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Old April 16th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Default Question on cheat detection

Hey, just a quick question.

Does cheat detection silently hit AI players, and reduce them in some way? If so, is there leeway, or does it occur on any pretender point excess?

It doesn't report any cheating found (except for human players) that I've seen, but I'm wondering if it would affect my maps' custom AI pretenders, what with their 150-point bonuses, so I thought I'd ask to make sure.

I normally have been disabling it for my games (I don't cheat, but I do use the custom pretenders to prevent AIs from taking suicidal scales and all that), but the question hit me as I was writing a readme file for one of the maps: should I put a note advising players to disable cheat detection when using the custom-AI-pretenders maps, or is it no problem?
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I think it only works for humans.
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Thanks, Rookierookie.

To be certain, can anyone verify?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Question on cheat detection

Cheat detection does not apply to the AI. If it did, anything beyond normal AI would get hammered with it because of the AI bonuses.

EDIT: You can actually test this. Make a map where you use the god commands to give some nation's pretender full positive scales and path 10 in all magic. Start a game on the map with that nation set to AI. Then start a second game where you set the nation to human. The one controlled by the AI does not get reduced, but the one set to human will.
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Ah, okay. Thanks, Edi.
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