Running multiple separate scripts simultaneously

Asked by Bozhidar Tenkov on 2020-12-12

I'm trying to run a script for a browser game but I want to run more than 1 at a time and I want to still be able to use my computer for other things. I've tried running the scripts in separate virtual machines and that works but I want to know if there is another easier or less resource intensive way to do this .

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2020-12-15
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2020-12-15
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2020-12-14
Best RaiMan (raimund-hocke) said : #1

virtual machines is the easiest way.
Another way might be programming a subprocess scenario, where mouse and keyboard usage are coordinated between the subprocesses. Very challenging and hence not a feature of SikuliX.

When scripts are running on a real machine, you cannot use the machine for normal work. You have to live with that.

OK. Thanks .

Simon Plivav (simpliv742) said : #3

Hi BT, I am interested in what you wrote as "I've tried running the scripts in separate virtual machines and that works...". I thought SikuliX needs a hardware screen to work. So, when you ran your VMs, did you have a corresponding number of computer monitors hooked up, or did you split a screen into subscreens for each VM and worked with those regions?

Best!
Simon

I didn't use any additional monitors or anything special at all . I just run the VM and minimize it and it works perfectly. If it's not working for you maybe you can try a different hypervisor . I'm using VMware Workstation 16 Pro