I am in need of help, need C++ guidance

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    Post I am in need of help, need C++ guidance

    Hello all, I'm new here, now down to business, XD

    I am making a very difficult program, and i can't really find the types of info i need to continue, I need a mentor to help me, a mentor that is going to stay with me until i finish, if you are interested please email me at <<snipped by mod>>

    If you can tell from my email, yeah, im gonna take a whack at AI, and i know how to do it too, so if you could help me out, that would be great.
    *What I'll be using;
    Text boxes
    Submit buttons
    most likely a server
    C++
    A 3D navigator(person DOING the AI commands)
    and about a year of your help.

    I have the executable's window up, but so far it is just gray, and i don't know what to do from here. so if i could get some help, it would be great, And i thank you 10000x in advance.

    Remember, <<snipped by mod>>
    Last edited by Salem; 08-06-2007 at 05:28 PM. Reason: snip email addresses

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    It sounds as if you're fairly new to programming in general. if so, I would strongly suggest you put on hold your ideas on 3D applications, web servers, etc, and concern yourself with getting a firm grounding in a programming language (Which doesn't have to be C++)

    If you're looking for a mentor, this might not be the best place - most people here just devote a little spare time every now and then to posting on this forum, and have other full-time occupations. Perhaps signing up to a college programming course or evening class would be more fruitful.

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    I see... Thank you for your reply, and even though you said i should look somewhere else, I will continue searching until i have a skilled mentor to help me. :\

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    Chess AI is complex. If you havent done any AI coding yet you would probably be best off starting with something simple like tic tac toe.

    Theres some AI tutorials here:
    http://www.aihorizon.com/

    Anyway, have a go at something, and if you get stuck then post you code and explain what problems you are having with it. People here should help you out

    [edit] If you really want to make a chess game, then make a 2 player game that works without AI. If you can't get that done then you are not going to be ready to do the AI for it. [/edit]
    Last edited by mike_g; 08-06-2007 at 12:53 PM.

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    thank you for that, i will be sure to check that out.

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    ok, most of the things i needed were either deleted or just missing, what should i do now?

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    First make the AI logic, after that go for UI, etc. Do google search for AI and chess.
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    UI? what is it?

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    UI = User Interface.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UI

    From his context, I'd say he probably meant User Interface.

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    Am I the only one that finds it hilarious and cruel that any of you are -trying- to advise him on UI and AI when he obviously may have very little experience at all programming...

    Sometimes I wonder if you guys do it just to be sarcastic in some subtle way. (It happens a lot.)

    Here's my advice, wiki! and google! A LOT!
    Last edited by simpleid; 08-14-2007 at 04:34 PM.

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    google? i try searching for simple things on google such as a text box, i'll just post my questions here, alright?

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    ok then, i have many 8^)

    1) Where can i find the C++ Color wheel? (such as in html, 000000 is black, FFFFFF is white)

    2) I want to make a text box with a submit button, how?

    3) I have a windows exe file already made, but it only has a gray screen when i double click on it to start it. If you have a prog called dev-cpp, then you should know what to look for. What i want to do is change that background to a picture called...."pic1"
    can someone tell me how to call this picture as a background? it would be located at...lets say C:\pictures\pic1

    4) I want to make a button that takes me to another place, first off, i want to click a button that says "Website" on it, and it takes me to an .html document. how do i do it?
    another one will take me to the actual A.I. prog.
    and I want to make an "About" button, it should open up a new window inside the program, (i also want to know how to put stuff inside this window) so i can drag it around and have a little "x" to close the window.
    and finally, I want a button which will close the whole program, "Exit" will be on it.

    5) Buttons. say i make the Website, exit, prog, and x button. I rename them pic "2, 3, 4, and 5"
    How would i call these pics to be used in the program? is there an X Y axis that i can put them EXACTLY where i want the buttons to be?
    i also want a mouse over and a button down pic to be called when i put my mouse over the button, and when i click down on the button.

    6) People say that winRAR takes all of the files you need, and puts them into one .exe file, i tried looking, but i could not find it out. is there some sort of program that will let me pick the files i want to be installed? I do want an installer.

    that is all for now, but there WILL be more.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Use C# and .Net. Or Java. Really.

    Or take your time to really learn C++. But that means you're far away from where you want to go.
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    You have to start from the ground up, you're asking questions which the answers to will confuse you, one question will lead to another for all eternity. We can't sacrifice our lives for you. cprogramming.com start at the floor, work your way up.

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