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    want to make this small program...

    Hi, I am a beginner to programming, i've done a couple of the tutorials and things and i find them quite simple, so i am going to try to make my own small program to test.

    You can download the kind of program i am trying to make, its a really small file and takes about 8 secs to download if you are using cable.

    What i want to make...

    It works with Yahoo Pool, it shows a aim path from the ball to pocket so its easier to play. kind of a cheat but for my first small program id like to try this out.

    Yahoo Pool

    you need a yahoo account to sign in a play.

    I just want to know, what language would be the best to make a basic program like this, and is there anywhere to teach me a little bit more that would help with this small project.

    if anyone has made one and has the source code and willing to let me have it to learn of, i would really appreciate it.

    please let me know.

    Thanks alot, Psy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycho88
    Hi, I am a beginner to programming, i've done a couple of the tutorials and things and i find them quite simple, so i am going to try to make my own small program to test.

    You can download the kind of program i am trying to make, its a really small file and takes about 8 secs to download if you are using cable.

    What i want to make...

    It works with Yahoo Pool, it shows a aim path from the ball to pocket so its easier to play. kind of a cheat but for my first small program id like to try this out.

    Yahoo Pool

    you need a yahoo account to sign in a play.

    I just want to know, what language would be the best to make a basic program like this, and is there anywhere to teach me a little bit more that would help with this small project.

    if anyone has made one and has the source code and willing to let me have it to learn of, i would really appreciate it.

    please let me know.

    Thanks alot, Psy.
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    sorry

    Oh, ok im sorry i didnt know that, wont do it again.

    Well, its a program that when your in a yahoo pool chat room, when you create a table and begin a match, this program makes the aiming line of the ball you aiming at go right to the pocket so u can always get it as a perfect shot.

    The aiming paths actualy show up on the Yahoo Pool Table.

    these r screens of it working.

    http://www.playbuddy.com/pb/images/s...hooPOOLBIG.jpg

    http://www.playbuddy.com/pb/images/s...ooPOOLBIG3.jpg

    thats a pic of the pool table on yahoo.

    i just want a to make a small FREE program like this.

    please let me know.

    Thanks, Psy.

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    Something like that wouldn't be easy, besides that you would probably want to learn windows programming just to get a window like that to show up!

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    Yeah, i have been doing Console stuff for a little over a year now and i still havent moved on to WIN32 yet, partially because i dont have a good book, also cause its not easy stuff, IMO. Good luck!

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    Let's pretend for a second that you weren't talking about a cheating device for online games, which in the Rules of this forum, it states you shouldn't post about, and let's pretend you were just talking about making a simple online game.

    Those programs are most likely made in Flash, as well. Not C++. If you did want to make a free game like that, Flash would be the way to go, because it's easy to handle the graphical work and it's easy to implement it on a website for internet use. Also, if it's gonna be a simple game like that, you don't really require the speed the C++ is meant for.

    If on the otherhand, you were content on making this program in C++, then you're in for a lot of learning. You'd need Windows programming, a good graphics library, and if you wanted it to work on the net, some socket programming as well. If you wanted to try and implement some sort of cheating device on a game like that, you'd have to know how to retreive the data(which is probably protected) from the game on where the ball is and similar things.
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    ok thanks alot.

    Well the yahoo game is made in Java i think.

    whats the best kind of game or small program for me to start making.

    im learning C and C++ at the minute and im a really fast learner so please let me know.

    thanks alot.

    Psy.

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    You might want to consider getting the book "Beginning C++ Game Programming".

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    Well you could make a simple game like pong or a text adventure. Then move up to more advanced things. check out the post your games here sticky thread in the game programming section. Those games have the source code with them so you can study it and see how the games are made then maybe amke one of your own. (no game is going to be a short code) unless you make a guess the number game but a little basic. (also if i were you I would work through some C++ tutorials ( and prolly buy a book on C++ game programming)).. just a few ideas.

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