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Publication numberWO1997041932 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US1997/007724
Publication date20 Aug 1998
Filing date8 May 1997
Priority date9 May 1996
Also published asCA2253481A1, CA2253481C, DE69728979D1, DE69728979T2, EP0898487A1, EP0898487A4, EP0898487B1, US6009458, US6745236, WO1997041932A2
Publication numberPCT/1997/7724, PCT/US/1997/007724, PCT/US/1997/07724, PCT/US/97/007724, PCT/US/97/07724, PCT/US1997/007724, PCT/US1997/07724, PCT/US1997007724, PCT/US199707724, PCT/US97/007724, PCT/US97/07724, PCT/US97007724, PCT/US9707724, WO 1997/041932 A3, WO 1997041932 A3, WO 1997041932A3, WO 9741932 A3, WO 9741932A3, WO-A3-1997041932, WO-A3-9741932, WO1997/041932A3, WO1997041932 A3, WO1997041932A3, WO9741932 A3, WO9741932A3
InventorsWilliam M Hawking, Stewart K Hester, Nick Robins, Oren J Tversky
Applicant3Do Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Networked computer game system with persistent playing objects
WO 1997041932 A3
Abstract
The mapping of playing objects (806) from one game to another. In one embodiment, generic attributes (804) of an object may be mapped to game-specific attributes (812). The mapping may either change or maintain the look and feel to an object. For example, a fast but lightly-armed starship in one game may be mapped to a quick but weak warrior in another game.
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Reference
1 *See also references of EP0898487A4
Classifications
International ClassificationA63F13/12, A63F3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63F3/00075, A63F2300/532, A63F13/71, A63F2300/807, A63F13/34, A63F13/12, A63F13/35, A63F13/60, A63F2300/407, A63F2300/408, A63F13/85, A63F2300/401, A63F3/00643, A63F2300/65, A63F2300/6009
European ClassificationA63F3/00A8, A63F3/00E, A63F13/12
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