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On 9/3/2018 at 5:30 AM, mickeymen said:

From my point of view, most updates are useless (most of all it is dlc), because it destroys the stability the previous versions game and often add non-functional things.


Encore update. Of the 181 items addressed, only 14 were DLC. The other 167 items were fixes, tweaks, updates and NON-DLC additions. 

Are we arguing that AI doesn't need to improve? No, we are not. 
Has the Ai gotten better over successive iterations? Yes it has. 
Have BI taken a few steps back at times with relation to Ai? Yes, they have. 
Are they acting as fast as we want them to? Probably not. 

Lets be objective (rather than subjective) about the issue. If you feel that you can do the job better,  https://careers.bohemia.net/positions

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draws line in the sand

This thread has essentially derailed from what it was intended and Requested to be. See: klamacz's original post 

It was not intended as a "moan and complain" thread. As was stated by the OP: 
 

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It really helps us in this thread when you provide considered feedback to the changes in progress, or clean repros missions that highlight some repeatable AI behaviour.


Therefore, lets return to its original purpose, lest it be locked. Further spammy and smart-alecky posts will be dealt with accordingly. 
 

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1 hour ago, FallujahMedic -FM- said:


Encore update. Of the 181 items addressed, only 14 were DLC. The other 167 items were fixes, tweaks, updates and NON-DLC additions. 

Are we arguing that the doesn't need to improve? No, we are not. 
Has the Ai gotten better over successive iterations? Yes it has. 
Have BI taken a few steps back at times with relation to Ai? Yes, they have. 
Are they acting as fast as we want them to? Probably not. 

Lets be objective (rather than subjective) about the issue. If you feel that you can do the job better,  https://careers.bohemia.net/positions

In 2013 when I watched the preview of Arma3, there nothing was said that the most part of content, and the general development of Arma3 will be directed to improvement only of style of a game as PvP.
I understand that many AI take away many personal computers resources that visual improvements consume the personal computers resources too. Imposing of these requirements to the personal computer likely aren't located. But even in these restrictions one AI has to perform the functions correctly.

If to consider each special case where AI loses control, or is beyond not planned behavior, one and same problem of traveling points is traced.
It is the ticket, and a problem of AI https://feedback.bistudio.com/T82570  

The type of transport influences behavior of AI in traveling points.

Vehicles break the system of creation of the AI convoy

If BIS waits for this guy here https://careers.bohemia.net/positions , but he hasn't appeared, - there has to be own initiative and responsibility in this question?

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On 03.09.2018 at 9:58 AM, FallujahMedic -FM- said:

Encore update. Of the 181 items addressed, only 14 were DLC. The other 167 items were fixes, tweaks, updates and NON-DLC additions. 

 

So what? You want to say that the standard updates never broke the game? Of course they broke. DLC brought a greater chance for breakdowns, while standard updates also had every chances broke the game... Perhaps in the developers' studio, there was a lot of staff turnover. Some people started the previous version of the game, while the next version was finished completely different people. For this reason, the docking of the two versions of the game always does not go smoothly

 

I see that while no one has any desire to create a petition that I proposed:

 

On 02.09.2018 at 10:35 PM, mickeymen said:

Dear users! All who are concerned about the fact of the destruction of AI in the game!

 

I think we need to come up with some kind of mechanism, an impact on the developers. Otherwise, the developers will not react in any way, to the desire to make AI more adequate. Every day the chances are increasingly melting! The remaining developers spend their efforts to create useless things (such as encore), which, moreover, are likely to add additional AI-errors. 

 

I do not even dream of having a new capabilities added to the AI.

I only dream of having everything that is stated in ArmA3 worked fine!

I mean every command for player subordinates in the command menu and every waypoint type and its settings, which is stated the game editor.

All this details must work 100%! Unfortunately, it seems to me, now 40% of those details in Arma3 is not functional or semi-functional.

 

All this is a sad experience, which makes me angry because I remember the moments when it all worked fine!

 

I propose to collect a petition

Let's think together, How it's best can be done?

