FAQ: Timers in C++
Ok i know this has been adressed before, and i even knew the answer not long ago, but when i went to the FAQ for a reference it wasn't in there, and since i need an answer and its an often asked question, i figured why not post, ask, then submit it into the FAQ for future readers, so here it is:
In C++ i want to set a time limit on my game. Not with decrements in for loops or anything, but with a timer, i think the functions i am looking for are in ctime.h or something like that. Thanks!
say int timer = 600(seconds)
while (timer >=1 || do_this != 'Q')
In windows.h, there is GetTickCount(), returning the number of milliseconds since windows started. You could use that.
DWORD StartTime = GetTickCount()
DWORD TimeFrame = 1000 * 60;
while((GetTickCount() - StartTime) < TimeFrame)