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"AI innovations for video game Programming" takes the tricky themes of genetic algorithms and neural networks and explains them in simple English. long past are the tortuous mathematic equations and summary examples to be present in different books. every one bankruptcy takes readers throughout the thought a step at a time, explaining basically how they could contain each one procedure into their very own video games. After a whirlwind travel of home windows programming, readers will how one can use genetic algorithms for optimization, path-finding, and evolving regulate sequences for his or her video game brokers. insurance of neural community fundamentals fast advances to evolving neural movement controllers for his or her online game brokers and making use of neural networks to drawback avoidance and map exploration. Backpropagation and trend reputation is usually defined. by means of the top of the e-book, readers will understand how to coach a community to acknowledge mouse gestures and the way to take advantage of state of the art innovations for growing neural networks with dynamic topologies.

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You can still use the older structures, by the way, but there’s not much point. It’d be like entering a 1930s sports car into a present day Formula One race. ) cbSize holds the size, in bytes, of the structure. You set this to cbSize = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX); Team LRN 15 16 1. In the Beginning, There Was a Word Always make sure you set it, or when you register your class, Windows will spit it right back out at you. is the style the window will appear in. You set it by choosing several flags and logically ORing them together—just like you can do for a message box.

1 in 1992; it was much more stable and also had support for stuff like sound and video. Three million copies were sold in the first two months. 1—Windows for Workgroups, which introduced network support, and Microsoft was well on their way to the big time. 3 I bet this brings back some memories. Windows 95 This version of Windows was the first version you could install without having to install MS-DOS first. It looked great, and it was a proper 32-bit multitasking environment. I remember installing it in the company of some friends.

Creating the Window Now that you’ve registered a Windows class, you can get on with the business of actually creating it and displaying it to the user. To do this, you must call the CreateWindowEx function. You guessed it—that means filling in another load of parameters. 4 Extended Windows Styles Style Description WS_EX_ACCEPTFILES Specifies that a window created with this style accepts dragdrop files. WS_EX_APPWINDOW Forces a top-level window onto the taskbar when the window is visible. WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE Specifies that a window has a border with a sunken edge.

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