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    What do you mean by switching the words?

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    What about using the "card.dll" in windows? Everywindows OS has one..that would save a couple of steps? I'm not too concerned about other OS's as my family and friends all use windows.
    Could something like this be done in visual basic?
    MY problem is I want a program that I can add functions to and not worry about hindsight thinking. Damn I shoulda used C++ or something like that. If something like this is better done in C++ then that's what I'll learn. My only real question was which language would best suit what I need.
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    I'd say C++, but if you dont want to do a whole lot of learning, try flash.

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    I'm not a big fan of Java either, but it has exactly what you want:

    Portability
    Ease of use
    Simple Graphics

    If your family cannot be bothered to run the Java Runtime you put on the same CD or download as the program, then just forget about programming a game for them altogether. You will need to deliver a runtime, either .NET or Java or if you have some masochistic attitudes maybe even VB. Writing it in pure C/C++ is a whole different can of worms you don't want to open for a starter project.
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    ....you have some masochistic attitudes maybe even VB.
    Nope. I didn't just read that. VB? Shame nvoigt. That's almost deserving of the old red candy.


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    I would never user VB. C++ would be the best option, but also one of the most difficult ones.

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    Ok,,now you've sparked some interest,,,
    NEVER use VB? Is it that bad..or just ugly code?
    What is it?
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    Its proprietary and that is enough for me to avoid it.

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    > NEVER use VB? Is it that bad..or just ugly code? What is it?

    It's silly. Not VB, but the notion of "I will never use it".

    Just wannabe stuckup programmers trying to achieve respect among other programmers by making such bold statements. As if it would impress anyone.

    VB is a programming language. One of the most successul programming languages over the last 15 years. Made a lot of people rich or well off, is present in inumerous companies, and it is responsible for inumerous things; from doing wages calculation, to scientific simulations.

    VB is over though. Microsoft decided to move on .NET and managed code probably in an attempt to slowly steer programmers away from their API.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    I would never user VB. C++ would be the best option, but also one of the most difficult ones.
    VB would be a perfectly viable option for a card game. Because it is "higher up" certain things are able to be done faster and easier. A game such as this would not require the performance gains of C++. It does often come down to preference, but dont say VB is bad since you dont like it.

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