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The traditional approach to implementing interactions between a player character (PC) and objects in computer games is to write scripts in a procedural scripting language. These scripts are usually so complex that they must be written by a computer programmer rather than by the author of the game story. This interruption in the game story authoring process(More)
To compete in today's market, companies that develop computer role-playing games (CRPGs) must quickly and reliably create realistic, engaging game stories. Indeed, intricate storylines and realism that goes beyond graphics have become major product differentiators. To establish both, it's essential that companies use AI to create nonplayer characters (NPCs)(More)
Interactive story writing is a new medium for creative expression. The story “writer” uses a computer game (such as BioWare’s Neverwinter Nights) to create an interactive story where the “reader” is an active participant. The state of the art is that the story (plot, character behaviors, character interactions, conversations, etc.) is specified by writing(More)
· Purpose: This study was performed to ascertain the efficacy of Perfluorhexyl-octan, C14F13H17 (F6H8), in dissolving silicone oil from the surface of silicone intraocular lenses. So far F6H8 is the only solvent of silicone oil that is tolerated by intraocular tissues. · Materials and methods: Intraocular silicone lenses (Domilens) were examined after(More)
The clinical and laboratory findings in 21 patients with listeriosis are described and the subject is reviewed. Eleven of the infections were septicemias of newborns, eight were meningitis in infants or adults, and two other children had unusual manifestations.Neonatal septicemia was rapidly fatal; one of 11 infants survived. The disease often seemed(More)
The chapter describes and analyzes the most commonly used systems for online substitution fluid production in hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration, covering in detail systems comprising 2 multiuse filters, or 2 multiuse filters in combination with 1 disposable filter. A generally applicable risk analysis for the process of online substitution fluid(More)
Of 17,836 children admitted in 1959, 6.5% developed infection following admission; most of these seemed to be hospital-acquired. Respiratory infections were commonest (2.7%), then gastroenteritis (1.3%), staphylococcal infections including miscellaneous and postoperative wounds (1.1%), pyrexias (0.5%), miscellaneous and post-operative wound infections due(More)