Change AI side from defend to attack during scenario

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H-Hour
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Joined: April 14th, 2010, 12:27 pm

Change AI side from defend to attack during scenario

Post by H-Hour »

I am trying to get an allied AI side to stay and defend an area until an event happens in the game, at which point I want the AI side to leave its defended area and attack enemies.

I have the following in the [side] tag:

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[ai]
	aggression=0.2
	passive_leader=yes
	[avoid]
		[not]
			x=30
			y=4
			radius=4
		[/not]
	[/avoid]
[/ai]
Then in the a "new turn" [event] I have the following:

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[message]
	speaker=Ryden
	message = _ "Test"
[/message]
[modify_ai]
	side=3
	aggression=0.8
	passive_leader=no
	[avoid]
		x=30
		y=4
		radius=4
	[/avoid]
[/modify_ai]
I know this fires because the Test message appears. However, when I use the game state inspector, the ai data under the side still says:

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agression: 0.2
...
passive_leader: 1
Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Or is there a better way to accomplish what I want?

vghetto
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Re: Change AI side from defend to attack during scenario

Post by vghetto »

I think you have to delete the old avoid. I suggest you use one of the micro_ai to do what you want instead of [avoid]. probably zone_guardian then delete it on the new turn.

vghetto
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Re: Change AI side from defend to attack during scenario

Post by vghetto »

I apologies, i think my answer was confusing. about the aggression not changing, well you used modify_ai incorrectly. check the wiki on how to use modify_ai. Your code should have been [modify_side] with [ai] tags inside of it.
But even if you did that and checked the game inspector aspect, you would have seen both the first avoid block and the second avoid block defined. That is what I meant with you'd have to delete the first avoid block.

H-Hour
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Re: Change AI side from defend to attack during scenario

Post by H-Hour »

Thanks, that's exactly what I needed!

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Re: Change AI side from defend to attack during scenario

Post by Celtic_Minstrel »

vghetto wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 11:28 pm
But even if you did that and checked the game inspector aspect, you would have seen both the first avoid block and the second avoid block defined. That is what I meant with you'd have to delete the first avoid block.
I'm fairly sure the second avoid block would be the one active, though… so deleting the first wouldn't be strictly necessary.
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vghetto
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Re: Change AI side from defend to attack during scenario

Post by vghetto »

I just tried this out with the trusty WML_Guide and what you said does indeed seem to be the case. Thank you.

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