SPOILERS CONTINUE: (getting a little OT, and a little more technical, but with some practical advice too)
> Can I safely asume that 'normal speed' can vary according to the behavioural 'type' set on each particular Pleo rb?
The Pleo's unique DNA and current property settings (including moods, feed level etc) don't change the global performance speed like the age/stage.
These other properties usually influence what the Pleo will do.
For example: if your Pleo is hungry or injured, it will refuse to do most commands, or if it will perform a totally different motion (acting sick or tired).
> Does that list above apply as well to the pleo 1.x versions or only to the pleo RB?
Only the PleoRB.
See above. The 1.x (and PM2) versions of the personality have simplified personalities, and evolve to Juvenile (100% speed) very quickly.
> Btw where do you get all that information from? or better, how?
I wrote my own Pawn disassembler (back in the 1.0 days). I've updated it to the PleoPM quirks so you can figure out most of what is going on if you take time to look.
It is a little tedious since you are looking at Pawn opcodes (a stack based machine with 2 registers).
A better solution would be for Innov to open source the PleoPM personality. It isn't that much Pawn code. It would help for users to understand the logic (eg: why isn't is letting me record its name?) and also would make it easier to shadow resources and for the hard core people, rebuild a complex custom personality without having to start from scratch.http://bobthepleo.com/forums/index.php?topic=905.0
I'll be updating my website soon for people interested in the more technical aspects of the PleoRB.
BTW: I don't know what's the official name for PLEOPM. I usually call it the default personality. It is stored inside the Pleo's DataFlash drive and fills most of it. It is mostly sounds and motions (3.5MB in the old versions, 7.2MB in the PleoRB version)
Q: why isn't is letting me record its name?
A: it has to be old enough, and it must not injured, and the PleoRB's mood, physical, emotion, health and feed levels must be over 30%. Also the Pleo's general obedience level decides how many times you may need to ask.
The upcoming 'statsRB' program will let you see your PleoRB's current properties on your computer and will warn you of this case (FWIW: it even helped me - I was feeding mine the wrong green leaf)