As of September 3 2003 MacOSX has a Java 1.4.1 (Update 1) that can render Robocode at the same (even better) speeds as Java 1.3.1. This means I can run thos BrokenBots too! (If it wasn't for Jim I could have been unknowing for quite a while more. Thanks Jim!) -- PEZ
Clarification: I have problems with just about every version of Robocode I have. I'll outline the setups and my problems with them below:
I'm afraid that I don't know how to set java to use only one processor - I can't find anything on google or the ADC. If someone can tell me how to do so, I can try.
OS X and Java Graphics applications are a dog together. I and other people have been discussing this in various forums. I should compile the findings on the wiki instead... However the Java 1.3.1 crashing issue. On my Mac it crashes as well and it's a single processer PowerBook G4. But only when I switch on visible radar scans. -- PEZ
On my old AMD2000 (1.66 GHz) PC, rebuilding the Robocode cache for a few hundred bots takes like 30-45 minutes. On my new MacBook (Intel Core Duo 2GHz), it takes like less than a minute. Can anybody tell me how long this takes on an Intel Windows PC? I'm wondering if it's just the hardware, or something with Apple's optimized version of Java, or what... You'd basically just delete .robotcache and robot.database, and restart Robocode - be ready for it to take a while if you're testing this just for me, but I know at least Martin has done this before. -- Voidious
On my 1GHz P3 it takes about four minutes, note though that I only have the current participants (~435) present in my robots directory. (every week I walk through the directory and delete older versions) -- GrubbmGait
Thanks for the info - I guess it's the AMD processor or some other aspect of the hardware on my PC. -- Voidious
On the off chance anybody is interested, rebuilding the cache on the same machine under a fresh install of Linux was pretty swift, about 3-4 minutes. Perhaps some aspect of the 3 year old Windows XP install was at fault... -- Voidious