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MultAI Manager

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Tniffoc
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Version: The Conquerors
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MultAI Manager allows you to use your custom AIs in multiplayer games. It also allows you to switch between your AIs with the click of a button.

Here is the README.txt file that comes with the program:


ABOUT
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MultAI Manager was developed in 2010 by Tniffoc.
This version: 1.0

COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS
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1. If you have not installed MultAI Manager, see the section on "INSTALLING"
2. Before you go any further, you need to copy your gamedata_x1.drs file from %AoE Folder%/Data to wherever you keep you AIs. You should rename it to "DefaultAI.drs".
3. It is now time to run MultAI Manager. If you haven't already figured it out, please look at the section called "RUNNING".
4. Once you have MultAIManager up and running, you need to tell it two things. 1. Where to find your AIs, and 2. Where to put them.
5. Click on File-Choose AI Directory and choose the directory where you keep you AIs (and you copied "DefaultAI.drs" to).
6. Click on File->Choose Data Directory and choose the directory inside of your Age of Empires install folder where gamedata_x1.drs is. This will be the "%AoE Folder%/Data" directory.
7. I would recommend saving these as the "Defaults" when you are asked about it. You can always clear your preferences with File->Clear Preferences
8. Now, all you have to do is select the name of the AI you want to activate, and click "Activate AI".
9. Please note that the name of your AI will never actually show up anywhere in the game. Trust me, its there. You can make it talk and it WILL talk to you.
10. Please refere to the NOTES and WARNINGS sections for some VERY IMPORTANT notes.

INSTALLING
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1. Installing MultAI Manager is a really simple task. All you have to do is unzip the folder somewhere where you know where it is. A
2. Congratulations! You've installed MultAI Manager!

RUNNING
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To run MultAI Manager, you can simply double-click on "Run.bat" if you are in Windows. If you are on a mac, or running AoE in WINE, please use Run.sh. If neither of the run files work for you, then go to the command line, "cd" to the directory containing MultAIManager, and then type the following command without the quotes:
"java -cp MultAI_Manager.jar net.tniffoc.aoc.maim.MultAIManager"

You should also be able to just double-click on MultAIManager.jar, though this system seems to be flakey when using different versions of Java (JRE).

WARNINGS
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MultAI Manager edits the Age of Empires II game data files may cause harm to your game if used improperly. Tniffoc provides no guarantee about this software.

NOTES
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You should always make backups of your gamedata_x1.drs file BEFORE starting MultAIManager.

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Possidon
Official Reviewer
What's wityh the super wide post?

Anyway sounds really cool. A whole new programme. Something you don't often see nowadays.
Hawk_Wang I don't know why when I chick "Activate this AI" ,it says "couldn't delete the current gamedate_x1.drs!"

What's the matter?
plz help me
Tniffoc
File Author
Hawk_Wang:

This is happening because the program can't find your original "gamedata_x1.drs" file. When you selected your Data Directory did you select the directory called "Data" inside of your Age of Empires folder?

EDIT: fixed the first post.

[Edited on 07/17/10 @ 08:39 PM]

pc102880 Nice work!

I've tested this tool, but there's a error occured.
The pics are below:

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/5171/pic1h.jpg
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2067/pic2xf.jpg

From the pics u can see the setting is correct, i've traced the code and tried to modified the content, but the problem still not be solved.(Maybe just because im not an expert to this field :p)

And another question is can this tool support multi-per files? With java's handy API, i think it's possible to realize the function.
Tniffoc
File Author
That means that the program didn't have the right permissions on the gamedata_x1.drs file.

Try running the program as an administrator.
supaey I encountered the problem "couldn't delete the current gamedate_x1.drs!" aswell even with administrator rights.
The reason is a small bug in MultAI_Manager which does not close after reading it.
Solution:
Add a the following line to AIListView.java after line #155 and compile again.
dis.close();
Tniffoc
File Author
Just made the update. Uploading new file now.
ulfulfulf This looks great, thank you! Does it support multi-per AI's like [url=http://aok.heavengames.com/blacksmith/showfile.php?fileid=4256]AllianceThundaEmpire[/url], or is that the reason why I got an error saying "AI Script Error
Player 4
File RandomGame.per
Line 2: ERR3001: Invalid preprocessor directive: ned"
Tniffoc
File Author
It cannot support multiple PER AIs and there is no plan to at this point. The way the injection technique works makes it really hard to implement. Sorry for the problems but I hope the tool is still useful without the multiple PER file support.

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