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: [[AI War:Current Post-8.000 Beta|Upcoming and latest patch-notes]].
 
: [[AI War:Current Post-8.000 Beta|Upcoming and latest patch-notes]].
  
== Starting A New Campaign ==
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== Introduction ==
 
* [[AI War:Fast Facts|Fast Facts: A Crash Course On AI War]]
 
* [[AI War:Fast Facts|Fast Facts: A Crash Course On AI War]]
 
* [[AI War:Starting Out|I'm Just Starting Out -- What Should I Do?]]
 
* [[AI War:Starting Out|I'm Just Starting Out -- What Should I Do?]]
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* [[AI War:Choosing A Map Size|What Difference Does The Map Size Make? (Hint: Tiny Maps Are Harder)]]
 
* [[AI War:Choosing A Map Size|What Difference Does The Map Size Make? (Hint: Tiny Maps Are Harder)]]
 
* [[AI War:Choosing An AI Opponent|What are suggestions for a good first AI opponent?]]
 
* [[AI War:Choosing An AI Opponent|What are suggestions for a good first AI opponent?]]
* [[AI War:AI Opponent Types|AI Opponent Type Descriptions]]
 
 
* [[AI War:Prerequisites to Winning|Steps Required To Win]]
 
* [[AI War:Prerequisites to Winning|Steps Required To Win]]
 
* [http://www.arcengames.com/aiwar_videos.php Video Tutorials (See An Expert Play)]
 
* [http://www.arcengames.com/aiwar_videos.php Video Tutorials (See An Expert Play)]
  
 
== General Gameplay ==
 
== General Gameplay ==
 
 
* [[AI War:Getting More Ships|How Do I Get More Ships?]]
 
* [[AI War:Getting More Ships|How Do I Get More Ships?]]
 
* [[AI War:Using Older Ships|What Do I Do With My Older Ships?]]
 
* [[AI War:Using Older Ships|What Do I Do With My Older Ships?]]
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* [[AI War:Vengeance of the Machine|What exactly is added via the Vengeance of the Machine expansion?]]
 
* [[AI War:Vengeance of the Machine|What exactly is added via the Vengeance of the Machine expansion?]]
 
* [[AI War:Destroyer of Worlds|What exactly is added via the Destroyer of Worlds expansion?]]
 
* [[AI War:Destroyer of Worlds|What exactly is added via the Destroyer of Worlds expansion?]]
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== Game Setup ==
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* [[AI War:Minor Factions|Minor Factions]]
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* [[AI War:AI Plots|AI Plots]]
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* [[AI War:AI Opponent Types|AI Type]]
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* [[AI War:Map Style|Map Style]]
  
 
== Interface ==
 
== Interface ==
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* Cross-Planet Attacks: [[AI War:Cross_Planet_Attacks#How Do Cross-Planet Attacks Work?|How Do Cross-Planet Attacks Work?]]
 
* Cross-Planet Attacks: [[AI War:Cross_Planet_Attacks#How Do Cross-Planet Attacks Work?|How Do Cross-Planet Attacks Work?]]
 
* Border Aggression: [[AI War:Border Aggression|How Does Border Aggression Work?]]
 
* Border Aggression: [[AI War:Border Aggression|How Does Border Aggression Work?]]
* AI Minor Factions: [[AI War:Minor Factions|What Are Minor Factions?]]
 
 
* AI Design: [[AI War:AI Design|What Makes The Design Of This AI Unique From An Under-The-Hood Perspective?]]
 
* AI Design: [[AI War:AI Design|What Makes The Design Of This AI Unique From An Under-The-Hood Perspective?]]
 
* Exogalactic Strikeforces: [[AI War:How Exogalactic Strikeforces Work|How Do Exogalactic Strikeforces Work?]]
 
* Exogalactic Strikeforces: [[AI War:How Exogalactic Strikeforces Work|How Do Exogalactic Strikeforces Work?]]

Revision as of 21:06, 11 March 2015

AI War: Fleet Command is a space-based RTS with incredible AI and the largest number of units (30,000+ in most games) of any game we know of. Up to eight players team up against two deadly AI civilizations in lengthy, multi-session campaigns spanning an 80-120 planet galaxy map.

More About AI War.
Upcoming and latest patch-notes.

