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Author: firechief | Created: 2017-03-13 10:18:08
Subject: I hope berniw_2004 is updated for pro mode...
Just ran some test races with it on alpine-1, and it wasn't pretty. It usually failed to complete the first lap on cold tyres, instead finding itself facing 90 degrees into a side wall & just sitting there going nowhere, which was a disaster for other cars.

Here's an example: http://i.imgur.com/rXgu9XS.jpg

While berniw_2004 has always been there for entertainment value & nostalgia's sake, I'm hoping we don't see races that are decided because this capricious old robot decides to take out one or more of the leaders, or block the track so completely that everyone ends up trapped in a massive traffic jam. Its also a bit of a menace at the start, divebombing into the cars in front because (again) it doesn't understand cold tyres - although I fear we might see a lot of this, not just from the berniws.
Last Edited: 2017-03-13 10:38:30 by firechief
    Author: joe | Created: 2017-03-13 17:36:52
    Subject: Re: I hope berniw_2004 is updated for pro mode...
    What about a flying start with warm up lap?
    Last Edited: 2017-03-13 17:36:52 by joe
      Author: firechief | Created: 2017-03-13 22:29:53
      Subject: Re: I hope berniw_2004 is updated for pro mode...
      Our races don't have warm-up laps, we'll all be starting on cold tyres. If a robot doesn't know to slow down in proportion to tyre temperature, it _will_ cause crashes on the first corner - and do a lot of damage to itself & others until its boots are warmed up.
      Last Edited: 2017-03-13 22:29:53 by firechief
    Author: joe | Created: 2017-03-13 17:40:37
    Subject: Re: I hope berniw_2004 is updated for pro mode...
    Last Edited: 2017-03-13 18:03:01 by joe