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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:31 PM
I don't even know where to begin. Is this project too complicated for a beginner? Should I pick something simpler, like tic-tac-toe?
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:08 AM
Just start with a random position, put one tile there (without connections).
for number_of_tiles_to_set do
find random position beside on an empty spot beside an already set tile
connect both tiles
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:01 AM
Put that power node on the map.
Make a random path walker that starts on that node. Make a if or switch to move him in a direction put a wire there and a chance to rotate that wire. repeat this X times and put a computer at the end of the path.
Then start that again from the power node X times.
Of course you don't want to cross, or even have adjacent tiles to your previous (or current) paths so you have to check if the way is free.
Look up random/procedural map generation. It should yield many different methods on making things random.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:41 AM
- Start with an empty board.
- Randomly place the power node.
- Randomly pick a maximum path length.
- Randomly pick a filled cell.
- Do a random walk from that cell up to the max path length, not allowing any collisions.
- Place the computer at the end of the walk.
- Go back to 3 as many times as required.
- EDIT: Fill the remaining empty cells with random wires.
Edited by jefferytitan, 02 October 2012 - 03:43 AM.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:11 AM
Looking at the image in the link he posted, it looks like computers only have one connected side, so it's probably the former.
Do all computers have to be connected directly to the power node, or is via another computer okay?