whamm!   Albania. Jan 12 2017 01:51. Posts 11608
I've been playing these for 2 years now on and off for fun and surely they did suck e.g. falling for the "worker" exploit, bad micro and wasting units a lot - overall retarded really. Over time though and more recently I checked out the AIs being developed by a lot of people and it seems it can beat a really bad, iccup d player pretty easily. Still no "adaptive" strategies but I'm sure it'll get there somehow and it will be soon, you can actually play these AIs, but only single player (even I think that will change into lan soon). I'll post how later
There's also a "Man vs Machine" tourney now that pits Iccup D up to C+ against an AI
Here's a more recent update between the Top AI's TSCMOO(multi-race), KRASIO(T), KILLERBOT(Z), LETABOT (T)
Of course even a slow ass player like me can beat the bots over time, but I look for patterns in the replays so it's kind of unfair really. Killerbot was the easiest bot to install so I'd try using that. There's also some new Terran bots which are compatible with the new BWAPI so try those out as well, had trouble how to make Leta, Krasi0 and TSCMoo work, but I'm sure it's there in the older BWAPI and I'd appreciate it if someone here can tell me how
Some solid but older A.I.s don't work with the new API releases so take note of that, the number of newer, better A.I.s coming out is worth more than the older ones though, and some other older ones are updated to be compatible with the new APIs anyway.
Tutorial on how to use the AI - it takes a bit of tinkering but is easy enough, if you follow everything correctly and it doesn't work it's probably just incompatible with the new BWAPI so dont' sweat it too much and just pick a newer A.I.
On January 12 2017 02:28 FMLuser wrote:
Have any of these developers written papers on exactly how the AI is functioning? what it prioritizes? Are they using some type of parallel processing?
I'm pretty sure the A.I. community can answer that better, but if you ask me there's probably a ton out there already. They've got an FB page which I joined and it's all they discuss (I don't understand most of what they talk about) https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwapi/
Floofy   Canada. Jan 13 2017 09:16. Posts 8583
Insane how this AI is clearly way superior to SC2's AI. Blizz needs to stop slacking off.
james9994: make note dont play against floofy, ;(
ToT)MidiaN(   United Kingdom. Jan 13 2017 12:52. Posts 4941
First game was pretty cool
whamm!   Albania. Jan 13 2017 21:45. Posts 11608
It's a bit of a pain in the ass to run older AIs, you need the older BWAPI which is cumbersone
The newer BWAPIs and AIs are much easier here's a tip: Probably best to use older windows like win7, win10 is doable but there's more to tinker with
Download the latest BWAPI and install the exe,
Run Chaos launcher in administrator mode
Use the multi-instance Chaos launcher, since you will be launching two instances of BW like a fake Lan in one pc, click the new "Local PC" option created, instead of the usual UDP then after launching the first BW, launch another and "join" your first created game if it appears in the lobby
Download IronBot,Killerbot (the easiest to run)
, edit the ini file in BWAPI e.g. put the name of the AIs .dll file
Took me ages before getting something to run lol, they mix the old and new bots together with no forum comments to help me out with the questions
BWAPI latest exe (This has it's own Chaoslauncher included in the install so don't use your older ones, you'll need this for the multi-instance of running two games in one machine)
Then point to your sc folder so that it launches the right exe (i have two sc folders, one for netplay and one for AIs coz it causes conflicts) https://github.com/bwapi/bwapi/releases/download/v4.1.2/BWAPI_412_Setup.exe