ESAI stands for "Enhanced Strategic AI". It is an AI Commander Enhancement for Battlefield 2. It is a replacement for the default DICE commander script.
If you want to use ESAI in your mod, read this news post. I also would like to mention that you can use ESAI with BF 2142 also. The part of the AI I work with didn't change between the two game engines.
Posted by ESAI on Mar 21st, 2013
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!