Hey,

Many of you will know what i am doign, but for those who don't :

I am creating a 3D draughts/checkers game. My squares on the board are linked to one draught. and my draughts are linked to a certain square. Now your are able to get the draught you want by entering the index number of it. But i don't want that, i want to get the draught on the square by entering the co-ordiantes of the square and then retrieve the draught on the square, without entering the draught index number. I will show how each my get methods work:

Code:

Board::Board(int x, int y){
squares = (Square **) malloc(sizeof(Square *) * x);
for(int i=0; i<x; i++)
squares[i] = (Square *) malloc(sizeof(Square) * y);
for(int i=0; i<x; i++)
for(int j=0;j<y; j++)
squares[i][j].setXY(i, j);
sizeX=x; sizeY=y;
}
Square * Board::getSquare(int x, int y)
{
if (x<0 && x>=sizeX) {}
else if (y<0 && y>=sizeY) {
return NULL; }
else{
return &squares[x][y];}
}

This is how i create the squares in my board.cpp and the i have created that method of retreiving them. So if i wanted a square diagonally right from my current square, i woud just do :

Code:

Square * t = board->getSquare(s->getX() - 1, s->getY() - 1);

Now i want a method in my player.cpp where i can retrieve the draughts in a similar way, without using hte index number. So if i entered get a certain square and then get that draught of that square.

This is where i allocate memory and give the player a number of draughts each with its own

index number. atm i have a way of gettin the draugh tbut only through the index number:

Code:

Draught * Player::getDraught(int index)
{
return &draughts[index];
}

Is there a way already of gettin the draught on a certain square without creating a method? If not, then i would welcome some help on how to do it, can't think of a way, im not so good at programming, sorry if this is very simple, but it isn't to me!!!

thank you!