Sunday, May 31, 2009

How to Install Advanced Melee AI (AMAI) a Downloadable AI Mod for Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne

Advanced Melee AI is a third-party AI mod for the realt-time strategy game Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne. It greatly enhances Warcraft 3's AI's micromanagement abilities. While it's nowhere as good as Warcraft 3 pros, it does provide a sufficient challenge for casual players of the game.

>>> See videos of how the AMAI behaves in a match.


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Please note that I did not create this AI mod. While I have played with this AI mod for Warcraft 3 for several months now and have suffered no problems, I cannot provide any technical support if Blizzard suddenly invalidates your CD key and bans you from Battle.net. Install at your own risk.
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1. Download AMAI Player Edition from HERE. Choose AMAI Player Edition. (I chose the Player Edition as it has installation instructions that I deem to be "safe." The reason? Read on.)

2. Unzip the file.

3. In your Warcraft III\Maps folder, create a sub-folder. Label it with something informative like "AMAI" or "Amai maps."


4. Copy (CTRL+C) maps that you would like to play against the Advanced Melee AI mod in. Paste it in the sub-folder you have created. This guarantees that the maps you use in Battle.net won't be modified. This is also the reason why I like the Player Edition better.



5. Run AMAI.

6. Browse to where you have put the maps you would like to play against the Advanced Melee AI mod in. Select the maps (CTRL+A).


7. Click "Install AMAI."

8. Start a Single Player Custom Game. Navigate to the sub-folder you have created and choose a map to play in. Enjoy! If you are new to Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, prepare to get your ass kicked! >)_)

6 comments:

wl said...

great man, that's what i'm looking for my 1.23 tft
best regards!
Lan

Shazbot said...

Glad to hear you found this post useful. I normally post 2x a week but lately work has been crazy. :D

AMAI does pack quite a wallop, relatively speaking. Enjoy!

Zalamander said...

Nice that people still find this addon fun.
Always been thinking of making a edited movie showing of all main features that really put AMAI apart from the original AI of War3. I just never get around to it. :)

Shazbot said...

Do! That'll help promote the AI mod and hopefully encourage StrategyMaster to accelerate the development of AMAI 3.0.

JustAnotherDrummerJG said...

hello, i do all steps and believe AMAI install correctly but when go to a custom game on the map i installed mod for, it doesn't show the bars for player/bots (race,color,difficulty, etc?)

Ildamos said...

Hello I haven't played Warcraft 3 in ages but google for "AMAI Warcraft 3 forums" --- it should point you to a webpage where you can get tech support from the players using it. Good luck!