The Dawn of Skirmish WA Advanced AI Mod v1.8 is here!
**ATTENTION** This is meant for Dawn of War WINTER ASSAULT ONLY! No other versions will work as it will error out if you try to run on anything other than the expansion!
Meet the Cast: Thudo (Thudmeizer)..>> Team Lead/Coder/Gfx/Bonafied Cheerleader ArkhanTheBlack......>> Lead Coder/Scripter LarkinVB............>> Lead Coder/Scripter/Beta Tester Corsix..............>> Coder Slash...............>> Beta Tester FinalDeath..........>> Beta Tester Zenoth..............>> Beta Tester QuietDeath..........>> Beta Tester JBird...............>> Beta Tester Catachan............>> Beta Tester
Introduction ============ Prepare for a more enhanced Dawn Of War/Winter Assault Skirmish Experience!
This project started after the release of Dawn Of War with the intent to bring to the global DoW community a more intense and satisfying AI opponent on the field of war. We hope you will agree that has been achieved with the understanding more is to be done in the future. Our work continues to evolve and in the coming months will make current efforts pale in comparison. However, you have to start somewhere and hot damn what a jumpstart!
Its been a slice from start to, well, continuing! We're so looking forward to enhancing the AI even further in the coming months!
A Personal Thanks ================= At this time I would like to personally thank all the participating members of the team:
ArkhanTheBlack, LarkinVB, Excedrin, and Corsix, as well as our beta testers (all who keep our work "in-perspective" and "on-track" with our ultimate goals of achieving the most competitive DoW AI opponent we can create!).
Its through your dedication, patience, and technical expertise that allowed the work to commence and prosper. Without you fellers, there'd be a pittence of work compared to the greatness this project has become. We've come a long way and do sincerely hope to continue our expert correspondance into the future of the product.
Disclaimer ========== This is to acknowledge that we take no personal responsibility for any hardware damage or data corruption brought forth by the use or installation of this DoW modification. As used, this modification works "as is" and has been thoroughly tested and should not cause any major problems. In the event, however, that something serious does occur, it is up to the user(s) of their computer(s) to make appropriate backups before any attempt is made to install the following DoW modification. Use at your own risk.
Whats In The Package? ==================== o Main Installation Package containing the Enhanced DoW AI scripts (contains ONLY those .ai files that our team altered) o Dawn Of Skirmish WA v1.8 README.txt (what your reading) o *NEW* Doc folder containing information how to add your own faction to the AI project.
Installation ============ Piece of Cake! Run the executable and it will extract to where your is.
Once installed, run the newly placed shortcut on your desktop "Dawn Of Skirmish WA v1.8" or from StartMenu/Programs/"Dawn Of War Skirmish AI Mod". You will know if the modification is running when on the top-left section of the Dawn Of War Main Menu it will display: Dawn Of Skirmish v1.75.
To uninstall this modification, go back to StartMenu/Programs/"Dawn Of War WA Skirmish AI Mod" and choose "Remove Dawn Of Skirmish AI Mod" to remove the modification from Dawn Of War.
This version of the AI mod will NOT work on the original versions of Dawn of War (v1.40) so PLEASE update to the Winter Assault expansion! We have not fully tested this under the older v1.40 game-code so we don't support it currently.
v1.8 Changes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o v1.50 certified - works with latest game code! o New AI control panel (allows for the adjustment of various settings for each difficulty (Exe + Readme in AI folder) o Improved early harassing o Improved allied support o Improved capturing behaviour o Improved AI attack and defense o Powerful AI's can split their forces to support allies
Thanks to everyone on the team for you incredibly hard work getting this compatible with all the major balance changes in WinterAssault and thanks to you, the community, for your patience!
I'll try to have more links up but use the one above for now!
Now DAMN IT go get owned!
okayt so is this going to be like other ai "improvements", where the ai hands your ass to you on a plate in the first six minutes after man rushing you with stuff they shouldnt be able to get , or is it acutally fair. liike what kind of playtesting has been done in that is the ai scalable or something along those lines
Its scales don't worry.. EASY and STANDARD are tamed/toned down compared to HARD and up.
wat about invisibility, can the ai's scouts use their stealth?
Nope.. thats on Relic's "to do" list. Thats the same as why the AI cannot use the Squiggoth's Rampage or the Eldar's Shroud building options. Then again.. why does the AI need to use the Scout's Stealth anyway? It can see the entire map. All AIs for almost every PC RTS out there can. :(
okkkkay, either i downloaded this thing wrong or somethin is wrong with the mod. i just fought IG with orks on insane, and i can tell the difference when a computer is on insane or not. this thing was like on easy, wat is the problem?
Did you run the v1.8 Skirmish AI shortcut from the desktop? In the main menu of the game does it say "Dawn of Skirmish AI v1.8" at the top-left? Also.. map did you play? Make sure all these things work as mentioned in the announcement text which started this thread.
this mod is amazing. keep up the good work.
Thanks for the kudos Mr. StormThruster! :D
Btw, what did you like about it? Details?
i just like the way that it keeps you on your toes. cuz with the relic AI, they rush you once or twice and then leave you alone for the rest of the game. with this, you have to stay alert and build up a decent defence. and it takes a lot more planning. i was playing on a map that i downloaded. temple of blood. and i could not crack the enemy defence. no matter how hard i tried. i could not kill them off. and i really like how you made it so the computer dosnt store their army in your base. and dawn of skirmish works really well with the heroes rpg mod.