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Hi i know how to create a game board with an array by doing this char board[10][10]; then setting each variable to the char that i want by board[1][1]=''a''; and so on But I was wondering if there is an easier way to set all of them to one character so i could display them without goin cout<

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    int ix,iy;for(ix=0;ix<10;ix++){    for(iy=0;iy<10;iy++)    {        board[ix][iy] = 'a';    }}

that will do it, but
use your noggin to make that same routine make a checker board

--Fireking

Owner/Leader
Genetics 3rd Dimension Development

[edited by - fireking on October 19, 2002 4:55:41 PM]

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You can loop through your board with 2 standard C++ loops. For every iteration it is just to set each board space to a specific piece.

  char board[10][10];int i, j;for(i = 0; i < 10; i++){    for(j = 0; j < 10; j++)    {        board[i][j] = ''a'';    }}

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LOL fireking and I posted the same answer, I viewed the thread before his answer was there! Remember that you can use the same loop structure to draw the entire board of course; just make two loops and place a cout call to the according piece. Example:

  char board[10][10];int i, j;for(i = 0; i < 10; i++){    for(j = 0; j < 10; j++)    {        cout << board[i][j];    }    cout << "\n"; //Remember we wan''t a new line every row.}

lol

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I tried this but it didn''t display anything.
Thanks for trying though.

Cory Fisher

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You could use memset() to set the array, which would do the same job but with only one line of code.

EDIT: Oh wait, never mind. You wanted to display it, not set it. Ah well. Btw, you might have to use cout.flush() with the above code, or alternatively you could cout << endl; instead of cout << '\n';

[edited by - Alimonster on October 19, 2002 5:10:34 PM]

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How do u use memset()?

Cory Fisher

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memset() would only clear the array. You pass the first param as the address of a var to clear, then the value, then the size (you can use sizeof() for that).

    #include <cstdlib>#include <cstring>#include <iostream>using namespace std;int main(){  char board[10][10];    memset(board, 'a', sizeof(board)); // sets all elements of board to 'a'    // now display the board  for (int y = 0; y < 10; ++y)  {    for (int x = 0; x < 10; ++x)    {        cout << board[y][x];    }    cout << endl;  }      system("PAUSE");  return 0;}

[edited by - Alimonster on October 19, 2002 5:14:54 PM]

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Thanks memset worked well. But now how do i set a piece of the array to a char.
Thanks I think i know but it''s better to hear from others

Cory Fisher

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