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Tic Tac Toe Game in VB.NET

By Paul Lockwood on Nov 08, 2012
TicTacToe is a demonstration of the AI game playing minimax algorithm. The game plays out every possible combination of moves from each position and consequently is unbeatable.

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TicTacToe is a demonstration of the AI game playing minimax algorithm. The game plays out every possible combination of moves from each position and consequently is unbeatable. This example uses .NET Beta 2 and was written using a text editor. 

The source code uses a modified Model-View-Controller design pattern. In essence the core of the game (model) has a clean API and is only loosely coupled to GUI/ controlling logic. I have two different implementations of the utility function, one using Regular Expressions (.NET is a superset of Perl 5 functionality). To run the game using Regular Expressions uncomment the preprocessing directive '#define RegExp'.

This code is fun and should be useful to anyone considering a degree in AI. 

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