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    Question Basic Games

    I am learning C++ and need an idea for a basic game that I can write in a week or so after I learn a little more about C++, any Ideas?


    AHHH C++ is so much harder than QBasic!!!
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    Here are some good games to learn with. Note some are not games but good exercises non-the-less...

    Roman Numeral Conversion ( Back and Forth )
    Tic-Tac-Toe
    Guess a number (real basic)
    Hangman (guess a word)
    Text-Based RPG (don't go overboard!!)

    These are all with the console app in mind, if you had something else in mind let me know. That's all I have off the top of my head.

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    If you are wanting to create a game with very little experience of C++, then I'd start off with the number guessing game. If you have even a little bit of experience with C++ (you must know arrays), then I'd start off with tic-tac-toe. If you want to expand even farther on creating tic-tac-toe you should include AI with it. In fact, I strongly recommened doing AI with tic-tac-toe, because you will learn a lot. Well, at least I learned a lot making my tic-tac-toe game with AI.

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    Not sure what your level with VB is, but when I made the move to C++, after I got a handle on the basics, I converted some of my older VB games/apps (especially early ones) to C++.

    That helped me get a better grasp on C++, because I already understood the logic required for the old VB games/apps. I just had to learn the proper C++ syntax.
    Last edited by jdinger; 04-09-2002 at 10:32 PM.

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    quiz game, like

    Code:
    What does http stand for
    1. hypertext tranfer protocol
    2. boogies
    3. hate those thick-skulled people
    4. hypertext tritent transfer protocol
    
    your anser:_

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    I think the best thing for me to do now is either a randomizing guessing game or a mini-quiz game. First I have to master the basics.
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    an rpg. use classes/structs for the player/enemy, and it ends up being easier than you think.

    AHHH C++ is so much harder than QBasic!!!
    no way. qbasic is much harder. once you get the hang of c++. qb will be a freakin chore
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