Just A thought,


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Nov 14, 2003
I was pondering today as i was kicking ass in madden on my pc, As processors get faster will gaming A.I. get smarter? just want to get some of your guys thoughts on this.


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Jan 25, 2003
The AI in half life is pretty good laready. But, it's not about "smarter". They intentionally throttle back the AI so it doesn't slaughter all opposition. Most games intentionally cripple the AI so you have a chance of winning. Empire earth is a good example of a game where the AI is really tough.

The AI can be set to never miss and to react 10 times faster than you can. You wouldn't have a chance unless it is intentionally crippled. Kinda like an Iraqi tank commander...


The One and Only
Aug 8, 2002
well, not sure if that's the ONLY reason, LeeJend. Another thing that also reduces AI is the game engine itself. i mean, look at older games, like Quake, or even Half-Life. in most of the older engines, the enemies would jus wander back and forth till someone, or something, got in their way. Then, Halo. You throw a nade, they run from it, and, they run from YOU if they so choose. Next game i'm REALLY lookin forward to along with probably a lot more people, Half-Life 2. WOO!! that has some REALLY good AI, and if you think about it, intelligent AI. In the E3 demos, they block a door with tables preventing it from moving, the enemies walk over a bit, break the window, and try shooting you through the window. SOO can't wait for that one.

Another thing that might be making them hold back on AI is the computer it might wind up running on. Not sure if it's much of an issue, but it makes sense in my head at least. If there are a lot of enemies that are trying to figure out what to do in certain situations at the same time, it might even lag your computer drastically. I can play Halo Multiplayer just fine with no real computer lag (unless i'm using my modded maps where i have the shotty shoot 30 plasma's at one shot), but Single Player, when i get into a huge gunfight, it slows down pretty much.


Must be dreaming...
Apr 27, 2002
Damn, and just when I thought I was getting better at games... they were holding back all that time... :eek:
Though I must say, Halo on Legendary was tough...
A question, what's the toughest AI you have encountered?

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