Tron 3.11 seems broken in current Robocode/Java versions?
I'm unsure why, but I'm noticing that Tron 3.11 is currently broken under Robocode 18.104.22.168 and OpenJDK 11. It seems to always start up in "Reference" or "Challenge" mode, never in "Normal" mode. This is the reason for Tron's recent underperformance against updated/new rumble entrants. Need to figure out the cause of this. There's a good chance this could point to a regression in Robocode.
UPDATE: Confirmed that Tron is working fine in 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199, but not in Robocode 188.8.131.52. This is unfortunate and I doubt Tron is truly the only bot affected.