i cannot figure out whats wrong with this!!

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    i cannot figure out whats wrong with this!!

    ok, im making a text-adventure game and i have just started but i already have problems!
    this is the code:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main()
    {
        int a,b,c,d;
        char name;
        
        cout << "Hello, and welcome to Hatred. This is a text-base RPG so get your\n";
        cout << "notepad ready! Press enter when you are ready to begin.\n";
        cin.get();
        cout << "What would you like to be called? ";
        cin >> name;
        cin.ignore();
        cout << "OK then, " << name << "press enter when you are ready to begin your adventure\n";
        cin.get();
    }
    and what its supposed to do is let me type the name and it will instert it in the next text. but when i press enter after i type the name it just closes. any ideas why?
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    Yeah, you're variable is a character, and I'm willing to bet you're typing a full name. So if you typed something like "Dave" the cin would take 'D' the ignore() would take 'a' and the get() would take 'v' and the program would close.

    Use the string datatype. Include <string> and read up on the tutorial on C++ style strings. There is alot you'll need to know about them.
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    what if i did
    int name; ? will that make a difference? i remember doing names and stuff before but i kinda forgot how, obviously.
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    Yeah it would make a difference. You'd type in a character and a newline, it'd look for an integer, won't find it, the stream would fail and all cin statements would be ignored for the rest of the program. You need to use a string variable.

    Code:
    int main() {
       string foo = "Hello World!";
    
       cout << foo;
       cin.get();
       
       return 0;
    }
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    ok i figured out how to do it. thanks :P
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    - No Games as of now -

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