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NegaScout with Zobrist Transposition Tables in Chess

I'm trying to put Transposition tables into my alpha beta scout. I do see an incremental speed boost I think toward mid or late game, however, even with a table size of 1-2GB, its may or may not be ...
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isometric movement

I'm developing an isometric strategy game in flash using the Starling framework. I wanted to know what is the best way to move units about the isometric grid, and to render them the right way. Now ...
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Combining pathfinding with global AI objectives

I'm making a turn-based strategy game using Java and LibGDX. Now I want to code the AI. I haven't written the AI code yet. I've simply designed it. The AI will have two components, one focused in ...
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How can I let new players effectively compete with long-time players?

When new players join my strategy game, they have 3 days of protection from other players attacking them, but that's not enough time to catch up to players who have been playing for longer. How can I ...
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Any tips on developing an RTS unit movement collision? [duplicate]

so I am developing an RTS and I am a little stuck at this. I am not talking about pathfinding algorithms like A*. The problem is moving units in bulk and their collision along the way. Can anyone give ...
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Networking for Real Time Strategy games

I'm developing a real time strategy game for a computer science course I'm taking. One of the harder aspects of it seems to be client-server networking and synchronization. I've read up on this topic ...
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Should I use one thread per game object?

I developing a simple real-time strategy game in a small team with no experience, and we're considering using one thread per game object (tank, soldier, etc). Is this a good idea or is it overkill? ...
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How should I handle “real time” events in an online strategy game? [duplicate]

Some online strategy games have real time events. For example when you send troops to attack somewhere, the attack happens at the right time in the future. Checking the database again and again to get ...
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ASP.NET MVC & SQL Server vs. PHP & MySql

I'm going to develop a strategy browser-based game with ASP.NET MVC and SQL Server. However, as I explored the web to get some ideas and patterns from existing games, I found out that none of them ...
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how to do turn based board game movement on a 2d map

I don't know if what I programmed worth anything, I've never programmed something like that, I just need to handle a player movement on a map, I thought a tile map will work, but I don't know anymore. ...
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How to make a Socially Conscious Game? [closed]

I'm working on a 4x, turn-based space game. It's currently in the design phase. Because I'm the Director of Technology for Gamers Against Bigotry, I'd like it to be socially conscious. In other ...
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How do I create a camera for a strategy game?

How do I make a camera for a strategy game? Think something in the style of Warcraft 3, so you can lower the camera angel and view the world in a somewhat 3D format. Do I need to have some coordinate ...
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How to design the AI for a board game like Risk?

I am about to develop a web game that is similar to board games like Risk, and iOS games like Lux and Strategery. I am curious to know what the concept behind the AI for such games should be like. I ...
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Diplomacy Systems [closed]

I'm wondering if there's any authoritative literature out there on diplomacy systems. I'm at the very beginning of my research, for instance I just found out through gamedev, that the term diplomacy ...
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UI of a city-building game

I'm completely new to gamedev and want to learn how to design good UI for a city-building game (like SimCity). What books and other materials can I read in order to learn it?
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Strategic AI in turnbased games?

I'm interested in how strategic AI engines work, e.g. how to evaluate where to place troops in a turnbased strategy game etc. I do get how goal based AI works, and I guess that is a good approach to ...
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RTS game unit damage & defense calculation [closed]

How can I model armies attacking each other in an RTS? I know how I would do it if it is an RPG game. Character has few stats that affect damage/defense and then compare it with enemy character and ...
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Turn-based Strategy Loop

I'm working on a strategy game. It's turn-based and card-based (think Dominion-style), done in a client, with eventual AI in the works. I've already implemented almost all of the game logic (methods ...
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Get world coordinate under mouse (at a ground plane for Warcraft 3 like movement)

I want to let a unit follow the mouse like in any RTS (Warcraft 3, Starcraft, ...). For that I have a "ground plane" which is defined through 2 vectors, the X and Z axis. Now I need to get the world ...
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Huge 2d pixelized world

I would like to make a game field in a indie-strategic 2d game to be some a-like this popular picture. So every "pixel"(blocks) changes it's color slowly, sometimes a bright color wave happens, etc, ...
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What forms of non-interactive RPG battle systems exist?

