ESAI stands for Enhanced Strategic AI.The goal of ESAI is to make both COOP and Single Player more challenging and exciting.
ESAI is both a ready to use system of Strategic AI scripts, as well as a framework for others to use for writing their own Strategic AI modules. ESAI features a plugin system to facilitate the above.
"ESAI works with all mods, but is not recommended for use with Project Reality."
The sentence above is complete crap. I lied. At the time it was written I was catching a lot of flack from PR fans, so I put that in. I apologize. ESAI works with all mods. Really, I promise. The way ESAI is written it is impossible for it not to work with any mod.
The ESAI project has been around for 3 years now. It has been tested extensively. The code is quite stable, and ESAI runs fine on a dedicated Coop server.
There were once two main branches of the ESAI Project: ESAI Standard, and ESAI:Forgotten Hope 2 Edition. The FH2 edition was written for FH2 ver 2.3. ESAI:FH2 is completely obsolete, and will not be updated. That said, standard ESAI will work fine with FH2.
If you want to use ESAI in your mod, just go by the rules below and you have my permission to use it - you don't need to ask me. You can just go ahead, read the list below please.
I do enjoy trying other people's work, so if you would like to link me to your mod I encourage you to do so.
Rules for use and distribution of ESAI:
1.) You are strictly forbidden to in any way use this enhancement for financial gain. Exception: Coop server admins who need a way to pay for their bandwidth, you can ESAI with your game.
2.) You have to credit me now. My real handle in the BF2 world is " Void ", please use this name for credits
3.) If your mod is strictly an AI enhancement project of some sort, and no other mod content...I don't know, you or what you wrote - I would like my work kept apart from those things.
<-- Mods containing actual content that include AI modifications, please do feel free to go ahead. -->
4.) I welcome people to change or customize ESAI and use it in a public mod, or to post just your custom version in public. You must rename your version if you post a standalone customized version of ESAI. ( Just add an extra letter or something, I don't care at all what you call it. )
If you are still unsure if you have permission to use ESAI, post in the Battlefield Single player forum topic below.
bobthedinosaur is in charge of permission requests now and reviewing what you are up to in your mod. He speaks on my behalf, do not argue with him. I am mostly retired from battlefield now.
Enjoy your game!
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