This thread will be used to publish updates to the VIQRC Full Volume Game Manual.
Please start a separate thread in this forum for unofficial discussion of any of these changes. For any official questions, please post in the official VIQRC Full Volume Q&A.
On June 14th, 2022, Version 0.2 of the VIQRC Full Volume Game Manual was released, and the following changes were made:
Updated rule G5 to correct metric conversions
Updated typo in rule SG1 to be Goals I and II
Updated Figure 18 to provide further clarity to SG1
Updated rule SG3 to include G10 interactions
Updated rule R4a to state that Robots may only start a Match contacting the Floor and Field Perimeter
Updated rule R6 to include VEX CTE
The next manual update, Version 1.0, will occur on June 27th, 2023.
On June 27th, 2023, Version 1.0 of the VIQRC Full Volume Game Manual was released, and the following changes were made:
Added a new bullet to T11 to clarify that the Field Reset Pins are optional
Added R16 to provide regulations on VEX IQ Pneumatics
Minor typo fixes
The next manual update, Version 2.0, will occur on August 1st, 2023.
On August 1st, 2023, Version 2.0 of the VIQRC Full Volume Game Manual was released, and the following changes were made:
- Updated G2 to clarify intent
By definition, all Violations of this rule become Score Affecting as soon as a Robot which was built by an Adult scores points in a Match.
- Added a blue box to G11 to give notice to the addition of a third Drive Team member for the 2024-2025 VIQRC game
Note: The 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 VIQRC games will include a third Drive Team member. This will be a non-Driver role that will focus on human “match load” interactions with Game Objects. More information will be available when the 2024-2025 VIQRC Game Manual is released in May 2024.
- Updated SG1 and R16 to allow pre-charging of pneumatics
Have no motors or other mechanisms in motion or “running” until the Match begins. Pre-charging a pneumatic system (i.e., having the Pneumatic Pump running prior to the Match) is the only permitted exception to this rule.
Note: There is no limit on the number of Pneumatic Cylinders or Pneumatic Control Units that may be used, provided that no other rules are violated. There are no restrictions on running the Pneumatic Pump prior to (or during) Matches.
- Updated SG2 to clarify how Robots should be measured horizontally
Robots may not expand horizontally beyond the 11” x 20” starting dimension limit at any time during a Match. This “horizontal” measurement is made relative to the Robot’s starting orientation; it is not “absolutely horizontal” relative to the Floor.
Added a new figure to SG2 to illustrate the above change
Updated R15 to include the cutting of pneumatic tubing
Updated T1e to clarify that a Head Referee may only watch one Match at a time
Every Qualification Match and Finals Match must be watched by a Head Referee. Head Referees may only watch one Match at a time; if multiple Matches are happening simultaneously on separate fields, each field must have its own Head Referee.
- Minor typo / formatting fixes
The next manual update, Version 2.1, will occur on October 3rd, 2023.