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RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« on: October 06, 2018, 08:06:59 AM »
 


So this has been in the workbench for a good two years now, but finally, it's released.

Click here to download the pack

Also, you will need the lastest patch as of 10/11/18.  Just copy and paste the current files in your current AI folder.

Click here to download the latest patch

So many people way back in 2009 have been collaborating with a remade Stock AI with a similar name.  While a Beta version was released of that, it never was truly complete, as it featured recycled bots from other AI packs, or just straight up unviable bots in today's standards of building.  (This is me at least hoping my Stock skills are strong enough for most builders out there).  But unfortunately, some parts just never truly got the full release it deserved, and most members of the original disbanded or just disappeared.  So I, feeling a little bad about that, offered to assist in helping with the pack to help revive it, and while I did try to help, not much came from that, and after gaining some interest again, decided to do somewhat a re-imagining and remake of the entire project.  A re-imagining of a re-imagining.  How meta.  So in a way, you could call this technically an unofficial release of an AI pack, but this is mostly a tribute and assistance for one last hurrah, I guess that's a way of putting it.

All you will need for this is a clean version of Stock 1.4, and everything should be good to go, but please do report back if there are any issues.

So this project contains (also listed in the ReadMe):

- 45 Bots inspired by the original stock AI

- 9 Additional bots in the "The Rookies" and "XTRA" Bots in the Robot Designs folder

- New Splash for UI

- Secret Easter Eggs for anyone who can find them.

NOTE: This will replace any bots in the first 3 slots for the first 15 teams.  The Bindings will also override any custom teams that you may have added on from the first few slots in Stock, so beware.

And that's all for now.  I hope you enjoy!
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 03:32:21 PM by RedAce »

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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 01:42:08 PM »
Looks awesome man. Some of the bots could still use a little work to be truly competitive (Coal miner, devil, eye poker, deadbeat) but it's in a good place!

Only real complaint is... why you gotta replace my hanky panky
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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 06:19:39 PM »
I'm really not trying to cast any shade towards anyone or their work, but can someone please answer why they find the Stock aesthetic so appealing? I think it looks revolting and so very visually disgusting.

I'm seriously not trying to be rude, it's just a question I've been meaning to ask for a good while now.

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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 06:55:11 PM »
I'm really not trying to cast any shade towards anyone or their work, but can someone please answer why they find the Stock aesthetic so appealing? I think it looks revolting and so very visually disgusting.

I'm seriously not trying to be rude, it's just a question I've been meaning to ask for a good while now.
I don't think people find the aesthetic appealing, they just don't have a strong opinion on it, like you do.

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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 07:04:46 PM »
I'm really not trying to cast any shade towards anyone or their work, but can someone please answer why they find the Stock aesthetic so appealing? I think it looks revolting and so very visually disgusting.

I'm seriously not trying to be rude, it's just a question I've been meaning to ask for a good while now.
it's the same quality that engineers see in a well-engineered machine, the efficiency of a design is often the major beauty in and of itself

the component designs themselves are arguably messy and goofy looking, but the components can look like anything and still not affect the thought put into the design. it's the same mentality behind people making things in beseige, where every part looks ridiculous but there are some very fine designs made out of those parts than can be appreciated by ingenuity and creativity alone.

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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 07:52:17 PM »
I'm really not trying to cast any shade towards anyone or their work, but can someone please answer why they find the Stock aesthetic so appealing? I think it looks revolting and so very visually disgusting.

I'm seriously not trying to be rude, it's just a question I've been meaning to ask for a good while now.

so wrong
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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 08:35:32 PM »
I'm really not trying to cast any shade towards anyone or their work, but can someone please answer why they find the Stock aesthetic so appealing? I think it looks revolting and so very visually disgusting.

I'm seriously not trying to be rude, it's just a question I've been meaning to ask for a good while now.

so wrong

So, do you plan to actually explain to me why you think I'm wrong like Reier did?

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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 09:02:53 PM »
Pretty much what Reier said.  Strongly agree with everything he just said and--

Oh, Right.  *clears throat*  Ahem, let's discuss this else where, and transition back to the topic at hand:

Looks awesome man. Some of the bots could still use a little work to be truly competitive (Coal miner, devil, eye poker, deadbeat) but it's in a good place!
Thanks man.  It was tough trying to test these bots.  Those four in particular I remember more than most.  Coal Miner might need razor FS on the bottom half rather (might experiment that later).  Devil I did get the weapon snagged from the wammer but it seems effective with deweaponing HS, but I might tinker with it more.  Deadbeat I built as a wall, but might need more speed, as maybe I might try 4WD HPZ and see if it fixes it at all.  Eye Poker on the other hand I do remember having great wedges and even killing hard.  I'll test it again later, cause now I'm curious of that.

Only real complaint is... why you gotta replace my hanky panky
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Not at all saying that Hanky Panky is bad at all, in fact, I forgot how good that thing is.  But its really convenience, I guess.  Organizing and AI pack is tougher than it sounds.  Nothing personal at all, it's just not once I actually thought of asking.  Probably would've been a simple yes, but I guess I got worried in the end.  Also, when building DSL reborn, I found everything easier to organize when constructing a pack by your own accord.  Might take even longer to make, but it was simpler to organize for me anyway.  My bad, dude.  Hopefully I didn't cause more problems.  That's kinda the last thing I want to do right now.

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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 03:39:09 PM »
DP

So I noticed a few bots after this has been released have a few errors in the designs themselves.  So I created a patch to update four bots in particular to fix this.  Click Here to download this patch.

Here's a list of what was fixed up:


Please inform me if there are any other issues with the designs if there are any.  Thanks.

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Re: RA2: ReStocked (2018) AI Pack
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 05:38:49 PM »
some reason i keep getting the c+++ error
YOUR ROBOT MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL PRESENCE. I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM TYPING THESE ****ING WORDS