Enemy AI

Notes on Enemy AI are currently incomplete; eventually, data will be decoded and added into Temporal Flux for functionality. Enemy AI information will be updated as new stuff comes.

Offsets[edit]

Directly from Geiger's Offsets.txt
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0C8B08 0C8D07 PTR No No Pointers to Enemy AI (local) 6/21/2004
0C8D08 0CCBC8 AI No No Enemy AI 7/14/2003
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Summary[edit]

Enemy AI is divided into two blocks that terminate with $FF.

AAAAAAAAFF
BBBBBBBBFF

The first block contains actions that the enemy performs on its own. The second block contains reactions when the enemy is attacked.

Each block can be broken down into sections that alternate between Condition and Action.


Condition

Conditions are a multiple of 4 bytes, each of which is a boolean statement. All must be true for the following Action section to be executed. The section is terminated by $FE.

Action

Actions can contain one or more commands to perform. An enemy's attack meter must refill first before it can continue with the next command. The section is terminated by $FE.

Conditions[edit]

There is a total of 41 Conditions ($00-28)

00 ?? ?? ?? nothing.  continue with following Action
01 hh ?? ?? check health.  hh - 03=50%
02 ?? ?? ??
03 ?? mm ?? unknown.  mm - monster index
04 ?? mm ?? check if monster is alive.  mm - monster index
05 nn ?? ?? check number of enemies.  nn - minimum? number of enemies that must exist for the following Action to be executed
06 ?? ?? ??
07 nn ?? ?? check times attacked.  nn - number of times the enemy must be attacked for the following Action section to be executed
08 ?? ?? ??
09 ?? ?? ?? check if hit at all
0A ?? ?? ??
0B ?? ?? ??
0C ss ?? ?? check if hit by status ss.  ss = 01 chaos, 00 none, 06 sleep
0D ?? ?? ??
0E ?? ?? ??
0F ?? ?? ??
10 ?? ?? ?? (only used once for Enemy $F8 R Series?)
11 ?? ?? ?? check if hit by magic
12 ?? tt ?? if hit with tech.  tt - tech index
13 ?? ?? ??
14 ?? ?? ??
15 ee ?? ?? if hit by element.  ee - 80=lightning
16 ?? ?? ?? (possibly unused)
17 cc ?? ?? load random number.  cc - chance to execute following Action
18 vv jj oo check weapon or other stat.  vv - weapon index or other value to check if equal jj - multipurpose byte, 80 copy flag: 7EAED8 to 7EAECC, 7F subroutine index oo - offset from stat set start
19 ?? ?? ??
1A mm nn ?? if  number monsters alive?? -- mm monster index, nn number needed to be alive
1B nn ?? ?? if num pc's  (alive?) -- number of pc's
1C ?? ?? ??
1D ?? ?? ??
1E ?? ?? ??
1F ?? ?? ?? check distance.
20 ?? ?? ?? check if defeated.
21 ?? ?? ??
22 ?? ?? ??
23 ?? ?? ?? (same as 18)
24 ?? ?? ?? (same as 18)
25 ?? ?? ?? (same as 18)
26 ?? ?? ?? (same as 18)
27 ?? ?? ?? (same as 18)
28 ?? ?? ?? (same as 18)


Older data not 100% confirmed:


05 XX 00 00 - number of enemies atleast XX
40 00 XX 01 - If monster XX is dead...byte 2/4 unexplored
09 00 00 00 - Physical Counter.
10 00 00 00 - Always Counter.
11 00 00 00 - Magical Counter.
15 XX 00 00 - Elemental Counter - 20 Ice, 10 Fire, 80 Lightning, 40 Shadow, 00 Physical. (02 and 04 have been used, only saw them skimming the listings)
1F 04 XX 00 - Is enemy distant (non-zero) or up close (zero)?

Actions[edit]

There is a total of 23 Actions ($00-16)

00 ?? jj ??  wander mode.  jj - multipurpose byte, 80 copy flag: 7EAED8 to 7EAECC, 7F subroutine index
01 aa jj ??  attack mode.  aa - attack index jj - multipurpose byte, 80 copy flag: 7EAED8 to 7EAECC, 7F subroutine index
02 tt jj jj jj ss  tech mode.  tt - tech index jj - multipurpose byte, 80 copy flag: 7EAED8 to 7EAECC, 7F subroutine index ss - battle enemy message string
03 (nothing, no routines)
04  random action.  uses a random number to determine which action in current section to start on.
05 ?? ??  unknown, possibly unused, and not confirmed if it is a 3 byte command.
06 (nothing, no routines)
07 mm aa hh  become monster.  mm - monster to turn into aa - animation? hh - hp
08 (nothing, no routines)
09 ??  display flashes for distant attack?
0A aa ss  run away.  aa - action to show ss - battle enemy message string
0B oo vv mm ss  set stat.  oo - offset from enemy stat set start vv - value to set/bitwise OR mm - mode, 00 set value 01 bitwise OR ss - battle enemy message string
0C oo vv ss  stat math.  oo - offset from enemy stat set start vv - multipurpose byte, 80 subtract flag, 7F amount to add/sub ss - battle enemy message string
0D ?? ss  unknown, state change?  ss - battle enemy message string
0E (nothing, no routines)
0F ss  display text.  ss - battle enemy message string
10 vv ee ss  revive support enemies.  vv - unk. stored to temp 7E000E ee - battle sound effect ss - battle enemy message string
11 oo vv oo vv oo vv oo vv ss  multi stat set.  oo - offset from enemy stat set start vv - value to set ss - battle enemy message string
12 ?? ?? jj jj oo vv oo vv oo vv oo vv oo vv ss  special multi stat set.  jj - multipurpose byte, 80 copy flag: 7EAED8 to 7EAECC, 7F subroutine index  oo - offset from enemy stat set start vv - value to set ss - battle enemy message string
13 jj vv  unknown, possibly unused, and not confirmed if it is a 3 byte command.  jj - multipurpose byte, 80 copy flag: 7EAED8 to 7EAECC, 7F subroutine index vv - unknown value stored to temp 7E000E
14 oo vv oo vv oo vv oo vv ss  multi stat math.  oo - offset from enemy stat set start vv - multipurpose byte, 80 subtract flag, 7F amount to add/sub ss - battle enemy message string
15 ?? ?? jj jj oo vv oo vv oo vv oo vv oo vv ss  special multi stat math.  jj - multipurpose byte, 80 copy flag: 7EAED8 to 7EAECC, 7F subroutine index oo - offset from enemy stat set start vv - multipurpose byte, 80 subtract flag, 7F amount to add/sub ss - battle enemy message string
16 -- tt oo vv oo vv oo vv oo vv ss  multi revive and set stat.  tt - tech/tech animation related index oo - offset from enemy stat set start vv - value to set ss - battle enemy message string


Older data not 100% confirmed:


00 WW XX YY            - wander mode YY is how you wander, WW animation related?
02 WW 05 XX YY ZZ      - Spell WW, Message ZZ, XX YY for double/triple?

Enemy AI subroutines[edit]

Used by Conditions: 18, and many others (to be determined)
Used by Actions: 00, 01, 02, 12, 13, 15

jj - Multiply x2 + 01B8BB to obtain the pointer

00 - nothing, no routines
03 - used by Condition 18, enemy stat related?
04 - used by Condition 18, PC stat related?
05 - target random PC
06 - target nearest PC
08 - target PC using unknown PC HP conditions

Supplemental Material[edit]

From: Offsets (Chrono Trigger)