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Old January 25th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: Curious about Dominions? how the AI thinks? which AI is best/worst?

OK if anyone has been watching, the last couple of tests have been messed up. Im trying to get the test runs to the point of being fairly automatic, and not getting in the way of other programs that are running.

Two things added are MiniScore.txt which gives that turns active nations, their provinces, and the real turn number (since the scores.html stops counting at 250). Also a results.txt which will record the turn that a nation drops out of the game. I will be cleaning that up abit such as not having it record each turn number but just the ones someone dropped out. And possibly ignoring Indepts and Special Monsters since they can drop out, come back, drop out again, etc.

We may get some test runs that have to be trashed as I try to find a way to get them to play nice with other programs. I will try setting a "nice" setting. If Dom3 doesnt recognize that then I may have to have it shutdown at night and restart in the morning. The scripts for all this are getting pretty messy so I might start over to try and consolidate them all into just a few scripts with many options in them.
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As much as I like providing game logs for people to look at who otherwise would never see one, Im afraid that I will have to kill that part of this project.

Last night this latest test created a log 29 gigs large and was still trying to continue. It got in the way of other things on the system (the people in the online worlds are VERY unhappy at lost saves).

Again I will mention for people to be careful with using the debug switch. This was on a medium sized game and the lowest setting (-d) that this happened.

I will look into having the game logs write to the backup drive since that filling up would not cause the same problems. I can do a check on the size before copying it to the view directory and just write a tiny game.log that says "File Too Big" if its too big to move to the active drive. Then at least people can view the logs for most of the testings. But it might take abit to iron that out and get it into place.

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