One of the useful methods to test robots on a fast machine is to change
etc/sysdef REALITY from 10 (the default) to 100.  This lets the robots
fight it out in a universe that runs at ten times the normal speed.

Beware, don't play in a universe with a REALITY other than 10, or your
reaction times are retrained for that universe, and you become less
useful in the standard universe.

Setting REALITY to 1 makes things ten times slower.  This can be useful
to test border cases.

Taking a cambot recording of the test lets you go back and verify that
things worked as you planned.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at