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    foxAI - better bots for AS2k4

    Hey gang, I wrote up a quick edit to the AoMarineAIController class in AoAI.u that allows the following:
    * AI can fire while moving
    * AI can shoot anywhere on the screen a player can, and efficiently so
    * AI follow using a 1-2-3-4 line formation for less movement issues
    * AI crouch and walk according to their leader
    * AI still prioritize the angles you set when you leave them holding

    This was originally intended for personal use, but I figured I'd share it here as well. Unfortunately, I haven't taken the time to figure out how to get this in mutator form, so it is NOT compatible with players not using the mod as well (as it is a replacement AoAI.u package and will yield a "version mismatch" error). So back up your vanilla AoAI.u!

    For a demonstration of the new AI, see this video:
    This is a 07:50 run of AO-ReactorCore on Insane with 3 bots. The medic bot was not harmed at all during the run and scored a Perfect medal.

    Download: (updated link)

    The follow code can sometimes look a little quirky with 4 or more marines following one dude, but it functions pretty efficiently and AI divide up firing angles fairly well following in a line.

    If anyone wants to turn these edits into a mutator, please feel free. I'm not sure what the policies are of distributing edited package code, but hopefully everyone's cool with it.

    Last edited by fox Unit 01; 23rd May 2016 at 07:43 PM. Reason: Dead link; I closed my Dropbox long ago

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    Member Moses2k's Avatar
    Oct 2004
    Was actually here before Fuzz
    Yes, but can the AI make snarky and topical comments over voice chat?

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    Member Fuzzy Bunny's Avatar
    Sep 2004
    In before Moses
    Human players can't even do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moses2k View Post
    Yes, but can the AI make snarky and topical comments over voice chat?
    No, but the Counter-Strike: Source bots do and it freaks me out. :P

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    Excellent idea, sir! You can be sure I'll try this as soon as possible, as I love the SP mode and the bots were my biggest gripe with the original mod.

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    Tested and approved! Now, bot management is a lot less tedious in single-player. That doesn't mean it's no longer hard, mind you; you still have to micro your squad a lot.

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    Bit late on this, but I realized this has been missing for a while from our old hosting.

    For anyone interested, this may now be found here:


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    I hate to necro this, but I've updated the link again. This time it's on my drive where it shall remain until the end of the internet.


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    Member Moses2k's Avatar
    Oct 2004
    Was actually here before Fuzz
    No problem, man. We're happy to see the game getting love.

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