AI

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The AI is a very powerful tool that can be used to automate nearly anything. To use the AI you have to create AI scripts in the headquarters, or obtain import codes for scripts that other players have written. For more information on learning how to create scripts, see Using the AI.

AI scripts

An AI script contains three sections that control its behaviour:

  • Impulses
  • Conditions
  • Actions

Impulse

An impulse or trigger is a certain event that activates an AI script. A script can contain zero, one or more impulses and will react to all of them equally. It is possible that a script can trigger multiple times before it has finished execution. In this case multiple instances of this script can run in parallel.

Condition

A condition is a requirement that has to be fulfilled in order for the script to start executing. If any of the specified conditions is not met then the whole script will not be executed once it is triggered by an impulse. During the execution the specified conditions have no effect.

Action

An action is something that the AI does when the script becomes active. The order of all actions is important where the action at the top is executed first and then all following actions are executed one by one. There is no way to execute multiple actions at the same time inside a single active script.

AI-Script-Editor (Ingame)
AI-Script-Editor (Ingame)

There is a maximum limit of actions per script, also often called "maximum lines." This is determined by the total amount of RAM installed in all servers. The RAM requirement is 7.98actions-4 bytes, rounded up.

RAM (bytes) Actions Conditions Impulses
1 4 1 1
8 5 1 1
64 6 1 1
509 7 1 1
4056 8 2 1
32361 9 2 1
2.5823e5 10 2 1
2.0607e6 11 2 2
1.6445e7 12 2 2
1.3123e8 13 2 2
1.0472e9 14 2 2
8.3566e9 15 2 2
6.6686e10 16 3 2
5.3215e11 17 3 2
4.2466e12 18 3 2
3.3888e13 19 3 2
2.7042e14 20 3 2
2.1580e15 21 3 2
1.7221e16 22 3 2

To get all 22 actions requires fully upgrading the RAM of all 16 servers.

Datatypes

There are various types for data objects, placeholders or function arguments with each representing a different format of information.

Type Human readable description Example Values Default Value Notes
double A number with decimal places. Can be positive or negative 3.2, 0.29, -10.2, 7.9999993 0.0
int A number without decimal places. Can be positive or negative. 20, 69, 420, -1029, 0 0
string A chain of characters, basically any form of text. "meow", "hello", " ", "I am a text" "" The quotes in the examples are not included in the actual string value.
bool A binary value that can either be true or false. true, false false
Vector2 A container type that contains two double values called x and y. (-30.0, 0.0), (28.38, 13) (0.0, 0.0)

Some datetypes can be converted to others by using a function. Check the table below to see which datatypes are currently interchangeable.

Source / Target double int string bool Vector2
double - Yes Yes No Partially
int Yes - Yes No No
string No No - No No
bool No No No - No
Vector2 Partially No No No -

(The table will be updated as soon as more AI features are available.)

Functions

Any line in an AI script (apart from impulses) represents a function.

There are two major types of functions:

  • Without a return value (= Actions)
  • With a return value

Functions without a return value appear as actions in the sidebar of the AI-script editor. In general these functions do something specific but require some sort of input.

The various inputs to a function are called arguments. Each argument of a function has a specific datatype and accepts either a constant value or a function with a return value of the same type.