Cant edit my game anymore :(

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    Cant edit my game anymore :(

    I finished my first text based game not to long ago. The original copy worked just fine. As in, it compiled, ran, played and did everything it was supposed to do...just fine. Then I went through it making minor changes, fixing small bugs and such. It kept working fine for about 4 or 5 updates. Then, one time it just didn't work. I don't know why either. I have retyped it several times only to et the same result. When I run it I just get an "Error Report"(from windows) and it closes.

    I cant figure out what I did, or if its just my computer, that is messing it up. Basically, I would like to know if anyone can think of a reason that its not working, just off the top of your head. Below is the source file for it. So you can look it over if need be.
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    Which IDE do you use? The debugger will probably flag the error

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    I honestly dont know what an IDE is heh. But I just did a debug and noticed something I never noticed before. Apparently there was a little popup, I guess I didnt notice it because it came up behind the console. I just saw the bottom of it this time.

    The popup said "An Access Violation(Segmentation Fault) raised in your program."

    Does that help any?
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                               // INSERT CODE HERE
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/

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    (I don't have a compiler right now so I can't help much)

    IDE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integra...nt_environment
    Seg Fault: http://web.mit.edu/10.001/Web/Tips/t...mentation.html

    You know the error is somewhere close after intro(), did you check the area? Also the strcmp looks fishy

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    I compiled your game using visual studio and this is what it found:

    main.cpp(182): warning C4244: 'argument' : conversion from 'time_t' to 'unsigned int', possible loss of data

    main.cpp(304): error C4716: 'getMonster' : must return a value

    main.cpp(343): error C4716: 'paintFight' : must return a value

    main.cpp(646): error C4716: 'vpaintFight' : must return a value

    main.cpp(651): warning C4101: 'vyes' : unreferenced local variable

    main.cpp(1597): warning C4101: 'helpExp' : unreferenced local variable

    main.cpp(1748): warning C4244: 'argument' : conversion from 'time_t' to 'unsigned int', possible loss of data

    Your unreferenced loca variable would cause the seg fault, which DevC++ did pick up on. If you can sort these out, you should be able to run the game. But also eradicate the errors I found too, as they could cause problems later.

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    What exactly does it mean by "conversion from 'time_t' to 'unsigned int'"? Does 'time_t' have something to do with Sleep()?


    EDIT: I looked up time_t, but I still dont get exactly what the error means.
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    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/
                               // INSERT CODE HERE
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/

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    Code:
    srand(time(NULL));
    time() returns a time_t, but srand is expecting an unsigned int. The common solution is to cast the return value of time():
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    srand((unsigned)time(NULL));
    (unsigned is the same as unsigned int.)
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    Thanks for telling me how to fix that part dwks. But I dont have a way of telling if I have fixed the rest of the problems. It still opens the game for me, so I cant tell whats still wrong. I dd edit it a bit, hopefulyl fixing at least some problems.

    I downloaded GDB because I thought it was a debugger, but I cant figure out how to work it. I went to its folder just to see a bunch of soruce files, headers and the likes. Is it not a debugger? If it is, how do you open and use it?
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    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/
                               // INSERT CODE HERE
    /* ------------------------------------------------------------------*/

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    Compile the source files?
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