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    Quick gratification

    I'm feeling a lack of inspiration lately (and also a lack of free time). I try challenge websites once in a while and am not currently in the mood to do that either...do you know ideas for some simple projects which I could code up in 1-2 days and feel somewhat fulfilled?

    Hopefully something that doesent require direct gui use.
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    Make a hex editor. Or a simple game.

    Or think of a major project you want to do eventually, and start writing little pieces of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_jackass View Post
    I'm feeling a lack of inspiration lately (and also a lack of free time). I try challenge websites once in a while and am not currently in the mood to do that either...do you know ideas for some simple projects which I could code up in 1-2 days and feel somewhat fulfilled?

    Hopefully something that doesent require direct gui use.
    Did you check out Practice coding with fun programming challenges - CodinGame ? Yeah, I know you talked about challenge websites but I found this one kind of a bit different; with a lot of community activity, discussions e.t.c.

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    Sometime in the near future I was thinking of making a blackjack Monte Carlo simulator to create strategy cards for different rulesets. I'm sure there are tons of these out there, but thought it would be fun to write my own.

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    Ooh, coding the card game from FF VIII would be a fun project. I thought about making a phone app for it but Square's already beat me to it T_T

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    What is the simplest wave based music format? (Ie one in which you actually put in the amplitude at each point of the sound and not like midi where you give instructions to play a set of instruments) I just had an idea to convert any set of data to sound and see (actually hear ) what the result is. I read a method of "smoothing" any 2d curve...I dont remember where but I can surely dig it up. I will do a few iterations of the algorithm on the input data, rescale it and dump it as an audio file. edit: The consensus seems to be that .wav format is the simplest audio format. It doesent seem too complex so this is what I'll try for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MutantJohn View Post
    Ooh, coding the card game from FF VIII would be a fun project. I thought about making a phone app for it but Square's already beat me to it T_T
    Why do people play Triple Triad? It's awful.

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    .wav files are easy also because they are so small and hardly ever complex. You can even use a .wav file in C, C++ using the PlaySound() function, which I am sure you are already aware of he he.

    Have you ever tried coding your own game engine? I know you said something "small" but that's a major project on it's own. Heck - imagine creating the next iteration of the Blizzard Engine...
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    I havent played enough games to try doing that. However if I do make one it'll be a simple 2D "engine".
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    .au format is simpler IMO

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    Hmm... au seems to be a very simple format too...I'll make the program output both au and wav files then.
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    OMG I hated that game! One of FF's worst mini-games, IMO.

    FF10 was the best FF anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_jackass View Post
    Hmm... au seems to be a very simple format too...I'll make the program output both au and wav files then.
    My first "real" C program was to generate an .au file with some simple waveforms. I felt it was a good exercise because it made me learn about endianness early.

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    Not waves but a lot of fun maths puzzles from the fairly easy to the very difficult.
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