Hi i have problem i just downloaded
clean version of Heroes 3 Complete(gog version) and VCMI the latest version.
The problem is… AI is just so dumb, generally AI just create more than 5 heroes and build nearly nothing also not fighting with minions.
First of all make sure to set “Neutral AI” in launcher to “BattleAI”. Currently that option not work as needed and VCAI heroes become controlled by StupidAI in battle that make them a lot less competitive. In future we should make it that BattleAI used for computer players and StupidAI for neutral creatures.
Let’s be real there is many things that simply not implemented in VCMI and that is main reason why it’s suck.
Though H3 AI see all map from start and there also resources bonuses for difficulty. And that not include many small situations where it’s ignore game mechanics rules (e.g can spawn heroes when they all disabled in map options).
Do you have original H3 implementation somewhere in your backyard?
As far as I know, it’s simple factoring, giving each object a fixed value. This in fact could be implemented on top of existing VCAI, not instead.
There are missing features like AI trying to run away from player - this won’t implement itself on its own, even if we wanted to follow OH3.
My opinion we should give AI more resources on default. Because he plays very, very weak. May be in future when he stay better do it at all hohest. But now “king” in vcmi (even with +resourses) = “pawn” in SoD by the power of the game.
A lot of money will allow the AI to line up and buy back at least the troops, and it will create the illusion of the defunct competition. Now he simply “run experience stone” on which it is possible to pump their heroes. I gave money to AI 50 million and 5000 resource that I want to say, he is doing very well so it is - it is being built. Here no claims to it. Capture the Castle, but already there is all built up, well done. In all other aspects, it is all sad. And with no money at all so bad. Construction is bad, and very often are not redeemed by the troops.
He would like the “sense of insecurity” tune. Aggressiveness on the human heroes to kill them and beware of strong heroes, not substituted.
I posted this on another place but then noticed that the thread was last used 4 years ago. My ai is not build ing in towns or buying ANY troops instead buying crap tons of heroes for the weak armies they start with. All games way too easy.