Option in engine to start game immediately


I am under the impression that engine.jar waits 3 seconds for AI’s to initialize, so that their initialization isn’t counted towards time penalty when doing tiebreaks (am I correct?)

In any case, I think it would be quite useful to have a command line option to turn that off for local runs. When I’m running locally it’s annoying to wait 3 seconds for no good reason, and if I’m mining data by running games automatically these 3 seconds add up.

Thank you for this interesting contest!


I’ll look into adding this as a config variable.