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Why isn't the Generalized Super Mario Bros. obviously in NP?

It is shown in the paper: "Classic Nintendo Games are (Computationally) Hard" by Greg Aloupis, Erik D. Demaine, Alan Guo, and Giovanni Viglietta that the Generalized Super Mario Bros. (SMB, for short) ...
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How to go about designing a quiz that changes difficulty based on user performance?

I thought about using a machine learning algorithm to learn the performance patterns of the quiz taker and model the next quiz based on how he/she performed. So each question will have a difficulty ...
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What is the name of the domain or theoretical problem of transmitting game states in an online game

For example, in chess (or any online game), you broadcast the game state to other players at certain times (every n-milliseconds or after a move is made). Thereupon, a player's game client renders the ...
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Moon lander algorithm

Not talking about the actual moon lander, but an old game that was inspired by it (see screenshot). Suppose I wanted to write a program that "plays" this game: Can only operate the vertical thruster ...
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The task of recognizing game units in the screenshot

I'm new to computer vision and I want to solve the task of recognizing the game units of the game Clash Royale in the screenshot. Briefly, there are about 70 different types of gaming units belonging ...
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What is the best heuristic function for evaluating the state in game of sprouts?

We are developing game of sprouts bot using min-max algorithm. We need a good heuristic function for evaluating the state of the game/player. Can someone please suggest?
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Reducing amount of possible states solving Pacman by searching

I consider simplified Pacman game: movement is discrete (on the grid), ghosts move deterministically based on difference between their and Pacmans coordinates, ghosts move every second turn, ghosts ...
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Which algorithm for game matchmaking in tournament

I organize amateur tournaments every week with random players. Every week, players sign up, and I get a list with: Name Rank (1, 2 or 3) Role (s) (DPS, TANK and HEALER) I need to get balanced teams ...
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Board Game algorithms

I have to find an evaluation function in which we evaluate the state of the game in each round. The game is like " roborally " , it is 2 player-Game in which there are a board and cards ...
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How to validate a connect X game (Tick-Tak-Toe,Gomoku,…)?

Currently I am working on a Gomoku AI (or generally Connect-X games). Implementing the search tree was no problem, but then I got to the point where I had to implement the value function and was ...
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Algorithms for procedural generated mazes

For the purposes of this question, a maze is a spanning tree on a square grid (although the type of grid isn't super important). There are many Maze generation algorithms, but they only work on a ...
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Neural Network Inputs For Video Game use (DotA 2)

I am currently working on a project to build and train a neural network to play DotA 2 (at least be able to play like a really bad human). The thing is all the neural network I have built before were ...
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Reversible 2D Shape Descriptor

This is a research problem and I am just wondering if there is any already existing answer in any computer vision related paper that may have skipped my notice since this is not my active area of ...
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Why are some games np-complete?

I read the Wikipedia entry about "List of NP-complete problems" and found that games like super mario, pokemon, tetris or candy crush saga are np-complete. How can I imagine np-completeness of a game? ...
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How motion capture system works?

Can you explain in step-by-step basis of how motion capture system work? Especially the part, that enables the 3D models to mimic the movement of the actor.
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Why is the video game Braid Turing-complete?

It's written in wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_completeness#Games that the video game Braid is Turing-complete. I've played Braid before but I can hardly reconcile it with Turing ...
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Bounded pairwise distance on moving points

Suppose you're writing a video game that takes place on a large rectangle (2d). You have a large list of entities (monsters, spells, and so forth, represented as points) living on this rectangle, and ...
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Good language for introduction to self-modifying algorithms? [closed]

So I am trying to find a language with which i can write code to build/search through deductive reasoning 'nets', as well as self-modify it's search algorithms based on information learned from these ...
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What data structure might this game use?

This question is not about game development or about actual implementation details. I was playing Little Alchemy yesterday. (Warning: Productivity hazard.) You start with the four classical ...
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Consensus protocols in multiplayer video games

I'm not 100% sure this appropriate for CS. Sorry. I'm looking for prior art on an idea I had, but either my Google fu is lacking, or it genuinely hasn't happened. In distributed systems, there are a ...
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Voronoi game in discrete space

Here i want to discuss about Linear Voronoi game. The game consists of two players, and a finite set of users placed along a line. Each player has 2m facilities, where m>0 is a fixed integer. The ...
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How to sample random game input that looks similar to human control?

What I would like to do is improve upon projects like 'RNG plays pokemon'. There, a computer produces a random sequence of inputs that are transmitted to an emulator and played in-game. Though this ...
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Can systems that prevent double-spending (e.g. crypto-currencies) be used to attach other unique data?

The Bitcoin-solution can be described as "[...] a solution to the double-spending problem using a peer-to-peer network. (official Bitcoin paper, PDF, abstract, first page). Now I wonder if a similar ...
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Any applications that need fast insert or delete for quadtrees?

I know that quadtree could be used in collision detection. But most articles I found are related with quadtree construction and retrieval. I wonder if there are some circumstances which involve both a ...
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Is it possible to “unshift” onto a queue using this theoretical “queue automaton”?

I have been playing Manufactoria, a game in which one has to build a production line that tests/modifies "robots". Each robot has a "tape" where each cell is colored either red, green, blue or yellow. ...
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Isn't software needed from programs to run? [closed]

I am a student who has entered a game programming competition called FBLA at school, and I sent them an email because I had a few questions about how the competition is ran. The main question I had, ...
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Whats the name of this search game?

I am struggling in finding the name of this game (in order to find research papers related to it in the literature). Given an initial word $X$ and a target word $Y$, what is the minimum number of (...
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What's the value of this game (rebalancing counters)?

Suppose you have the following game: There are infinitely many counters $\{c_1,c_2,\ldots\}$, all initialized to 0. In each step, you may choose a counter $c_i$ and increase it's value by 1. ...
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How hard is it to play 1-dimensional minesweeper optimally? [closed]

(This is based on my earlier MSE question that has been stagnant for just over a week, since the best answer only addresses the case of two mines and does not even completely resolve that.) What is ...
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A scoring approach to computer opponents that needs balancing

This question is about an approach to computer opponents that I have created and are either currently being used, or are planned to be used, in several computer games. Background Last year, when ...
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Algorithms to play randomized game

I'm interested in building an AI algorithm to play a board game. This is a sequential two-player game, where they alternate taking turns, so minimax or alpha-beta algorithms sound natural. However, ...
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Speeding up a program solving Icosoku

I bought a great puzzle called Icosoku. Wikipedia describes it as: "The puzzle frame is a blue plastic icosahedron, and the pieces are 20 white equilateral-triangular snap-in tiles with black dots and ...
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Can Real-Time Strategy games be ever solved?

With the advent of BWAPI, many AI enthusiasts have been making amazing AIs that can compete against top players in Starcraft. This led me to wonder if RTS (Real-Time Strategy) games can ever be solved ...
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Extreme instancing for computer graphics

Instancing in GPU's, from my little knowledge, simply draw the same object at multiple locations. Each "instance" is just a copy of the same model at a different location. Any local effects, such as ...
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A text for virtual environments seminar

What is a good textbook for a seminar about virtual environments, virtual worlds, augmented reality and similar topics? The seminar is at the graduate studies level and is supposed to give ...
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What could you learn from studying player movement and behaviour on online FPS games?

Just thinking of Counter Strike as a canonical example, if you have a coordinate representation of the map and for every player you have a complete history of everything you might need for every ...