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by nelson
October 7th, 2015, 6:20 pm
Forum: Multiplayer Development
Topic: Help with testing Fred - Freelands MP Custom AI v0.14.11
Replies: 173
Views: 19437

Re: Help with testing Fred - Freelands MP Custom AI v0.14.1

Hey mattsc, it's great to see that you're back! I've been away for quite some time myself. Frankly I've been depressed by the state of the Wesnoth Ladder (there's like 25% of the activity that it used to have at its peak) and frustrated by how long it takes to play competitive games (maybe 2-3 hours...
by nelson
October 7th, 2012, 4:41 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

So here is the first of a series of test cases, meant to correspond to the list of Fred's weaknesses . Today is a test case for: (A) Defending and retaking/reclaiming the NW villages. Fred frequently allows the enemy to steal/take his NW villages, and then has lots of trouble making a concerted effo...
by nelson
September 9th, 2012, 1:45 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

And here are some games I won as P1 orcs on Freelands: 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_my_orcs_kill_drakes.gz - I defeat Alarantalara's Drakes. Partly it is because I got a bit lucky in my initial attack and took out his village-holding clasher quickly, but I had 3 hexes at night so it wasn't shocking. I ...
by nelson
September 9th, 2012, 1:40 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Hey folks, I've been playing some games as P1 Orcs on Freelands just so I could give you some sample replays to show you how orcs should be played (and how orcs should NOT be played). Here are some games I lost : 2p_—_The_Freelands_Turn_18_replay_My_freelands_orcs_lose_to_YAMADA.gz - YAMADA's picked...
by nelson
September 7th, 2012, 12:59 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Hey Rigor, I'm aware of the need for more "rigorous" testing/analysis :) Right now I'm more trying to get an overview of the classes of problems that the AI has, and a feel for what its highest-priority mistakes are. I just had a long discussion in IRC (#wesnoth-umc-dev) with mattsc about specific t...
by nelson
September 6th, 2012, 7:26 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Just so you don't get discouraged, here's one where Fred defeats RCA drakes with 150 +2 gold. Mostly it is because Fred succeeds in stealing all of the eastern villages, negating all of his other mistakes, as well as some nice luck. 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_Fred_crushes_RCA_drakes.gz 8. Center: Tra...
by nelson
September 6th, 2012, 7:15 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Here's Ron demolishing Github Fred: 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_Ron_kills_Github_Fred.gz 4. Fred continues with a half-ass rush on the left even though Ron is clearly setting up for an attack on the center and many units have been drawn off to defend. This is a good time to cancel your assault! If you...
by nelson
September 6th, 2012, 6:54 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Here's a game where my Loys beat the latest bleeding-edge version of Fred. This is unreleased and we are in the middle of refactoring our code, so some things may seem a little of a step backwards. 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_nelson's_Loys_crush_Github_Fred.gz I'm having trouble figuring out exactly w...
by nelson
September 4th, 2012, 2:01 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

What to work on next

mattsc was telling me that he felt overwhelmed by all of Fred's problems. What should we work on next? What is the highest priority / lowest-hanging fruit? One thing I've realized is that we can divide Fred's opponents into 3 classes: 1. Other (naive) AIs . Most (all?) other AIs are naive and Fred s...
by nelson
September 3rd, 2012, 11:05 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Here's a replay of Ron murdering Fred in an orc mirror. 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_Ron_kills_Fred.gz 4. Dear god, why isn't Fred ganging up on that trapped grunt? Why did the lone grunt continue on to assault the enemy village by himself? Why didn't the assassin poison the trapped grunt? Both the ass...
by nelson
September 3rd, 2012, 9:28 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Here's a quick game where my Loys trounce the latest Github version of Fred as of an hour ago: 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_latest_Github_Fred_dies.gz 4. Because my fencer in the center draws off a grunt from the grunt rush, Fred is outnumbered on the right. The leader should have covered the center to...
by nelson
September 3rd, 2012, 8:01 pm
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Here's a game where my Loys defeat Fred 0.10.5 as he recruits a buttload of archers, maybe too many: 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_archer-heavy_Fred_loses_to_Loys.gz 4. I want orcs to advance aggressively at dusk, but not so aggressively that they stand next to an empty village allowing me to get damage...
by nelson
September 1st, 2012, 6:53 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

Here are two games pitting Fred against a random human from the lobby named ugh! Fred wins the first game against ugh's Loyalists: 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_ugh_surrenders_to_Fred.gz Fred completely fails to reclaim his own villages in the west, letting 2 spearmen sit on his villages for most of the...
by nelson
September 1st, 2012, 4:31 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

For further entertainment, watch Fred annihilate the RCA AI playing as elves with 150 gold and +2 income: 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_Fred_kills_overresourced_elves.gz More interesting is this one of Fred defeating RCA orcs: 2p_—_The_Freelands_replay_Fred_kills_RCA_orcs.gz 4. Why doesn't Fred trap the...
by nelson
September 1st, 2012, 3:42 am
Forum: Coder’s Corner
Topic: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI and AI-demos add-on feedback
Replies: 472
Views: 54515

Re: Exercises in Formula and Lua AI

I don't mean you should not work on other things, I just mean that I think Fred is far from finished and I will keep on working on Fred until 1.0 :) And you now know my priorities. Yes, I think Fred is improving! In my latest game against him, I see fewer obvious errors. Some of his decisions I thin...