A petition with a large number of signatures may have a chance

 

No any answer about.

Instead of wanting to create a petition, just chatter. 

Let's create a petition! Or Most likely this date is September 3, 2018, the final death for arma3 AI?

 

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5 hours ago, mickeymen said:

Let's create a petition! Or Most likely this date is September 3, 2018, the final death for arma3 AI?

 

 

If you feel the need to create a petition, why don't you ahead and create one?

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@lex__1, reference your second video, that behaviour is more due to the roadpieces not joining up (roadsconnectedto) than AI, but yes, your point stands all the same.

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15 hours ago, R0adki11 said:

 

If you feel the need to create a petition, why don't you ahead and create one?

 

I do not know how to do it. Where to create this post? In addition, I wanted to see interested users in such a petition, but it seems that they are not present in the nature.

 I'll have to face it ...

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, mickeymen said:

 

I do not know how to do it. Where to create this post? In addition, I wanted to see interested users in such a petition, but it seems that they are not present in the nature.

 I'll have to face it ...

 

 

 

Ummm, one purpose of a petition IS to find out if someone cares...and then show the result to the addressed party of the petition.

Relevant decision makers should be aware about the condition of A3. If not, this company has bigger problems then AI issues.

 

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 provide considered feedback to the changes in progress, or clean repros missions that highlight some repeatable AI behaviour.


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AI "cost" config is wrong on many post-2013 assets

 

_cost = (getNumber (configFile >> 'CfgVehicles' >> (typeOf cursorobject) >> 'cost'));

 

https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/CfgVehicles_Config_Reference#cost

 

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This value reflects the attractiveness of the target to the enemy AI. When all other considerations are equal. A soldier eg is not interested in Air, despite it's highly attractive cost values. On the other hand, he is interested in a medic, since a medic (in normal configs) has a (while small) a higher cost, than others in the group, including the officer.

 

B_soldier_F                                       // 100,000

B_MBT_01_cannon_F                     // 2,500,000

 

B_AFV_wheeled_01_cannon_F (rhino)     // 40,000 ???

 

 

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AI Guros,

Could you help us understand the direction of each of the AI pref skills, meaning, a higher value means better, or otherwise? Of course, an answer for each specific value will be appreciated.

 

        0.1,        // aiming speed
        0.1, //0.03,        // aiming accuracy
        0.03,        // aiming shake
        0.05,        // spotting time
        0.05,        // spotting distance
        0.6,        // commanding ability
        0.6,        // general AI skill
        0            // allow fleeing. 0 means they won't flee

 

Thank you!

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19 minutes ago, Variable said:

AI Guros,

Could you help us understand the direction of each of the AI pref skills, meaning, a higher value means better, or otherwise? Of course, an answer for each specific value will be appreciated.

 


        0.1,        // aiming speed
        0.1, //0.03,        // aiming accuracy
        0.03,        // aiming shake
        0.05,        // spotting time
        0.05,        // spotting distance
        0.6,        // commanding ability
        0.6,        // general AI skill
        0            // allow fleeing. 0 means they won't flee

 

Thank you!

https://community.bistudio.com/wiki/AI_Sub-skills

Do you mean this page?

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On 19.9.2018 at 6:59 AM, .kju said:

BI tweaked them in recent updates; https://pastebin.ubuntu.com/p/23xvRJyyG2/

 

That brings me back to a question that wasn't answered to me since 2003:

 

If a soldier is facing 2 threats: enemy soldier and enemy tank but owns just a rifle, no AT, how is the AI behavior calculated?

Which parameters make that he might flee the (how?) asumed threat range of the tank? What is the preference if AI can attack both soldier and tank from (assumed) hidden position?

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Hi all,

It seems a command misses to grab all playable units (disabled AIs in lobby or not).

playableUnits returns the intended array, ONLY if AIs are not disabled in lobby.

if disabled, it's just similar to allPlayers.

 

The aim is to apply some scripts on playable units, regardless if played or not.

