Thread: How to make a Console Save and Load Game

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    Question How to make a Console Save and Load Game

    Hey guys i want to make a Console game.

    Im thinking beggining with the thing for Save and Load.

    How can i do that?

    Another Question:

    - How to make a random number to change the game every time that the game is started (without a saved game)

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    To save and load, you should write a saved state to a file. Read up about I/O tutorial if you don't know how.
    To make a random number, you would use std::rand. Be sure to read a tutorial on random numbers to accomplish this.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    I think it is a bad idea to start with saving and loading since you have no idea what it is you need to save unless you have a thorough game design.

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