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Offline Ammeh

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Permanent Sims
« on: October 01, 2010, 07:12:36 AM »
Okay, one major flaw in IM at the moment is that there are rarely other sims on, and when you shut your sim, all progress on IM mode is wasted.

Now, since I moved into my uni flat, I don't have to pay electricity and internet is unlimited, I was thinking about setting up a sim running 24/7. I wont be setting it up just yet, but there'll be two big sims both with:
F1 costs
200 veg limit
2 nrg/cycle
sun up/down every 1000 cycles
1x mutation rate

I'm not going to seed them with anything, just let what comes in flourish. Depending on monies, I might add another few sims later on.

Any suggestions/thoughts?  :happy:

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 10:45:01 AM »
I've been meaning to do the same thing. Then I keep forgetting. I will get some online. Later...  :dry:

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 11:35:41 AM »
CAN PROGRAM BE SET TO RUN AS SCREENSAVER AND WHEN SHUTS DOWN SAVES EVERYTHING ON HARD DRIVE AND THEN STARTS AGAIN FROM RECORDED POSITIONS?

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 12:47:40 PM »
It's not set up to work like that at the moment.  But you can just run it all the time and set it's priority to low/idle through task manager.  I did that for a few months on a zerobot sim I had.  It's kind of a pain in the ass when you want to restart but otherwise no issues.

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 02:34:10 AM »
Got the box set up, just need to grab another NIC cos my uni connection apparently isn't allowed more than one PC. Should be running by tonight in theory :)

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 07:18:48 AM »
And they're up :)

2 sims running 24/7. Who's gonna dominate IM now then?

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 03:16:38 AM »
TRIPLE POST!  :P

If I'm gonna be able to keep  the sims running for more than a few hours unnattended, we're really gonna have to work on stability. DBIM keeps crashing out, and DB itself keeps throwing the "Out of Memory" error.

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 12:24:21 PM »
I wrote an exception handling class a while back, I'll slap that onto DBIM, it will give some more information on the crash. Any more info on why Darwinbots crashes though?

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 06:22:56 PM »
Nothing really. Just "Error. Out of memory" dialogue.

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 02:50:58 AM »
Added a dialog box that pops up and tells you why the program is about to crash.

Also, I think your "Out of memory" error may have something to do with having 17,000+ bots in a simulation. Could be wrong though. ;)

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Re: Permanent Sims
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 04:05:15 PM »
OK, my sim is up online also, will leave it overnight...
There is only one alga that receives 10000 NRG/cycle so bots must defend it, it's like an oasis in desert...
At the moment there is only animal minimalis...
Oh and F1 costs and 1/32 mutations