Thinking about starting a project??

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    Thinking about starting a project??

    I have been working on c programming for about 4 months and I heard that you can get more experiance for working on a project with others.
    The problem is that I want to work on a project that is about one month long.
    I have not found a project I like that is like this (if someone could reference me to one or a website were people start projects that would be greatly appreciated).

    If not I would like to start a project. The only problem is I do not have an idea of a project. (figures lol). If anyone has any ideas for a project that would be great.
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    One of the rules of programming... right after code is twice as hard to debug as it was to write... and no project will take the amount of time that it is initially thought to take.

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    I never even thought of that...hmmm.

    Even if its shorter I dont care. I just want to learn lol.
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    Shorter...heh

    If you are a gamer or something try decoding the save file, I found that pretty fun when I did that on the Diablo 2 save file, though it did take more than a month to get the item format working 100% (I still get rounding errors in comparison to the in game numbers)

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    I was a gamer for a long time so... no longer. It is a good idea though. Im not shooting it down
    but I was thinking of something different....Something that a comman computer user would use.

    I have one idea possibly after thinking for a while. If there is not something like it maybe a super simple lightweight web browser for people starting out with computers....

    Any more suggestions????
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    Patty cake patty cake baker's man. Bake my a cake as fast as you can. Throw it in the oven, stick it on the grill, have a cup of tuna it'll give you quite a chill.

    Edit: I got a good one. Do something that involves a play on the term 'fly fishing'. I can think of several.
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    > Do something that involves a play on the term 'fly fishing'
    Old UK'er's only
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    When I'm at a loss for ideas, I usually try to think of a game that would be easy to make. There's all kinds of simplistic games you could do to test your skills. You could even do something as basic as a console-based Space Invaders clone.
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    If you want somthing rather challenging, look around you. You could try to simulate real-world objects, like a ATM or an elevator. They would take a fair bit of planning on pen on paper mind. If you chose say the ATM, think about the classes / structs it would involve. Eg: screen, withdraw, deposit ect.
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    If you are interested in developing a game you could start with creating small game some thing like maze which is quite straight forward using openGL. That would start you up.

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    I have no motivation outside of book projects and school. Even the book assignments are pretty short and uneventful.

    Edit: I mean to say no inspiration
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    As a liscensed doctor, I'd like prescribe a you a life then (not intending to be cruel, butchaknow -- )

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    Thx everyone for your suggestions.

    Do something that involves a play on the term 'fly fishing'
    Sorry im totally obliviose. I must be missing something? I dont mean to anger anyone though....
    but I dont understand???

    console-based Space Invaders clone.
    Sorry I dont much like old school games like amyn programmers. It is still a good idea though.

    like a ATM or an elevator. They would take a fair bit of planning on pen on paper mind. If you chose say the ATM, think about the classes / structs it would involve. Eg: screen, withdraw, deposit ect.
    That songs cool... It would take some planning... I would have to remember and record what the screen says. I think the bank would be a little security strucken though...lol!!!
    I code store the amount of money you have in a dat file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by code2d
    Sorry I dont much like old school games like amyn programmers. It is still a good idea though.
    Hrm, ah well...figured it'd be a good one for ya, would test your knowledge of the basics, such as variables and data handling.
    Code:
    cout << "Language comparisons are dumb";
    echo("Language comparisons are dumb");
    PRINT "Language comparisons are dumb"
    alert ("Language comparisons are dumb")

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    It is a very good idea. I just dont want to design any bitmaps, I just want something that is pure proggraming.
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