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Advanced Melee AI

Submitted by Strategy Master
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This tool originates from here (Site is now down)

Source code now available at: SMUnlimited/AMAI

AMAI is a mod/tool for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne made to improve the computer AI of the game in many possible ways.

AMAI will make it easier to edit the War3 AI, harder to beat and more fun.

The goal is to make a human like opponent or ally that both react on events and tries to insult you by chat taunts while playing in a more human like way.

V2.6.0 - Requirements
With commander - War3 1.32+ (reforged)
Without commander - Minimum War3 1.24+

How to play
AMAI 2.6 release comes with the standard AI scripts pre-built for you.

It is suggested to create a subfolder in your "maps" folder like "maps\AMAI" and copy the maps you intend to use AMAI with there. For Warcraft 1.30 onwards you need to use Casc Storages - Main page to extract a copy of official maps.

Use InstallTFTtoMap, or InstallROCtoMap, or InstallVAITFTtoMap to install AMAI to maps e.g InstallTFTToMap.bat "C:\mymap.w3m"

Advanced Melee AI is made to be used on 'melee' maps only so please don't try to use it on towerdefence or such, it will make no difference on such custom maps.

Note: You can use AMAI.exe to install AMAI to maps but you must have run MPQEditor htsize "C:\mymap.w3m" 64 to garuantee the AI will be installed correctly. The above mechanisms do this for you.

After installing AMAI on your map just start Warcraft3: RoC or TFT and play the map against and/or with computers to make use of AMAI.

V2.54
The original 10 year old version that supports 1.24 - 1.29 warcraft.
The download for 2.54 is the original edition for developers and is the version available for download on this site.
The player edition for all users is alternatively available to download here


NOTE: The old 2.5.4 zip is now password protected because Google Chrome is flagging it as malicious software. The password is amai. Note some of the dlls are flagged as virus generic false positives in 2020 due to there age, but they are false positives



Keywords:
Artificial Intelligence, AI
Contents

Advanced Melee AI 2.54 (Binary)

AMAI 2.6.0 (Binary)

Reviews
Moderator
AMAI is very, very good. Much better than any Blizzard AI. I love it. ==Update - 25/08/12== It has recently come to our attention that some antivirus softwares like Norton detect a virus in this, however, we can assure you that it is a false...
  1. AMAI is very, very good. Much better than any Blizzard AI. I love it.
    ==Update - 25/08/12==
    It has recently come to our attention that some antivirus softwares like Norton detect a virus in this, however, we can assure you that it is a false detection and that this tool is virus-free.
    ~The Hive Staff
     
  2. Craka_J

    Craka_J

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    Does this work also with Campaigns as well?
     
  3. Although you have a little clue on the good strats as you have hardly watched thousands of pro replays, I agree this can be useful only from the point that any imporvement on dumb computers is nice, it would be better if you consulted with someone who is aware of the best strats and add it in the prog. However, who still plays vs PCs anyway? They choose either bnet or some servers to play with people , not computers... and I guess this isn;t made for RPGs to be harder and for melee, thast why I say all this for the melee poinr.
     
  4. Strategy Master

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    @3.26ly: Best strats are all from a certain point of view. The current strategies are a combination of what makes AMAI work to its fullest (and this aint no small improvement). You can't just put a pro strategy in as AI cannot use the strategy effectivly. The current strategies are the best trade off. If you dont like the built in ones you can make your own.

    @Craka_J: Its built for melee but you can modify for mods or campaigns with some work of course. Of course certain game styles are a no no with amai eg DOTA or tower defense etc. But then you have lots of other things at your supposal that easily sort those out.
     
  5. Ricky

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    It isnt working for me. I have extracted the files correctly but i says i am missing blizzard.j but when i looked in the file were i extreacted it from blizzard.j wasnt there. Help me please.
     
  6. Ricky

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    please help me i really want this. It doesnt wok for me it say's i dont have the file blizzard.j but when i look in were i extracted it from blizzard.j ist there either please help.
     
  7. Ricky

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    It doesnt work for me although i really want it it says i dont have the file blizzard.j i extracted it right but it doesnt work i looked in the files were i extracted it from and that doesnt have blizzard.j either?
     
  8. Strategy Master

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    @Ricky: You need Perl. ah blast thats not written in the description.

    You have to download Perl
    http://www.activestate.com/Products/Download/Download.plex?id=ActivePerl then you can run the AMAIstrategymanager and compile the ai's.

    If you dont want to do that go to
    http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~lph105/AMAI/?page=download
    and download one of the easier to use editions instead of the developer.
     
  9. Ricky

    Ricky

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    Its now saying i need 1stpage.exe and i have perl now.
     
  10. Strategy Master

    Strategy Master

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    I dont know what 1stpage.exe is so i can't help you i'm afraid. If you downloaded perl correctly it should have worked.
     
  11. Gift_o_Chaos

    Gift_o_Chaos

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    Where do you put the program if it matters.
     
  12. WTF Person

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    out of -100 of 10 i would rate it a -100
     
  13. VicHardy

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    can somebody explain why the map isn't work after i install the AI on it?
     
  14. ace992

    ace992

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    dose not work
     
  15. dofys

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    Works for me. Have you guys not even try out it's tools one by one to get the hang of things?
     
  16. Master334

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    dude my rpg could use this: (orc) GET EM (human) HOLD THEM OFF (orc) FUCK YOUR HOLDING WAYS(human) SHUT UP
     
  17. Master334

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    on a more wtf? note.... WHAT THE FUCK IS THE PROGRAM TO OPEN IT
     
  18. nexus196

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    is there an thread with all the custom ai's that have bein uploaded? just wondering
     
  19. Sergeant Ray

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    User Opinion: Is this even worth my time? Sounds like it would make melee more interesting. BTW careful Ricky, don't dbl post