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  • Works well. I've used in the past.

    1 10.00%
  • Probably would work well. Never used in gaming b4

    0 0%
  • It'd work, but not the greatest scripting option

    0 0%
  • Use a mixture of a scripting language and XML

    0 0%
  • Stupid Idea

    2 20.00%
  • Maybe use a XML clone, but not the true thing

    0 0%
  • What's XML?

    5 50.00%
  • Good for data, but wouldn't suffice for all scripting

    2 20.00%

XML In Games

This is a discussion on XML In Games within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I was thinking about doing my scripting for my next game in XML. It is going to be an ORPG. ...

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    XML In Games

    I was thinking about doing my scripting for my next game in XML. It is going to be an ORPG. I was just wondering what you guys think of using XML for games.

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    xml is great for storing data but im not exactly sure what you mean by "scritpting" your game in XML. its a markup language, not a scripting language.

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    Here is an example of an explosion

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
    <GameEvent>
    <Name>Explosion</Name>
    <Color>
    <Vertex>0xFF00FF00</Vertex>
    <Vertex>0xFFFF00FF</Vertex>
    <Vertex>0xFFFFFFFF</Vertex>
    <Vertex>0xFFFFFFFF</Vertex>
    </Color>
    <Sound>Exp1.wav</Sound>
    <Animation>\Explosion</Animation>
    </GameEvent>
    Which does not neccessarily NEED XML, but I want to make it to where people can add in and script stuff with only knowing a few things (such as all events happen with GameEvent, color is Color, etc.)

    What I am thinking about doing though is have a regular scripting engine, then all effects, special events, etc. will be in seperate XML files, and the script will sort of "link" to them.

    PS: I voted on "Good for data, but wouldn't suffice for all scripting". Although, I have thought of ways to make it into a pure scripting solution. It will be a pain though.

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    i use it for "scripting" in my "bot" thingy

    http://www.users.cloud9.net/~khalid/nabeel/projects.php

    the last one. it makes things much easier

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