literumble needs update
I use 184.108.40.206 since it the latest from which rumble accept stats.
I would prefer 220.127.116.11 since it seems to have a faster graphics in comparison to newer versions and I like to use for my internal program/debug/observe cycle.
If you go to the rumble statistic page you will see: Allowed Robocode versions: ['18.104.22.168', '22.214.171.124']
I have a similar problem: When I used 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, everything worked fine. Now I (accidentaly) updated my Robocode to 184.108.40.206 and I cannot upload RoboRumble battles any more! It simply does not work with 220.127.116.11 and I dont know what to do...
Does anybody have an idea how I could get it working again?
The reason only 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 are allowed is because they both have a bug which affects the scores, giving top bots a slightly lower score. If we want to switch to new versions we will have to delete all data and start fresh, because new versions fix the bug.
I think it is better to allow newer version to participate and to regenerate stats. It might boost number of contributors.
Robocode is hard enough to start. Not everyone will have enough patience to see that it requires older version for rumble. Besides it is better to debug/prototype a bot with the same version of robocode and rumble.
I also think it's definitely better to switch to new versions, because if we still wait longer, the statistics will be more and more out-dated.
Most people probably already updated their Robocode version like me, and as I see, very few people uploaded battles in the last month (I am also waiting for my new bot Remedy to appear in the stats for 2 weeks now, but I cannot upload battles :( ). So the earlier, the better.
Cb, you should see stats for your bot now.
I previously excluded it in my client, since earlier version of Remedy use to hang. Since I was the only one who were uploading new battles you were excluded from updates. Now it should be fine, just make sure that in future your bot does not have to many skipped turns which is a sign of slow and non responsive bot.
Suggestion about switching to newer versions.
If literumble kept separate average scores for each version on each pairing, it could support multiple versions at the same time.
And, maybe, using the version of the last upload on each pairing as the main version. Contributors could gradually upgrade their clients without need to reset the whole database.
Unused old version stats could be deleted after some time to free space.