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Advanced Potential Fields in Practice for Efficient RTS Bots

Johan Hagelbäck on February 10, 2009

Discover advanced tricks using potential fields in this masterclass with Johan Hagelbäck. In particular, this session discusses the process of accelerating high-level pathfinding using reactive lookups, as well as improving low-level navigation in dynamic environments (e.g. crowds) using a similar approach. These potential fields are also applied to tactical maneuvers such as attacking from a distance, flanking, or avoiding fields of fire. Finally, the strategic component of potential fields is discussed too, including multiple objectives and state-based potential fields.