Quake3 Hopper is a generic executable that activates special bot AI for all mods that have been available so far as well as original Quake3 Arena and Team Arena. As this mod name implies, bots can now hop around the level like human players. And they roam the whole level more evenly. Plus they have now improved item collection AI.

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Originated from Tier666 Mod, Quake3 Hopper is a generic bot AI modification for QuakeIII Arena and her mods. Bots can now jump around the level like human players or sand hoppers. You can expect more on enjoyable hunting experience.

Posted by a13xoloid on Dec 21st, 2011





Title : Quake3 Arena Hopper Modification v2.2
Author : a13xoloid
description : Universal Bot AI Modification (engine)
platform : Windows95 or above


* Description *

Originated from Tier666 Mod, Quake3 Hopper is a generic bot AI modification for QuakeIII Arena and her mods.
Bots can now jump around the level like human players or sand hoppers.
You can expect more on enjoyable hunting experience.

* Features *

- supporting almost all the Quake3 maps and mods ever released on the fly (mods that have modifed movement physics or bot AI are unlikely to mix well)
- movement AI quite different from original Quake3
- map roaming AI quite different from original Quake3
- wider range of render setting

* Play Information *

- make sure you have retail version of Quake III Arena installed on your PC, ideally patched to version 1.32 or above
- unzip the contents of "quake3-hopper-v2.2.zip" to your Quake3 folder, so that "quake3-hopper.exe" sits in the same directory with original "quake3.exe"
- just double click "quake3-hopper.exe" to play (or you can create your own shortcut)
- if you bring down the console and see the orange signature "Hosted By Quake3 Hopper" at the bottome right, the hopper is properly working
- if this is the first time for you to use hopper, it is recommended to have a quick test match in a small map like q3dm1

your_quake3_directoy\ (such as C:\games\quake3\)
|
|_quake3.exe
|_quake3-hopper.exe
|
|_baseq3\

* Change Log *
v2.2
- bots can now dynamically hop to higher targets that are supposed to be reachable by rocket jumping
NOTE : bots can do this even if they don't have rocket launcher, and they wont't even receive knock back damage
NOTE : if "hopper_allow_godlike" is set "1", bots can exceed the max height reachable by rocket jumping
- bots can now fall down stairs pretty quickly
- bots can now play hazardous maps better (i.e. q3dm17, q3ctf3)
- added new CVARs r_fastSkyR, r_fastSkyG, r_fastSkyB which respectively designate RGB element for fast sky
- fixed a silly bug on hopping where incorrect direction was evaluated, bots can now hop more often and more securely
- pmove_fixed is now always disabled (was forced to be enabled), resulting in more precise bot movement
NOTE : due to the nature of q3hopper, it should not be enabled, or various sync errors will arise even on localhost
NOTE : however it can be safely enabled if g_synchronousClients is enabled as well, at the expense of noticeable missing frames (not recommended unless you're about to record a demo)
- drastically optimized jump prediction code(should now be much faster/safer)

v2.1
- fixed a fatal sync error where some events(sound, powerup timer) are not transmitted properly

v2.0
- added numerous hopper_* CVARs to enable/disable/configure bot movement based on the characteristics of mods/maps or on your preference
NOTE: these new CVARs will be written to "q3hopper.cfg" so as not to pollute existing "q3config.cfg" that resides in the same directory
NOTE: some of the original yet a bit modified render CVARs will stay in "q3config.cfg" (i.e. r_ambientScale)
NOTE: old broken hopper_* CVARs may remain in "q3config.cfg", they can be safely deleted
- bots can now use air acceleration
- bots can now gain decent horizontal speed on initial jump (circle jump emulation)
- bots can now continue acceleration up to 2 jumps if possible (strafe jump emulation)
- bots that are holding rocket launcher(or weapon index 5) during combat can now gain additional vertical speed on jump (rocket jump emulation)
- fixed various broken render variables
NOTE : fogs can now be completely eliminated through "r_drawFog"
NOTE : "r_minLight" can now affect all the dynamic/static vertex color as well as lightmaps

v1.0
- bots can now hop more often

* Hopper CVARs (some of the render variables may not work for mods that use their own file/directory naming convention) *

