Hangman-like program

This is a discussion on Hangman-like program within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I've tried several different solutions as usual, but it's another one I can't seem to figure out. It is suppose ...

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    Hangman-like program

    I've tried several different solutions as usual, but it's another one I can't seem to figure out. It is suppose to return the letters the player has guessed and if the word contains those letters by printing 'Correct' or 'Wrong'. I highlighted the problematic area.

    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    #include <ctime>
    using namespace std;
    int main(){
    int i=1;
    int difficulty;
    int maxguess;
    char guess;
    string test[5]={"architect","ancient","tower","symptom","astronomer"};//words to guess
    string guessed;
    cout<<"Difficulty level? 1-easy 2-medium 3-hard"; //ask difficulty level
    cout<<"Difficulty set to easy.";
    if (difficulty==2){
    cout<<"Difficulty set to medium.";
    if (difficulty==3){
    cout<<"Difficulty set to hard.";
    int word=rand()%5;          //randomly pick word from string test
    cout<<"Your word is "<<test[word].size()<<" letters long.";
    while (maxguess>0){
    cout<<guessed;       //display previously guessed letters
    cout<<"You have already guessed that."; //check if letter has already been guessed
    	if (test[word].find((guess)==1)){
    	if (test[word].find((guess)==0)){
    guessed[i]=guess;	//add letter to guessed string
    return 0;
    My computer is awesome.

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    Jan 2005
    You have a lot of problems, but the most major ones are that a few of your if statements need to be turned into if else statements. Also, I don't think your find function does what you think it does. You seem to think it is going to accept a char argument and return a boolean telling you if the character was found in the string. I think it just returns the index of the location of the character in the string if it is found. http://www.cppreference.com/cppstring/find.html. I think you need to write a for loop to increment over the string to determine if the char is in there.
    Last edited by Loctan; 08-06-2006 at 01:12 AM.

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