Author: firechief | Created: 2017-09-18 03:30:19
Subject: Dirt-3 Review & Observations
As is tradition, here's my photo diary: https://imgur.com/a/4WFav
On a personal note, I do see that some people may (or may not) have installed some robots incorrectly. For example, Replicant failed qualifying for W-D and fa1, USR also failed qualifying for W-D and DanDroid for fa1. Why? We don't know, as the unexpected behaviour was ignored and the races went ahead :\
I'm glad there were enough of us submitting results to balance this out, but I would ask in future that if you see something unexpected like that, please raise it on the forums before proceeding - if you don't, you may not only be needlessly pulling someone else's results down, but you'll also deprive yourself of seeing the best possible race with every robot performing as its author intended.
There have been plenty of occasions this season where we've helped each other out by finding & including bug fixes, making tweaks to config files to prevent pit errors etc, downloading bots from google drive shares ... its created a really nice atmosphere. Lets keep it going :)
I also saw a wide disparity in qualy times for wdbee. For example, a second difference in wdbee's fast lap on Tim/W-D's machines versus mine, fa1's and Danny's. That's considerable - I'd really like to know why it happened that way, as I'm sure W-D would too. Maybe its something to do with you guys using antique Visual Studio versions? Though I didn't see the same thing with Tiger and Mouse.
Hint: I know both Tim & W-D need 2008 for other reasons, but I'm not sure if you're aware that multiple versions can be installed on the one computer - they do co-exist peacefully. I've not yet gotten TORCS building on VS 2015 or 2017 due to the 3rd party libraries in torcs/windows/lib being outdated, but 2013 works fine and can be downloaded from https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/older-downloads/
Last Edited: 2017-09-18 09:32:27 by