hopper_allow_godlike - allow godlike hop to item/player, not recommended at all for space maps and realistic mods - default:0
hopper_battle_hop_percentage - how often bots try to hop during combat - default:80
hopper_battle_hop_rocket_jump_percentage - how often bots use rocket jump emulation when they try to jump during combat - default:0
NOTE : if hop_percentage is 80% and rj_percentage is 40%, acutal rj_percentage is 80 * 40 / 100 = 32%
hopper_battle_hop_wait - how long bots must wait for the next hop after landing during combat(in msec) - default:500
hopper_hop_on_stair_steps - bots try to climb up stairs quickly by hopping - default:1
hopper_hop_while_running - bots try to hop while running around if possible, the higher this value is, the more possibilities will be checked with higher CPU costs - default:3(max)
hopper_hop_to_item - bots try to hop toward visible item/player if possible, -1:only lower or equal height, 0:disabled, 1:all possible - default:1
hopper_max_fall_height - max falling distance bots are allowed to fall as a result of hopping to item/player - default:320
hopper_quick_withdraw - bots try to withdraw(go backward while facing enemy) quickly by dodging - default:1

(for speed)
r_ext_compressed_textures - compress textures with S3TC_DXT format 1:DXT5, 2:DXT1, 3:DXT3 - default:0
r_drawFog - default:1
r_drawMapObjects - default:1
r_lodBiasIgnoreSelf - prevent 1st person view weapons to go blocky as a result of positive lod bias - default:1
NOTE : may not work depending on the shape of weapon (i.e. grenade launcher)

(for protection of eyes/nerves)

r_darkenWeaponEffects - darken weapon effects, up to 2 bits - default:0
r_freqScale - scale the interval of blinking textures - default:1.0
r_drawMuzzleFlash - default:1
NOTE : may not work depending on the type of weapon (i.e. lightning gun)
NOTE : if you are playing mods and weapon beams are not properly shown, this option will be the cause

(for visibility)
r_picmip - set picmip for level textures and map objects only - default:1
r_picmipExp - set picmip for missile explosions only - default:0

r_intensityPM - set the intensity of player models - default:2
r_intensityTX - set the intensity of level textures - default:1

r_lgOBB - overbright bits for verts color of dynamic map model(player models and weapon models) - default:2
r_lmOBB - overbright bits for lightmap textures - default:2
r_mdlOBB - overbright bits for verts color of static map model - default:2
NOTE : r_mapOverBrightBits - set overbrightbits for targets other than listed above (for textures on brush/patch) - default:2
NOTE : r_overBrightBits can now be in effect for windowed mode - default:1
NOTE : what really matters is the value of each overbright bit(r_lgOBB, r_lmOBB, r_mdlOBB, r_mapOBB) minus r_overBrightBits
NOTE : r_ambientscale - scale the brightness of dynamically lit(by lightgrid) models(player models) - default:0.6

r_minLight - minimum value of lightmap/vertex brightness to cope with dark custom maps - default:0, max:255
r_huntMode - 1:make level textures gray, 2:make lightmap gray, 3:make both gray - default:0
r_drawVolumetricLight - draw volumetric lights in official id maps - default:1

r_fastSkyR - designate red element for fast sky, min:0, max:255 - default:160
r_fastSkyG - designate green element for fast sky, min:0, max:255 - default:160
r_fastSkyB - designate blue element for fast sky, min:0, max:255 - default:160

(etc)
r_clampToEdge - fix black seams around skybox - default:1
r_normalizeByColor - prevent over-lit textures turn white out - default:1
r_zFarScale - scale the value of zFar (never draw anything whose distance from player exceeds this value) - default:1.0
r_forceCullBack - always cull backside of polygon, or never draw as two sided - default:0

* Author *

Name : a13xoloid
E-mail: hareluya666@gmail.com
Home : Moddb.com

Special thanks to id software to release full source code.

* Copyright / Permissions *

This mod is (c) by a13xoloid (2011). All rights reserved.

You are NOT allowed to commercially exploit this mod, i.e. put it on a CD
or any other electronic medium (e.g. that would be included with a magazine)
without my explicit permission.

You MAY distribute this program and associated files through the (internet,
FTP, local BBS etc.), provided you include this file and leave the archive
intact.

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