VP4 bad Ai programming and stutter

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Invertol
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VP4 bad Ai programming and stutter

Post by Invertol » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:02 pm

Well first I want to thank Celeris for getting VP4 out!

Bad Ai.
I'm playing 9ball pro tour and the Ai very often gets really frustrating.
It seems to be a constant hunt for the 9ball, even if there is a 1% chance to carom the 9ball they go for it.

If you snooker white 2cm behind for example the 5ball and 3ball are next the Ai makes an incredible jumpshot over the 5ball and hits the 3ball.
The force needed to get white over the 5ball would send the hall owner after me with a cueshaft swinging around my head.

The two examples above is really annoying and takes away a lot of the feeling of "realistic play".

Strange stutter.
If I turn off ingame music and restart the game I get some wierd stuttering, its like playing a online game with high ping or a movie with bad conversion from NTSC to PAL.
It doesn't matter if I turn v-sync on or off but turning the music back on problem gone....strange

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Re: VP4 bad Ai programming and stutter

Post by sharkey9 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:00 am

You forgot those on-purpose misses.
Either leaving you in a perfect snooker or, when at an easy 9ball, when the comp thinks you should win the rack.

Or AI positional play utilising pocket corners, caroms with every other ball on the table, always ending up in perfect positions.

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Re: VP4 bad Ai programming and stutter

Post by Invertol » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:46 am

sharkey9 wrote:You forgot those on-purpose misses.
Either leaving you in a perfect snooker or, when at an easy 9ball, when the comp thinks you should win the rack.

Or AI positional play utilising pocket corners, caroms with every other ball on the table, always ending up in perfect positions.

Always putting a smile on my face, forcing me to even try harder...
Yes I know about them too.
+ if you have two fouls the Ai allways give you an easy shot on the third.

But I can live with that.

These super jumpshots and this ridiculous hunt for the 9ball are really annoying.
If you are a pro player you never go for a carom on the 9ball unless you are 99% certain or else you will get punished and loss of frame.

I would really like to hear Vpeers take on this.

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