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Going to War: Creating Computer War Games by Jason Darby

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What Is an Editor?

Editors are used extensively in computer game creation, both in commercial games and in hobbyist creations. An editor is a program that can edit the data for your game directly in a simple interface and allow you to quickly build the data information for your game. This data could be a map in a first-person shooting game or weapon types, weight and cost of an item in a role-playing game, or the actual layout of the game levels.

Even though making an editor requires time, a long-term benefit is usually found in larger games where the levels and data can be built very quickly. For your war game, an editor will not make your war game any quicker, but it will make your game easier to manage. This is especially true when managing ...

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