|Configuring & Tweaking DogsLife:
The DogsLife Console (or DogCon) permits changing various settings, and
is found in the memory stick "CUSTOM" folder. The following
can be configured:
You can configure the volume to be off, quiet, normal, loud,
or maximum. Normal volume is recommended.
normally learns if its a boy or girl from praise (ie: Good Boy or
Girl). However, if you have multiple AIBO's and want to avoid
confusion, this setting locks in the gender. Gender affects
the probability of DogsLife doing various things, and how territory is
See Ball Sound
DogCon offers various replacements for those people driven mad
by the "to-la-de-do to-do" charge melody.
The default camera settings normally work well. However,
if your environment is unusually bright or dark, adjusting the camera
settings manually might improve AIBO ability to see the ball & self
is an advanced override, and isn't recommended unless
you're familar with AIBO camera adjustment. You can easily
make things worse. The manual camera settings overrides
DogsLife's ability to auto-sense colors (particularly when
The available camera settings fields are:
- Camera Balance (1=inside, 2=outside, 3=flourescent)
- Camera Gain (1=low, 2=medium, 3=high)
- Camera Shutter Speed (1=slow, 2=medium, 3=fast)
You must enable "Manual Camera Settings" before the
above fields are available.
Disable Name Registration
Nothing is worse than losing a perfect name
capture. Sometimes AIBO incorrectly "hears" the
name-registration command, and overwrites the capture. Once
you've taught DogsLife its name (and your name), disable name
registration to prevent such problems.
Disable Roll Over
DogsLife can rollover on command, and sometimes does it
himself (I guess it feels good). If you run DogsLife on a
hard floor surface, this behavior might not be desirable.
DogsLife learns & forgets things based on his experience,
praise & scolding. If you want to prevent DogsLife from ever
forgetting anything, enable elephant mode.
The status pane shows how much DogsLife has learned &
forgotten, and any endurance gains or loss. Endurance
indicates how active your AIBO is (1 to 100). AIBO gets tired
faster with low endurance. High endurance means you've a
soccer & exploration maniac on your hands.