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You can follow /r/mud using the rss feed or on twitter. .://maroc-evasion.info Gentoomen%20Library/Game%20Development/Programming/. I'll be starting Ron Penton's MUD book very soon. I believe there used to be a website of his that had updated code, errata and bug fixes. MUD Game Programming (Premier Press Game Development) PDF Download. Book Download, PDF Download, Read PDF, Download PDF, Kindle Download.
BAT" end up confusing the timeless parts with very dated technology.
I don't know whether there's a lot of that in Ron's book, but it's something to watch out for in general. As long as it has basic concepts that are applicable today, how old it is doesn't bother me.
I like that, a text based game, networking and multi-player are all rolled into one book. I'm not looking to make the latest and greatest at this early stage, I'm just looking to learn solid fundamentals. If there may be another alternative to Penton's book, feel free to mention it.
Thanks for the tips.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with an older book. I'm just saying that bit-rot of the Internet means that if it's older than a couple years, any supporting web sites have probably vanished.
Such is life within Al Gore's marvelously flawed intarweb pipes. Posted November 6, Actually I am having trouble finding anything. Does anyone know the exact url for Penton's old page with the updated code, as that is what webarchive needs to perform a search.
It's quite obvious. Though it doesn't seem as if any kind of additional content was ever published.
Between UTF8, ubiquity of cheap and free hosting, abundant RAM and widely available databases, scripting languages took over for such tasks, allowing same to be achieved with a few lines of code, compared to thousands in C. And often at no real cost at typical scale. MUDs being a dead genre also doesn't do much to warrant extra investment.
What such books will be mostly or completely missing are some of very important changes in development. From cloud hosting, automated deployments, devenv management, version control as integral part of development pipeline, web interfaces and automated testing, the whole management aspect provides more value than code itself and is crucial for rapid development.
All of this contributed to projects going from 2 years to 2 months or 2 weeks, idea to completion. It also shifts focus from "doing it perfectly right the first time" towards experimentation and incremental improvement which tend to have positive effect on most projects and drastically reduce effort needed.
Posted November 7, Perhaps the biggest difference starting after or so would be complete absence of C.
I'm not sure that is entirely true. Another group uses a bit of Java for distribution, mostly because they can re-use a bunch of open source already in that language. This means that a lot of more platforms became possible contenders for solving a lot more different projects -- and the world is doing a lot more distributed computing projects now, than 10 or 20 years ago. Doing threading in C is also something that will give you a good undersanding of fundamental building blocks.
Relevant knowledge, especially for someone in lead and expert position. But isn't that asking a bit much from a single book on MUD programming?
In last couple of years ability to have arbitrary, effectively dedicated server became free. What used to be reserved to enterprises in is available via HTML link to everyone anywhere. Between ubiquitous hosting, automated deployment and testing toolkits and general accessibility of once high-end services, the workflow has changed. Especially since it allows to develop on actual remote servers to avoid the "works on my machine" type of problems.
Obviously, given a lot of repetition in such tasks, it makes sense looking into automation which also became very accessible. What techniques are useful in game AI? There are states and transitions between states. Utility-Based AI  is useful when several factors need to be taken into account to make a decision; also see this article .
Map Analysis analyzes and annotates a game map to provide information for later decision-making. Pathfinding and Movement are used to move an agent in a game world.
Pathfinding algorithms are used for the high level planning; reactive movement algorithms are used between the waypoints marked by the pathfinding algorithm. Planning Systems  search over possible futures to pick one that is best.
Typically possible futures are represented as a graph, with nodes as futures and edges as actions. Reinforcement Learning  is a type of Machine Learning that makes decisions in a game world and then observes their outcomes to learn which decisions lead to better outcomes. For a more comprehensive resource, see this book  by Sutton and Barto. Probabilistic Graphical Models  combines node-and-edges graphs with statistics.
Neural Networks  are function approximators.