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I'm in the process of developing a simple 2d grid based sim game and have fully functional pathfinding.

I used the answer found in my previous question as my basis for implementing A* pathfinding. (Pathfinding 2D Java game?).

To show you really what I'm asking, I need to show you this video screen capture that I made. I was just testing to see how the person would move to a location and back again, and this was the result...

A different choice of path depending on the direction, an unexpected result. Any ideas?

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The reason why is actually really simple: the path will always try to have the lowest heuristic possible because it searches in a greedy manner. Going closer to the goal is an optimal path. If you allowed diagonal movement, this wouldn't happen.

For the algorithm, you can refer the following link:

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