NetLogo User Community Models
by Noah Thoron (Submitted: 03/10/2011)
WHAT IS IT?
This is a reproduction of the Light Bikes from Tron. Being a two player game, there are two players, a red player and a blue player. They lay down a colored trail, and when they run in to a trail, their own, or the other player's, they will crash.
HOW IT WORKS
Turtles do not own any values, but patches own blue and red countdowns that let it change color, from black to red or blue.
HOW TO USE IT
Setup and Go do what they say.
THINGS TO NOTICE
If you pause while speeding up or slowing down, your car will jump across the screen. Also, if you speed up, then slow down, with out stoping speeding up, then you will get the effects from both.
THINGS TO TRY
Try changing the turn angle, and use different speeds for the acceleration and deceleration values. Once you have mastered basic controls, try the advanced ones.
EXTENDING THE MODEL
I attempted to make the model as editable as possible, while being not too complex. I also wanted to leave room for improvment. You can make a slider to set the speed, a better way to speed up and slow down, add more players, hook it up to the hub-net (I would really like to see this), make it more faithful to the movie, or write an AI.
This section could point out any especially interesting or unusual features of NetLogo that the model makes use of, particularly in the Procedures tab. It might also point out places where workarounds were needed because of missing features.
This section could give the names of models in the NetLogo Models Library or elsewhere which are of related interest.
CREDITS AND REFERENCES
This is all original code, though the idea to make this came from a friend, and the concept came from the Disney Corporation. Authored by Noah Thoron.
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