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  1. Has there ever been any discussion to maybe adding @ some point in time a new dynamic for population aging somehow? Thinking something like just a basic timer but time could be x-factored by medicine technology tree somewhere, also adding some demographic type of charting, also maybe x-factored could be attack dynamics where young battle = x1, middle age (prime) is x5 and later periods in old age are x1. Thoughts? [0] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_ageing
  2. The way I see it the nomad mode is a bit flawed and yet excellent at the same time. Random maps throwing random resources will immediately doom certain civs right off the bat depending on geography. In your best strategy you build a dock and hope for the best in gathering up to build a Civ Centre. Part of it is a short mini-game within a game. So to answer your question build a dock and immediately gather wood/stone/metal (thus placing your dock in an equal distance between all 3 being part of your fate/doom/win).
  3. Just to keep this conversation going a bit, I came across this while watching the Tensorflow Dev Summit videos, https://github.com/tensorflow/datasets/blob/master/tensorflow_datasets/video/starcraft.py ... in light of what I think happens w/ SC2 AI build-ups it is more of passing minimap visual information into decision making, another more high level route. BTW I noticed quite a few discussions in regards to forks of 0AD, something I would like to see of any forks is the possibility on making 2 different projects, one simply for the Pyrogenesis RTS engine and the other for Civs straight down the line to being loadables or mod-based.
  4. A Gym/Universe setup would be great but 0ad isn't a simple Atari 2600 environment ;-) I haven't looked much @ it since Hannibal dev kinda died down but in retrospect really what I think the launcher (https://github.com/agentx-cgn/Hannibal/blob/master/launcher.py) was doing was to dump game state and let a sub python process (ML/RL) analyze and then pass it back up to one of the managers in Petra when decision making on the next action (gather/attack/defend/etc). Really the first step is to try to strip down pyrogenesis to bare bones w/ 1 civ and 1 map somehow (and of course keep it inline w/ master branch), otherwise you are looking @ 2GB public.zip - in nutshell the eye candy graphics nothing pertaining to the bare bone of the AI planning. At the moment it is easier to test ideas w/ something micro like, https://github.com/santiontanon/microrts and then bring it back into 0ad, probably as a mod itself. Another interesting thread I came across:
  5. At one point I gather a lot of what was going on w/ Halite and Starcraft to do something RL-based in 0AD @ https://github.com/0ad4ai but the way I had it setup was to just rip apart the /public default mod down to barebones like you describe 1vs1 on a continental map and mini-game through resources (first to 100, etc.). When I was researching Starcraft the obvious part that stood out was the strategies around dynamic build orders to match what the layout of the map was in terms of resources. I enjoyed exploring this but did not get too far, I really like what was done w/ Hannibal but the main problem ended up being the new builds would be out of sync so a fork of the public mod was needed outside of the engine, I don't know if that is still anything remotely possible because there are way too many civs to deal with and some folks I even passed the idea along too didn't want to download the entire game.
  6. Well no real replay per se, could be anything but if you view it under nomad you can determine that the AI must place the dock in a very strategic location (some civs are already finished because not enough resources around). I usually select this map under Random because it seems to be the best @ fair generation. The other great thing to watch is the diplomacy under cases which Neutrality and Allies are established.
  7. Has anyone actually watched a random map w/ 4 AI agents in nomad mode ... the race to establish a first civ center is actually quite interesting.
  8. Sorry I hoped away from 0ad for a while and just saw this post (mention), I am available if anything needs testing on OSX (10.14.3) - will try building copy tonight.
  9. config.status: executing default commands /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/make -C config export clang -arch i386 -o now.o -c -mmacosx-version-min=10.9 -arch x86_64 -fvisibility=hidden -Wall -fno-common -g -fPIC -UNDEBUG -DDEBUG_jonbaer -DPACKAGE_NAME=\"\" -DPACKAGE_TARNAME=\"\" -DPACKAGE_VERSION=\"\" -DPACKAGE_STRING=\"\" -DPACKAGE_BUGREPORT=\"\" -DPACKAGE_URL=\"\" -DDEBUG=1 -DXP_UNIX=1 -DDARWIN=1 -DHAVE_BSD_FLOCK=1 -DHAVE_SOCKLEN_T=1 -DHAVE_POINTER_LOCALTIME_R=1 -DHAS_CONNECTX=1 -DHAVE_CRT_EXTERNS_H=1 -DXP_MACOSX=1 -DFORCE_PR_LOG -D_PR_PTHREADS -UHAVE_CVAR_BUILT_ON_SEM now.c clang -arch i386 now.o -mmacosx-version-min=10.9 -arch x86_64 -stdlib=libc++ -o now ld: warning: The i386 architecture is deprecated for macOS (remove from the Xcode build setting: ARCHS) ld: warning: ignoring file /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.14.sdk/usr/lib/libSystem.tbd, missing required architecture i386 in file /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.14.sdk/usr/lib/libSystem.tbd Undefined symbols for architecture i386: "___stdoutp", referenced from: _main in now.o "_fprintf", referenced from: _main in now.o "_time", referenced from: _main in now.o ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386 clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation) make[1]: *** [now] Error 1 make: *** [export] Error 2 ERROR: NSPR build failed
  10. Thank you! I think I must have scrolled w/ the Magic Mouse over the units and didn't realize you could do that. What is odd is that the setting seems to max to 20 yet scrolling can go way past that.
  11. I know this probably part of something in game play but what causes your Military compound or Civic Center to decrease your max build from 5 to 4? I hadn't see that before is that something civ specific? I'll modify the title in the post when I realize what this is called.
  12. Any updates on this topic? Anyone else watching the OpenAI 5 vs. humans?
  13. There is an excellent forum thread on markets and the genesis of trading in the game here: While looking through some code I wanted to figure out if InternationalBonus could be a -negative value. There is discussion there about not really needing the idea of fees/tariffs on the markets because you are allies but I'd really like to see this change during gameplay somehow. It's very hard to determine from other posts if the economic % of the game will change in the future or what tickets are focused on it (if any). Reading through that post shows it has come a long way but I wish there was more adjustments you could make when setting markets/traders/docks/merchants in long game form.
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