Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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Gandalf AI
New Workshop General: Artificial Intelligence
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Nov 27, 2016 @ 4:50pm
Mar 12 @ 8:54am
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Gandalf AI

This AI's difficulty level is roughly halfway between the Original AI and the HD AI.

I started writing this about ten years ago, back when I was sixteen, but then put the game aside. After a long hiatus, I've recently started improving it again - by leaps and bounds. Whereas before I lacked internet access, now I can test him against other AIs online to make him better than before.

Many AIs are all about one particular strategy: Gothic boom, for instance, or a Spanish fast-imperial. Gandalf is dynamic and will attempt to adapt to the enemy. He can use any civilization (including the newer ones) and can play on most maps. He's best at Death Match, though quite good at Random Map as well.

I hope you enjoy. :)

Note: This AI has absolutely nothing to do with Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. I just like Gandalf.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jun 29, 2017 @ 8:26am
Missing identifier: ri-war-wolf
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Jun 29, 2017 @ 8:34am
Some Questions
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garyborken Apr 30 @ 12:39pm 
why not give this AI some Gandalf style taunts like "you shall not pass"
Crusader_bin Apr 5 @ 7:21am 
Nice. Is it possible to make it utlize the 256 tech mod though? :)
Talvieno  [author] Mar 12 @ 8:33am 
Ah, thanks. I'll need to check that, @MSJT. It sounds like a simple fix; I'll just need to figure it out and update it.
Yaten Mar 6 @ 8:29pm 
not sure if you still update this but for future reference, a new error pops up: ai file error gandalf\constants line 274 err 2004 missing identifier ri stronghold as mentioned below. tried everything so far
Talvieno  [author] Jan 18 @ 11:34am 
Nope! They don't cheat with resources at all, iirc. They do feed each other resources early on if you play against multiple, however, but only to help speed each other along.
VSOtto Jan 16 @ 6:44am 
Played this AI last night. They made a TON of units, and we defeated them all! Does this AI "cheat" by getting free resources every x mins - like the AI found on the disc version? It just didn't seem like they found enough resources to produce all those units.
Brain Pains! Mar 13, 2018 @ 4:11pm 
Missing identifier: ri-stronghold
Talvieno  [author] Jul 21, 2017 @ 8:01pm 
To some degree, yes. Transport ship AI is almost universally lacking, though. I don't have the necessary tools to teach Gandalf to transport villagers to new islands, for instance; the game simply isn't capable of that kind of thing (as far as I know).
livier111 Jul 18, 2017 @ 3:24pm 
Can it utilize transport ships?
Talvieno  [author] Jun 21, 2017 @ 4:38pm 
Thanks for the report! I'll look into it ASAP.