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Old 21st Oct 2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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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:
http://www.moddb.com/members/foxunit...s/as2k4-ai-mod
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:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?...p=sharing#list (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.

Enjoy!
~fox

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Old 22nd Oct 2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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Yes, but can the AI make snarky and topical comments over voice chat?
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Old 22nd Oct 2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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Human players can't even do that.
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Old 22nd Oct 2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by Moses2k: ( link to 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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Old 27th Nov 2010, 01:18 PM   #5
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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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Old 29th Nov 2010, 03:45 PM   #6
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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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Old 8th Jul 2014, 08:54 PM   #7
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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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2g080bazt...AS2k4-foxAI.7z

Enjoy!
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Old 23rd May 2016, 06:47 PM   #8
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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.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...p=sharing#list

Enjoy!
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Old 29th May 2016, 09:51 AM   #9
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No problem, man. We're happy to see the game getting love.
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