Practice project ideas for beginners? allegro?
I'm fairly new to c++ programming(and programming in general). I would like any ideas for practice projects using the following items, and anything else you think I should look into as a beginner. So far everything I've done has been a console app, but I've been looking at windows forms applications.
I'm fairly confident using:
- switch statements
- Boolean logic
- various data types such as: strings, chars, ints, etc
- and a few other simple actions.
I've already done:
- a simple calculator
- a story generator, kind of like a mad-lib
- number guessing game(1-100, it told you higher or lower)
- a few other simple programs
I started a rather large and over ambitious text based rpg, got most of it working including a shop/inventory, scaled difficulty, character levels/exp, random monster appearance and generation, etc. I didn't finish it, but I'm mentioning it because I was able to use some function(I don't remember exactly, it was a few months ago) to implement save states by listing the various items(chars, ints, strings) to write to some file, and then loading them based on the characters name.
I (think I) understand pointers, but have never really used them, and would like to get more familiar with them. I only have very limited experience using classes, and would like to get more experience with them as well.
I've also toyed a very little bit with the allegro game library, and would like to get more acquainted with it.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!