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  1. Any update on AI development?

    Didn't know where to put this since the original one by @Paco is archived. Anyone doing work on AI? would love to see some work
  2. Bots for Training - WIP

    I've been working on some bots to train against - here's some of my early progress. They only work in a local server, and don't shoot back (yet!).
  3. I'm interested in working on some AI/bots for the purposes of training and tutorial maps. Personally I find it much easier to try and learn the basics offline in a more controlled environment than trying to learn everything online from random players, and making lots of rookie mistakes that affect the gameplay for everyone else. I'm hopeful that it will make it easier for people like me (no experience) to at least hit the ground running with some confidence, and not slow everyone else down. It would also be a good opportunity for the community to shape player behavior - ie encourage good behavior and discourage bad ones. Subjective I know. Anyway, if you have any suggestions for training scenarios or behavior you would like to see in a map, throw it in here. I'm not promising that I'll get it done, but even if I don't hopefully it will help someone else that might be interested (or maybe help the devs?). Also if anyone is interested in making the physical maps, let me know. At this stage I'm thinking very small scenarios, to teach specific skills and tactics, for example: Solo skills: Clearing a building - maybe a single multistory building you need to clear. Teaches entering a room, checking blind spots etcc Moving across the map without being too visible (ie, using cover, no skylining) Basic target practice on moving enemies - up close, and long range. Basic Medic skills - maybe a bunch of downed teammates with bots firing on your position. Squad leader skills (never done it, so no idea what would be needed here!) Vehicle driving / shooting skills Teamwork skills: Following squad leader instructions ("on me" , "defend south", "cover fire", "take Jones and flank left" etc) Clearing a building Cover fire while moving Over to you guys/gals!
  4. Blueprints>AI>BotSpawn

    Pretty new here to blueprinting. I am trying to make BotSpawns for Attack/Defend Points but I am having some issues. I see The Squad Modding Kit came with AI Blueprints. I found one in Blueprints folder > a folder called AI. Anyhow I see there is already a bunch of stuff made. My question is how do I assign already made "BotSpawn" WITH a class/weapon. They spawn in reactive and chasing me, which is a good start to make sure they are already functional but they have no weapons. The botspawn it comes with is a single TAL guy that when I open blueprint the settings has two things that ask what type of weapon? I put in AK47 but nothing happens after compile>save. If any devs know, also, how much of the AI Blueprints that came with Unreal Engine The Squad kit was finished/works as named?
  5. This guy has created a Unreal Engine 4 blueprint for Basic AI Bots that can Attack, Retreat and Fire From Cover. He released it to the public and the download link is in the video description: It could be an easy way for the Devs to test some AI functionality of the engine without having to design the blueprint from scratch. Cheers
  6. Co-op PR style?

    Will there be Co-op, like we have in PR? I know it's not a priority right now, but it would be cool to have just like in PR... everyday a whole bunch of people play co-operative in PR... it would hurt not to have AI bots to play with and against hope you guys add this in the future, so we can have Co-op servers to play online or even offline
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