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I know a lot of theory about AI, but nothing about how to code it. Are there any good sites with tutorials on actual coding? Not any specific AI topics, just in general.

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There is a very nice book called "Programming Game AI by Example", by Mat Buckland. Actually, I think the author is one of the gamedev dwellers. I would start by reading that (and programming all the examples).

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I believe the Author is fup, and I also recommend this book for people who want to start coding AI. Gives example of designs for several proven game AI techniques.

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I can't afford to buy the book, are there any online resources available?


Have you already looked through the Articles & Resources -> AI section of this site?

-me

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I can't afford to buy the book, are there any online resources available?

I don't know of any good online resources, sorry.

The book is $31.47 on amazon.com, with free shipping. I don't know how poor you are, but there is a number of things you can do:
* Pick up your neighbours leaves for a fee, or do any other simple job to get a few tens of dollars.
* Check if a library around you has a copy.
* Ask your parents for the money.
* Ask Santa for a copy of the book.
* Steal it (not recommended).

You can even see if they have it at your local Borders or Barnes&Nobles to take a peek, if you want to make sure that it's worth the trouble.

Compared to other ways of getting some education, this book is a really good value.

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Mat has an example from one of the chapters on his website (http://www.ai-junkie.com/ai-junkie.html)... that's a beginning. I highly advise you to buy the book.

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If you're that way inclined, stick it on your Christmas wish list and distribute this to family members with big stars beside it! ;)

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My whole family's poor, none of us can afford a book (especially since I need to buy a book for school, and Dad was sick this week and only has a two day check. But enough of my money woes, looking through the articles resources section didn't give me what I need, but it got me all interested in new AI techniques. I read the article "Game-AI Great Expectation-Formation" and now I really want to do that (way beyond my experience level though).

I decided the best thing would be to just try. So I started a small RTS. I've gotten a few errors with the map loading sequence, but I'm getting help with that and hopefully I'll be programming the AI soon enough.

I seem to have a lot of long-winded posts on gamedev.

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99.9% of towns and schools in the US and europe have public libraries. Libraries can get you almost any book on the planet for free. go to one. it's free.

-me

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