If you start a race with the normal display mode, you will be able to accelerate the simulation time up to a 4X speed with respect to real time, i.e., you will be able to simulate 1 hour of racing in 15 minutes. Instead, using the results only display mode, the simulation speed will be limited only by the speed of your machine, the client/server communication overhead and the time required by your driver bot to compute its action. In our tests we reached almost a 30x speed-up, i.e., you can simulate 1 hour of racing in approximately 2 minutes.
Computational Intelligence in Games
Here is some very simple Java code that demonstrates how to connect to the TORCS server-bot and parse its messages. My apologies for not offering a complete Java client and example training algorithms at this point, but it’s soon to follow, trust me. This is at least something to get you started.
Now the feed for the WCCI 2008 is working too.
Click on the feed icon near the WCCI2008 category.