RE: game development layout question

 
 
Actually Tyler I think your missing a large part of OO programming.  The
point of c++ is so you can make an object and then inherit that object by
other classes and then be able to make a single array of the type object
that can hold all inherited types.  A good example of this is in .net where
you have the Control class.  You can actually make an array of type control
and then instantiate each control as button, Combo Box, List Box, etc.  Not
many people realize this because they use the GUI method of creating forms
and don't do the dirty work.
 
In the same way in C# all things are objects or are supposed to be.  so you
could make an array of objects and almost instantiate any variable into it
using the new operator.  The then as you loop through the array you check
what type it is and act accordingly.
 
Ken

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Tyler
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 6:39 PM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: game development layout question


I could use void*, but I would have to cast the pointers--there should be a
cleaner way. :(
 
Thanks,
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jim <mailto:jhomme1028@xxxxxxxxx>  
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: game development layout question

Hi Tyler,
In Monopoly, I can have a racecar or a shoe on a square. Shouldn't you be
able to just make a square and then point to the object that is supposed to
be on it or can you somehow just put an object on it? I thought OOP was
supposed to be able to represent the real world.
 
Thanks.
 
Jim
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Littlefield,  <mailto:tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Tyler 
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: game development layout question

Hello jim,
It might, but if I have an array of objects, the objects would need to be of
mixed-type so I'm able to maybe manage more than one object.
E.g, a vehicle will be a different object from a player, etc.
Thanks,
Tyler Littlefield.
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jim <mailto:jhomme1028@xxxxxxxxx>  
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: game development layout question

Hi Tyler,
Unless I am missing something, you could maybe make the squares on the board
objects so that they could be different from one-another. Would that work?
 
Thanks.
 
Jim
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Littlefield, Tyler <mailto:tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2007 4:47 PM
Subject: game development layout question

Hello list,
I've got a question.
I'm thinking of writing a game in c++.
I want to find a way to make the board and map.
I thought about using an array, but then that would require that all objects
are the same...
Any ideas?
Also, how are race tracks built?
I want to do a bit of racing in the game, just not sure how to lay those
out.
 
Thanks,
Tyler Littlefield.
Vertigo head coder
"My programs don't have bugs, just randomly added features."
msn: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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web: tysdomain.com

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