question on writing connect 4

This is a discussion on question on writing connect 4 within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; i have already written the connect 4. but i would like to play with (i.e. play with ai) how can ...

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    Question question on writing connect 4

    i have already written the connect 4. but i would like to play with (i.e. play with ai)
    how can i do that??

    p.s. i am writing by c++ and in dos only
    Last edited by fail50; 04-13-2011 at 08:37 AM.

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    Search the board, we had a connect 4 competition some years ago. All of the source was posted (but don't download mine cause it was really broken!)

    Alternatively, google for "mini-max algorithm" and/or "alpha-beta pruning"

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    can i write by heuristic function???
    but after searching by google i have no idea for this
    how can i start??

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    Start by writing code and running into specific issues. Then come here and ask about said specific issues.

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    I saw a connect four on here that was pretty cool although the post was a bit old, my question was that i Built a board but then got totally lost in the place and drop function for the users pieces and have been told this is the simple part of the process, I was not looking to have the win function yet just get the game working. the one i saw used addition charaters to make up a small square and used coloured x's and o's, I am just looking at a simple game that works for the moment.

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    Closed. Please do not bump old threads.

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