Tron 3.11 seems broken in current Robocode/Java versions?
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I'm unsure why, but I'm noticing that Tron 3.11 is currently broken under Robocode 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, but not in Robocode 22.214.171.124. This is unfortunate and I doubt Tron is truly the only bot affected.
Looks like there's some incompatible change in the logic of robot name in 126.96.36.199, and anything depend on that is broken to some degree. This frequently happens to bots with Team capacity.