ISO someone daring to look at some n00b code!

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    Smile ISO someone daring to look at some n00b code!

    I'm beyond n00bdom, but I cannot get the hang of C or C++, so whatever lays between a complete n00b and QBasic

    Anyway! Here's my code. I am trying to come up with a way to produce random items (that would relate to a ye olde RPG).

    The potential problem that I think I'm running into is an insane amount of variables. So, if anyone would be interested in taking a peek, have at it!

    Be kind! *cringes*
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    It's kinda odd that you can craft with negative numbers of steel

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    Hmmmm.

    That IS odd. LOL
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    With any kind of genre or game that requires a large ammount of items - tipically rpgs - you need to come up with a flexible variable format (struct) that can hold all pertinant information. Then you just have an array of of items of that struct type.

    IE:
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    typedef enum ITEM_TYPE { IT_WEAPON, IT_POTION, IT_ARMOR, IT_WHATEVER };
    
    struct ITEM {
        int minDmg; // damage minimum
        int maxDmg;// damage maximum
        int costbase;// cost to purchase and sell to be used in formula
        int craftxp; // xp you gain from crafting object
        char [25] name; // readable name of the object
        int id; // numerical value of item for quick comparisons
        ITEM_TYPE type; // enumerated type of item
    }
    
    
    ITEM gameItems[230]; 
    // might be a  good idea to have a function that can parse a file - with a specific format for item information to fill this array. That way you can modify all your game items in a text file with out recompiling.
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    Thank you goten, I will mull over that a bit.
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