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PROGRAMMING GAME AI

EDITORS and other tools are important for content creation: building the data that gives the game its gameplay. From the obvious visual design of the geometry of levels, to the configuration of AI algorithms that make-up character behavior. As we saw in the previous chapter, different AI approaches will require different tools: extensions to level editing or 3D modeling, or custom tools for visualizing and configuring decision-making. The exact requirement depends on the approach being used.

In contrast, there is one tool that is always necessary. So much so that it can be easily ignored in a discussion of supporting technologies. All AI is programmed. And the programming language has a big impact on the design of the AI. ...

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