I am interested in systems that allow players to develop a battle plan or setup strategy for the party or characters prior to entering battle. During the battle the player either cannot input commands ...
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Why don't developers these days make the classic 2D games? [closed]

I just finished playing Commandos 1 and Desperados: DOA. As you know these two games are entirely 2D with beautiful maps. This genre Stealth strategy games is somewhere lost in the market and people ...
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I'm making a board game: who should manage the player move if the board has specific locations for the players?

I know this is very specific question but imagine I have a board with spaces (like Monopoly) and a player that must go from one space to another after the dice are thrown. So my workflow: Player ...
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Most effective marketing strategy to promote a casual iOS game?

So I posted this on another forum yesterday but that forum got suspended for malware so gotta wait for the webmaster to fix the site. Here's the basics: We've released a press release through PRMac ...
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How to create my first game? [closed]

I'm entering the world of game development. I'm comfortable with C++ and Java. I'm okay with algorithms. How should I start out with game development? I'd love to start from creating simple puzzle ...
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How to discourage micromanagement in strategy games?

When designing a strategy game (or one in a similar genre), how do you avoid having your players focus almost entirely on micromanagement? What should be done and what avoided in gameplay mechanics?
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suggestion for a “strategy game” like platform to test AI algorithm

I wrote a piece of tricky AI algorithms that simulates animals living in an environment and their food seeking, interacting with each other and especially learning new patterns of lifestyle. now I ...
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Complex Game AI for Turn-based Strategy Games

I'm doing some research for a turn-based Strategy game project and looking for good resources on this topic. The game is a typical war game where countries can fight each other, deploy units and have ...
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How should I check if a player has completed an achievement?

I'm making an MMO game and I just got to a point where I need to implement achievements... How do I do that? The most straight forward thing to do would be to run this once every 100ms,: for a in ...
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What is the best way to store temporary selected characters and their insertion order?

I'm developing word game similar to word mole. I'm having a hard time determining how to store temporary selected character (and in turn will changed into word). Here's the situations. Say, I have ...
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Networking in real-time strategy games

What is the current state-of-the-art to network real-time strategy games? I seem to recall that a few years ago, some AAA titles only transmitted the player inputs (Starcraft 1, Age of Empires). ...
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Which algorithm used in Advance Wars type turn based games

Has anyone tried to develop, or know of an algorithm such as used in a typical turn based game like Advance Wars, where the number of objects and the number of moves per object may be too large to ...
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AI algorithms for Strategy Game

I am working on building a Strategy Game (Animal Colonies fighting each other). It is going to be simple game targeting Kids, the beta version will only support single player playing against AI ...
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Is there any simple game that involves psychological factors? [closed]

I need to find a simple game in which several people need to interact with each other. The game should be simple for an analysis (it should be simple to describe what happens in the game, what players ...
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Time/duration handling in strategic game

I'm considering developing a space opera game, having already done some game design. Technically, though, I'm coming from a business applications background. Hence I don't really know how I should ...
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Algorithm to make groups of units

In Age of Mythology and some other strategy games, when you select multiple units and order them to move to some place, they make a "group" when they reach the desired location: I have a Vector ...
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Successful Elements to a 4X Game

4X games (That is, Xpand, Xplore, Xploit and Xterminate) like Civilization, Sins of a Solar Empire, and other top Strategy games, all seem to have the same addictive hook. I'd like to know what ...
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How to create a hexagon world map in PHP from a database for a browser based strategy game

I'm trying to create a hexagon world map for my PHP browser based strategy game. I've created a table in my database with the following data per row: id, type, x, y and occupied. Where type is the ...
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How to balance a non-symmetric “extension” based game?

Most strategy games have fixed units and possible behaviours. However, think of a game like Magic The Gathering : each card is a set of rules. Regularly, new sets of card types are created. I ...