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Oliver Schroeder wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tuesday 06 November 2007 07:56:22 Durk Talsma wrote:
>> On Monday 05 November 2007 16:50, Csaba Halász wrote:
>>> Yeah! How about setting up an mp-server feeding in real traffic? Or
>>> even just AI? So that every client would see the same traffic.
>> Note: This is moving into a slightly different topic, but still interesting
>> enough to mention, I hope.
>> I've been thinking about this idea for some time now; separate out
>> the "intelligent part of the AI code" into a separate program, and run this
>> as a dedicated standalone program that feeds aircraft positions into
>> flightgear. This would solve many initialization problems, because the
>> server could run completely independently of FlightGear itself.
> I really think, setting up a mp-client which feeds traffic is the right way 
> to 
> go. That way it does not matter, if the traffic is real or artificial. And 
> best of all, flightgear itself does not need any changes at all.

I'd be a bit concerned about the performance implications of this approach. If 
intent is to run this program on the same machine as FlightGear, then there 
will need
to be a fair amount of tuning to make sure that the real-time FlightGear 
isn't affected and that the AI program isn't starved at the same time. My 
impression is
that the traffic manager is quite CPU intensive; perhaps that's skewed by 

It's still a good idea to have a separate program as an option, and many people 
several computers laying around. But do think about the single machine case too,
especially in the context of wanting to work well on three operating systems 
Windows, OS X).

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