The problem is the disabled units simply "exist" in lobby (at least, you can choose a slot), but variable name and all init field, loadout or else can't be used, just existing in mission.sqm. All disabled unplayed units are nil.

get3denEntity doesn't work during mission...

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Expanding Suppression

 

I have been testing the effects of suppression on the AI and found the results to be impressive. Suppressing AI adds depth to the simulation and greatly enhances the firefight. Player survivability is vastly increased by the proper application of firepower. My experiments have used the getSuppression and setSuppression commands. Conclusions and numbers are explored HERE. The shortest description is that successfully suppressing AI by even a small amount reduces killing power considerably. 

 

A reoccurring shortcoming is that Bohemia has done a poor job of providing feedback that the AI is in a suppressed or panicked state.  There are no indicators, animation, audio, or visualization to indicate a soldier is in peril. No wonder players are ignorant of the feature!  With this in mind, I have a few small suggestions to enhance and expand the suppression feature. 

 

1. Add a Suppression Eventhandler,  this will allow mission designers an easy way to attach special scripted behavior to the condition. 

 

2. Track Suppression for players. One limitation of suppression values is that it is not tracked for players. Given that it seems possible to do so for all AI, without any particular loss of performance, additionally tracking it for players would open an easy and performance friendly way for modders and mission designers to modify player suppression effects or other scripted behaviors. 

 

3. Add a background suppression level or support for radiating suppression values . Possibly the biggest suggestion I will be making. This suggestion also marks the turn to more speculative features. Active armoured vehicles are dangerous. Being in close proximity to such a vehicle should set a default suppression level of some figure (I would suggest 0.25; roughly a close burst of fire).   This allows for better modelling of the shock-and-awe factor of tracked vehicle assaults. 

 

4. Tweak suppression regeneration. Currently suppression values regenerate very quickly. This limits their utility as a means of modeling the effect of combat stress. Increasing this time slightly or enable tweaking it, would help fine-tune the suppression mechanic as a whole. Once I set up my Arma3 rig again I will provide some numbers in this regards. Loss of suppression state is currently very rapid. 

 

There are bigger more fundamental issues in regards to the lack of visualization-- player feedback-- which I wish that Bohemia would explore. However in Arma3's current old man state, it is unrealistic to propose any major overhauls or feature introductions.  For future projects:  introducing  animations, sounds, distinct behavior, or other indicators-- in short any feedback at all is essential. 

 

-- 

 

To give an example of how I have leveraged suppression and eventhandlers: By attaching a 'GetOut' eventhandler to vehicle crew and with a triggered condition on damaged or immobilized vehicles, and setting AI suppression to 1 (100%)-- I have created a simple, performance friendly fix, to the laser-accurate-dismounting-from-burning-wreck crew syndrome. 

 

 

-k 

 

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1 hour ago, nkenny said:

Expanding Suppression

 

I have been testing the effects of suppression on the AI and found the results to be impressive. Suppressing AI adds depth to the simulation and greatly enhances the firefight. Player survivability is vastly increased by the proper application of firepower. My experiments have used the getSuppression and setSuppression commands. Conclusions and numbers are explored HERE. The shortest description is that successfully suppressing AI by even a small amount reduces killing power considerably. 

 

A reoccurring shortcoming is that Bohemia has done a poor job of providing feedback that the AI is in a suppressed or panicked state.  There are no indicators, animation, audio, or visualization to indicate a soldier is in peril. No wonder players are ignorant of the feature!  With this in mind, I have a few small suggestions to enhance and expand the suppression feature. 

 

1. Add a Suppression Eventhandler,  this will allow mission designers an easy way to attach special scripted behavior to the condition. 

 

2. Track Suppression for players. One limitation of suppression values is that it is not tracked for players. Given that it seems possible to do so for all AI, without any particular loss of performance, additionally tracking it for players would open an easy and performance friendly way for modders and mission designers to create a player suppression or other scripted behaviors. 

 

3. Add a background suppression level or support for radiating suppression values . Possibly the biggest suggestion I will be making. This suggestion also marks the turn to more speculative features. Active armoured vehicles are dangerous. Being in close proximity to such a vehicle should set a default suppression level of some figure (I would suggest 0.25; roughly a close burst of fire).   This allows for better modelling of the shock-and-awe factor of tracked vehicle assaults. 

