Understanding AI Behaviors by Dnamro

AI Behavior templates define the frequency that bots will perform certain actions, called behaviors. 

We can create the AI behavior templates or create new ones to customize vehicles.  We will look at the AIbehaviors from the realplayer mod.

These are the defined behaviors:

aiSettings.setNBehaviours 8  (There are 8 behaviors)

aiSettings.setBehaviour 0 Avoid (move out of the way of something)
aiSettings.setBehaviour 1 MoveTo 
(go some where)
aiSettings.setBehaviour 2 Idle
(do nothing)
aiSettings.setBehaviour 3 Fire
(Use a hand/vehicle weapon)
aiSettings.setBehaviour 4 Scout
(search for the enemy)
aiSettings.setBehaviour 5 TakeCover
(hide from the enemy)
aiSettings.setBehaviour 6 Change
(Exit a vehicle )
aiSettings.setBehaviour 7 Special
 

These are the vehicle AI behavior template name definitions:

rem *** Set number of vehicles and id/name mappings ***
aiSettings.setNVehiclesTypes 20
(there are only 18 behaviors defined in the standard game)
aiSettings.setVehicle 0 Tank
aiSettings.setVehicle 1 Plane
aiSettings.setVehicle 2 Boat
aiSettings.setVehicle 3 Infantery 
(yes this is misspelled, and infantery are just bots without a vehicle)
aiSettings.setVehicle 4 Fixed
aiSettings.setVehicle 5 Car
aiSettings.setVehicle 6 UnarmedTank
aiSettings.setVehicle 7 LandingCraft
aiSettings.setVehicle 8 Passenger
aiSettings.setVehicle 9 BoatFixed
aiSettings.setVehicle 10 LandingCraftPassenger
aiSettings.setVehicle 11 LandingCraftFixed
aiSettings.setVehicle 12 UnarmedBoat
aiSettings.setVehicle 13 FixedLargeBore
aiSettings.setVehicle 14 ArtilleryDriver
aiSettings.setVehicle 15 UnarmedPlane
aiSettings.setVehicle 16 AmphibiousCar
aiSettings.setVehicle 17 FixedGuidedMissileLauncher
aiSettings.setVehicle 18 Submarine  
(This is a custom AI behavior template)
aiSettings.setVehicle 19 ArmedBoat 
(This is a custom AI behavior template)
 


rem *** IMPORTANT !!! **************************
rem * NEVER ALLOW IDLE's urgency to become 0. *
rem * The AI will CRASH in that case. *
rem *** REMINDER *******************************


Weights are where we can change the weight of certain behaviors.  This is the key to the changes for Realplayer.   Realplayer has additional custom Weight types for some of the vehicle types and increased the Fire behavior weight for vehicles with weapons, as well as decreasing the idle behavior.  In Plane weights the avoid behavior is greatly increased from 0.


aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers UnitWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 1.0


aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers BoatWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 3.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 0.1


aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers UnarmedWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 1.0


aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers StandardWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 1.0

aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers TankWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 1.0


aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers InfantryWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 3.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.0001    
 
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 2.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 1.0


aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers PlaneWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 0.1

rem *** Construct submarine weights ***
aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers SubWeights
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 2.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 0.01

Now lets look at the custom submarine AI behavior template, and you will notice that it has custom Sub weights::

rem *** Submarine Behaviour setup ***
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Submarine Avoid BBAvoid BBPAvoidCollision2d 1 0 UCUnion AvoidInhibit
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Submarine MoveTo BBMoveTo BBPGotoWaypoint2d 4 0 UCUnion SubWeights
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Submarine Idle BBIdle BBPIdle2d 5 0 UCUnion SubWeights
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Submarine Fire BBFireInfantery BBPFireInfantery 4 0 UCFire SubWeights
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Submarine Scout BBScout BBPScout 8 0 UCUnion SubWeights
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Submarine Change BBChangeTeleport BBPChangeTeleport 6 0 UCUnion ChangeInhibit
aiSettings.setVehicleDefaultBehaviour Submarine Idle
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine InfoWrapper
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine BoatMoveTo
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine BoatMoveToDirection
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine BoatMoveToObject
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine Trigger
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine TriggerContinously
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine MouseTurretLookAt
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine MouseTurretAimAt
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine Sense
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Submarine BoatResetControls
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTParallel Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTSerial Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTIf Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTPlanEnd Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTWait Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTWhile Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTWeaponWrapper Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTAimingWrapper Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTFinishedWrapper Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTUpdateVehicle Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTChangeWeapon Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTICTurnLock Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTICChangeVehicle Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTICScout Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTEvaluate Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTNotifyBot Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Submarine BAPSTIdle Full
 

Compared to Plane AI behavior template, and you will see that in addition to custom PlaneWeights, it also has 3d behaviors, custom PlaneAvoidInhibit and PlaneChangeInhibit behaviors:

rem *** Plane Behaviour setup ***
rem aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Plane Avoid BBAvoid BBPAvoidCollision3d 1 0 UCUnion PlaneAvoidInhibit
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Plane MoveTo BBMoveTo BBPGotoWaypoint3d 4 0 UCUnion PlaneWeights
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Plane Idle BBIdle BBPIdle3d 5 0 UCUnion PlaneWeights
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Plane Fire BBFire3d BBPFire3d 4 0 UCFire PlaneWeights
rem aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Plane Special BBRoam BBPRoam3d 6 0 UCUnion PlaneWeights
aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Plane Change BBChange BBPChange 6 0 UCUnion PlaneChangeInhibit
aiSettings.setVehicleDefaultBehaviour Plane Idle
rem aiSettings.setVehicleBehaviour Plane TakeCover BBTakeCover3d BBPTakeCover3d 4 0 UCUnion UnitWeights
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane InfoWrapper
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane PlaneMoveTo
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane PlaneMoveToDirection
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane PlaneMoveToObject
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane Trigger
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane TriggerContinously
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane PlaneAimAt
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane PlaneResetControls
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane PlaneRoll
aiSettings.addInterpreterEntry Plane Sense
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTParallel Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTSerial Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTIf Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTWait Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTWhile Full
rem aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTInfoWrapper Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTWeaponWrapper Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTFinishedWrapper Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTUpdateVehicle Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTChangeWeapon Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTICTurnLock Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTICChangeVehicle Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTICScout Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTEvaluate Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTNotifyBot Full
aiSettings.activateDefaultInterpreter Plane BAPSTIdle Full

 

rem *** Construct Change Inhibit ***
aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers PlaneChangeInhibit
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 0.8
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 0.75
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 0.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 0.1

 

rem *** Construct Avoid inhibitors ***
aiSettings.createBehaviourModifiers PlaneAvoidInhibit
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Avoid 7.5
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier MoveTo 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Idle 0.01
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Fire 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Special 1.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Scout 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier TakeCover 0.0
aiSettings.setBehaviourModifier Change 0.1