Introduction

General Gameplay

Multiplayer Co-Op

Expansions

Game Setup

Interface

Defense

Offense

Economy

Ship-Specific Game Mechanics

Ship Strategies & Errata

In an average game, the player's navy revolves around groups of fleet ships supplemented by starships and support vessels. A comprehensive ship compendium is being added, of which you can currently begin browsing by visiting the basic triangle ships: Fighters, Bombers, and Missile Frigates.

AI

Higher Difficulties Only

Design Philosophy

Story

Settings

Player-Created Strategy Resources

Release History

Please note that there are generally prerelease beta versions available at any given time of the year, and there have been literally hundreds of those in between all of the official releases noted below.

The New System That Began In 4.0

Brace yourself: but the entire combat, repair, economic, and construction models have been almost completely rewritten. To the novice player these changes are subtle enough that it feels like basically the same game. To the more experienced player, these changes are a dream come true, shaving off rough edges left and right and leaving something simpler and more elegant in its place. We had a corps of 95 community members giving us feedback, after all, so there's been a lot of vetting of this from both newer and experienced players. The main benefits of these particular changes are simplicity, transparency-to-the-player, and internal accuracy in outlier situations. •As part of the new combat model, the old concept of "shields" (as distinct from "force fields") has been removed, and the random-hit-chance and range-related components of the hit chance calculations are gone. In place of this is a new, simpler, and far better "armor" system that affects damage output instead of hit chance. •One key simplification in this new version is the removal of all the internal ship-specific damage multipliers. In their place, we now have a small number of new "hull types" and ships get visible bonuses against them. This also removes the "Strong Vs and Weak Vs" display in favor of both the raw hull attack multipliers display and a new Reference tab when really detailed data is needed (presumably not often). •Following on with those massive changes, every last ship in the game has been rebalanced to a heavy degree, sometimes pretty much completely



Technical Support

The new navigational bar is under construction!




AI War Navigation Reference
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Version History Version 2.000Version 3.000Version 4.000Version 5.000Version 6.000Versions 6.00Beta - 7.00Versions 7.00Beta - 8.00Versions 8.00+
Game Content AI War:Base GameExpansion 1: The Zenith RemnantExpansion 2: Children of Neinzul
Expansion 3: Light of the SpireExpansion 4: Ancient ShadowsExpansion 5: Vengeance of the MachineExpansion 6: Destroyer of Worlds
Getting Started User Interface and ControlsNew Game OptionsTutorial WalkthroughGame Objectives (What do I do next?)How the AI Attacks You (AI Progress, Waves and Threat)I'm stuck! Help? (Player submitted questions)
Enemy AI Types and AI Plots AI Opponent Types: (Easier - Moderate - Harder - Technologist) ♦ AI Plots: (Avenger - Hybrid Hives - Advanced Hybrids - Astro Trains - Beachheads - Hunter - Shark-A - Shark-B - Counter Posts - Warp Relays - Preemption)
Minor Factions Human MaraudersHuman Resistance FightersHuman Colony RebellionsZenith TradersZenith MinersZenith Dyson SphereZenith DevourerBroken Golems (Easy) (Moderate) (Hard)Botnet Golem (Easy) (Moderate) (Hard)Neinzul Rocketry CorpsNeinzul Preservation WardensNeinzul Roaming EnclavesFallen SpireSpire Civilian LeadersSpirecraft (Easy) (Moderate) (Hard)Dark SpireAlt Champion ProgressAlt Champion NemesisShowdown DevicesNomad PlanetsExodian Blade
Ships and Structures Fleet ShipsStarshipsSpirecraftTurretsGuardiansGuard PostsMilitary StructuresEconomic StructuresGolemsWarheadsAstroTrains
Combat Mechanics Ammunition TypesShip ImmunitiesShip AbilitiesHull TypesAttack MultipliersArmor (Overall Damage Calculations)Engines and Speed (including Tractor Beams and Gravity Effects)Force Field InteractionsCloaking and Tachyon Beams(Stealth)Capturing Ships and Structures (& Reclamation)Strategic reserve
Economic Mechanics Crystal and Metal HarvestingEnergy GenerationScience and Knowledge and Hacking the AIBuild Time and Constructors (including Repair)
Miscellaneous Map seeds of interestGlossary