 

4. Tweak suppression regeneration. Currently suppression values regenerate very quickly. This limits their utility as a means of modeling the effect of combat stress. Increasing this time slightly or enable tweaking it, would help fine-tune the suppression mechanic as a whole. Once I set up my Arma3 rig again I will provide some numbers in this regards. Loss of suppression state is currently very rapid. 

 

There are bigger more fundamental issues in regards to the lack of visualization-- player feedback-- which I wish that Bohemia would explore. However in Arma3's current old man state, it is unrealistic to propose any major overhauls or feature introductions.  For future projects:  introducing  animations, sounds, distinct behavior, or other indicators-- in short any feedback at all is essential. 

 

-- 

 

To give an example of how I have leveraged suppression and eventhandlers: By attaching a 'GetOut' eventhandler to vehicle crew and with a triggered condition on damaged or immobilized vehicles, and setting AI suppression to 1 (100%)-- I have created a simple, performance friendly fix, to the laser-accurate-dismounting-from-burning-wreck crew syndrome.  

 

 

-k 

 

Addition 3den Enhanced makes access to similar settings in the editor. It expands access to inaccessible settings in the vanilla editor.

 

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1 hour ago, nkenny said:

Expanding Suppression

 

I have been testing the effects of suppression on the AI and found the results to be impressive. Suppressing AI adds depth to the simulation and greatly enhances the firefight. Player survivability is vastly increased by the proper application of firepower. My experiments have used the getSuppression and setSuppression commands. Conclusions and numbers are explored HERE. The shortest description is that successfully suppressing AI by even a small amount reduces killing power considerably. 

 

A reoccurring shortcoming is that Bohemia has done a poor job of providing feedback that the AI is in a suppressed or panicked state.  There are no indicators, animation, audio, or visualization to indicate a soldier is in peril. No wonder players are ignorant of the feature!  With this in mind, I have a few small suggestions to enhance and expand the suppression feature. 

 

1. Add a Suppression Eventhandler,  this will allow mission designers an easy way to attach special scripted behavior to the condition. 

 

2. Track Suppression for players. One limitation of suppression values is that it is not tracked for players. Given that it seems possible to do so for all AI, without any particular loss of performance, additionally tracking it for players would open an easy and performance friendly way for modders and mission designers to create a player suppression or other scripted behaviors. 

 

3. Add a background suppression level or support for radiating suppression values . Possibly the biggest suggestion I will be making. This suggestion also marks the turn to more speculative features. Active armoured vehicles are dangerous. Being in close proximity to such a vehicle should set a default suppression level of some figure (I would suggest 0.25; roughly a close burst of fire).   This allows for better modelling of the shock-and-awe factor of tracked vehicle assaults. 

 

4. Tweak suppression regeneration. Currently suppression values regenerate very quickly. This limits their utility as a means of modeling the effect of combat stress. Increasing this time slightly or enable tweaking it, would help fine-tune the suppression mechanic as a whole. Once I set up my Arma3 rig again I will provide some numbers in this regards. Loss of suppression state is currently very rapid. 

 

There are bigger more fundamental issues in regards to the lack of visualization-- player feedback-- which I wish that Bohemia would explore. However in Arma3's current old man state, it is unrealistic to propose any major overhauls or feature introductions.  For future projects:  introducing  animations, sounds, distinct behavior, or other indicators-- in short any feedback at all is essential. 

 

-- 

 

To give an example of how I have leveraged suppression and eventhandlers: By attaching a 'GetOut' eventhandler to vehicle crew and with a triggered condition on damaged or immobilized vehicles, and setting AI suppression to 1 (100%)-- I have created a simple, performance friendly fix, to the laser-accurate-dismounting-from-burning-wreck crew syndrome.  

 

 

-k 

 

Addition 3den Enhanced makes access to similar settings in the editor. It expands access to inaccessible settings in the vanilla editor.

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