Ballz--another breakout clone

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    Talking Ballz--another breakout clone

    This is my first graphical game! I made it in C++ using SDL. It took about 7 hours total and it could still us a bit of work...overall though, I'm pretty happy with it (being my first game). It still has a few issues, but please tell me what you think of it and give me any comments/suggestions.

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    The ball bounces very strange sometimes.

    You should also make the ball bounce differently depending on where on the paddle it hits.
    When I began playing, the ball whet straight up, bounced on the indestructible bricks and was stuck. I had to close the program.
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    hmm...I have had the ball bounce strangely sometimes but I haven't had it get stuck. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Sometimes, the ball moves faster than the paddle, which makes it impossible to catch the ball...
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    Cool Yeah...

    Make the ball go faster and change direction depending on where it hits the paddle. Do that and your game might actually be fun. Nice work though.
    Don't try so hard. Just let it happen.

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    a big bug, when it opens all i get is ( file attached) until i move the screen then i get the game
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    Lol, try to resize that window manually, Cgawd.
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    I don't know, this is the first breakout clone I've played where the direction and speed of the ball depended on the direction and speed of the paddle, made it a little more realistic - I could speed it up by hitting it faster in one direction or slow it down by going in the opposite direction. I kinda liked it!

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    Thanks for all the comments!
    "The best way to get answers is to just keep working the problem, recognizing when you are stalled, and directing the search pattern.....Don’t just wait for The Right Thing to strike you – try everything you think might even be in the right direction, so you can collect clues about the nature of the problem."
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