New AI, what’s better?

Strange title for this entry, huh?

Well, that’s what we are looking for Korax Arena, since the last beta release, Crimson Wizard and me had been discussing about the bots and their much needed AI enhancements, I’ve been researching for ways to improve certain aspects of the bots AI and it seems this whole things can be extended greatly for other projects, like the RPG project, so you can expect new enemy AI for our projects besides new AI for bots in the next release, I’ve got some ideas, and Crimson Wizard is also working on this, so by combining these efforts we’ll be able to extend something to enemies and make some tests on our findings, we are focusing for now, in making bots to look for paths to reach things and enemies in a more realistic way, once this is done, we’ll be able to apply all this for other bot reactions, like strafing missiles, jumping for reaching something, etc.

Imagine if we could make enemies that jump to reach for the player in our RPG, or enemies who instead of attacking alone, get a group of other enemies and attack the player, or enemies who won’t attack if another one is in front of them, things like this can increase the challenge of the game for the player in a great way 🙂 . That’s it for now, see ya all again soon!

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Forums Revamped!

We have just finished revamping the forums, we updated to the latest forum software and added a couple of new features here and there, it took a while because the old DB wasn’t compatible with the newest version of the forum software, but hopefully everything should work fine, a couple of posts from today were lost during the update, but there shouldn’t be any more problems.

Also, I would like to inform our users that our server won’t host binary distributions anymore, I’ve updated the download links to point to our SourceForge project page, where you’ll be able to find downloads from now on, that’s it for now, see ya all again soon!

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KA 0.9.1 Beta Released

I just want to announce that we have released Korax Arena Beta 0.9.1, which fixes some problems that were present on the last beta release, you can get it from here.

Here’s a small changelog of it:

  • Fixed crash when killing monsters in Castle Sweep
  • Fixed hero’s long bow snipper feature
  • Added sprites for Heresiarch’s purple ray and claws
  • Fixed problems with scoreboard drawing in team gameplay modes
  • Fixed problems in bots AI while tracking allies changing maps
  • Modified certain weapon’s attacks
  • Added new weapons for Heresiarch player
  • Modified full-screen HUD’s experience display
  • Added CVar for number of death player and monster corpses, this should fix flickering sprites in most situations
  • General bug fixes here and there

Be sure to post your bug findings and comments in the Korax Arena forums, enjoy!

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KMod3 Lives.

I feel I must confess that over the last year and a half or so, I’ve been pretty inactive on this project. Due to a mix of social and personal reasons that I’d assume your not too fussed about.

Good news however is that I’m back, and KMod3 is being brought back into development, which not only means that all the annoying bugs in the last beta will be fixed, but also new functionality will be added. I’ll not say anything now, but watch this space as I’ll bring the occasional update on our progress.

Oh and don’t worry, Korax Arena will not be slowed by this.

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Korax Arena official announcement and beta release!

We are happy to officially announce Korax Arena, our multiplayer project, also, to celebrate this great moment, we are releasing a new beta version for all of you, it’s version 0.9, we are so excited of what we’ve made here that we want to share it as it is now with you, some things aren’t complete yet, but the result is very interesting, but enough small talk, you might be asking: what’s new on this version? and we’ve got a simple answer for that, EVERYTHING :).

Here’s the main changes to it:

  • Greatly fixed the bots AI
  • Bots are spawned automatically now
  • Added new weapons and fixed behaviors for existing ones
  • Greatly balanced damage values and attacks for every class
  • When starting a new game, the menu should update options according to game mode and available maps for it
  • Added team castle sweep game play mode (total massacre)
  • Added Kill the Heresiarch game play mode (but it’s unfinished)
  • Football game play mode is still unfinished
  • Deathmatch, team DM and castle sweep are complete
  • Added scoreboards for every game play mode
  • Added secondary fire modes for flechette and discs of repulsion
  • Lots of improvements and bug fixes

There’s a bunch of new maps, artwork, music, etc. for you to enjoy, we hope to make this the best KA release ever. Since it’s a beta, it’ll be linked on our SourceForge.net project page, you can get it from here.

Post all your comments, suggestions and bug reports on our KA forums, the KA section on the site will be updated shortly with information on the gameplay modes and features behind it, so stay tuned for our next updates :).

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