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Practical Video Game Bots

Automating Game Processes using C++, Python, and AutoIt

Authors: Shpigor, Ilya

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  • Contains everything you need to know about bot development in video games
  • A practical contemporary book on game automation and programming via game bots
  • Includes three game application examples
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About this book

Develop and use bots in video gaming to automate game processes and see possible ways to avoid this kind of automation. This book explains how bots can be very helpful in games such as multiplayer online games, both for training your character and for automating repetitious game processes in order to start a competition with human opponents much faster.

Some players might use bots for cheating or avoiding game rules to gain an advantage over opponents - a sophisticated form of hacking that includes some elements of artificial intelligence (AI). However, while Practical Video Game Bots considers these topics, it is not a cheater's guide. Rather, this book is an attempt to overcome the information vacuum regarding bot development in video game applications. Through the use of three case study game examples, it covers most methods and technologies that are used by bot developers, and the details of anti-cheating systems.  

This book provides answers and useful advice for topics such as process automation, reverse engineering, and network applications. Modern bot applications use technologies from all these domains. You will also consider the work mechanisms of different kinds of bots and will write simple prototypes.

What You Will Learn

  • Discover bots and apply them to game applications
  • Use clicker bots with OS-level embedding data, output-device capture, and more
  • Develop in-game bots, with process memory analysis and access
  • Work with out-game bots, with network interception and embedding data
  • Deal with input device emulation and OS-level interception data

Who This Book Is For

Those with some prior experience in game development and coding experience in Python, C++, and Windows APIs. 

 

 

About the authors

Ilya Shpigor is a software developer in a flight simulator manufacturing company in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His work is in developing real-time computing systems that work under heavy computational loads. Ilya prefers to use open source software products, such as the Linux operating system and GNU toolchain, for his daily tasks.  He has participated in ALT Linux distribution and Wine open source software development before his current job.  Ilya has experience in cross-platform software development, porting applications to other computing platforms, and real-time computing systems design. He is interested in automating routine tasks and researching the capacities of different programming languages to solve specific problems.

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eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3736-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3735-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Video Game Bots
Book Subtitle
Automating Game Processes using C++, Python, and AutoIt
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ilya Shpigor
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3736-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3736-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3735-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 328
Number of Illustrations
69 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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