A critical part of building your bot is taking actions. The actions you can take are listed below. Only one action can be set per turn. All actions are set by calling
Selecting a contract¶
A list of contracts will be generated every turn. These contracts can be viewed in truck.contract_list Once you have chosen a contract, pass the select contract enum and either the index of the contract which you wish to select or the contract object. Selecting a contract takes one hour.
actions.set_action(ActionType.select_contract, 0) actions.set_action(ActionType.select_contract, chosen_contract)
Will set your contract to the contract at index 0
Moving requires selecting a road. The list of roads you can select is in truck.current_node.roads. Simply pass the road you wish to travel to by passing the index of the road you wish to take. Each road will lead to the same node. Please note that the amount of time it takes to travel a road is simply calculated by (road.length / player.truck.get_current_speed())
Will take your road at index 0. The MPG for a given speed is
def getMPG(speed): return (-0.00249444*(speed**2))+(.2520296*speed)+.22752
You can buy gas at every node. Gas prices vary from node to node. There are no arguments passed to the buy gas method, it will either fill up your tank or buy the most gas you can afford. Buying gas also takes a flat 5 hours.
Will fill your tank (or buy the most you can afford)
Throughout the game your truck will take damage. Similar to buying gas, Repair prices will fluctuate from node to node. No arguments are required, and the truck will either fully repair or repair the most you can afford. Repairing a truck takes 10 hours.
Will fill your health (or buy the most you can afford)
Upgrades can negate damage and time penalties from events. There are two upgrade slots (body, addons) which each have three different upgrade types. If you don’t have enough money, the upgrade will be ignored. Switching from one object to another will result in a complete loss of the former upgrade. Upgrading takes 4 hours.
Will upgrade or switch your add on object to policeScanner. Other possible upgrades are tank, headlights, sentryGun, rabbitFoot, and GPS
Tires are like upgrades, but they don’t have any levels. The syntax is also slightly different. Switching tires also takes 4 hours.
Will switch your tires to the tire_econ type
Choosing a speed¶
You can set your trucks speed to an integer value between 1 and 100 MPH. Going faster will allow you to complete more contracts, but will also increase the probability of events happening. Your speed will also affect your fuel efficiency. Increasing your speed takes one hour.
Will set your trucks speed to 66 mph
Failure to action¶
Not taking any action is a valid action. It takes one hour to take no action.