the project. It generates a new binary under the bin folder.
To install MonoDevelop:
sudo apt-get install monodevelop
Version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3). See LICENSE.txt.
Command line forever!
Massive maze generation
Generate 10 mazes and save them in a file:
for T in $(seq 10) ; do echo "Thanks" | mono MazeGenerator.exe >> mazes.txt ; done
Show and save at the same time
Save the maze in a file at the moment of generation:
mono MazeGenerator.exe | tee -a mazes.txt
Bug reports or suggestions are welcome.