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Im a high school student and I'm taking an engineering course and right now we're starting a 3-person C++ project. So far we've covered the basics, functions, and arrays. We also did a little work with ascii graphics which isn't much really. I've studied C++ before and am more advanced than the rest of my class but since its a group project, im not sure what we can do. So far for ideas: Tic-Tac-Toe Game RSA encrypter/decrypter Maze Game Connect-Four Game Tetris Game if anyone has any ideas or comments, theyd be greatly appreciated. And thank you in advance

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Text based RPG (ala GameTutorials.com) looks like a nice thing to start with, especially if you might move on to networking or something similar (turn into a MUD).

The ideas you put seem quite complicated to me for a project like that, but I never did any computer classes at school (if you saw my code, you'd know that ;)) so I can't really comment on that.

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Those ideas seem to cover many aspects of programming ranging from algorithms to simple graphics and logic.

Messing around with encryption is very fun (well, i find it fun anyway [smile]). Don't get to bogged down with it though since some of the things like Blowfish can get very confusing[smile].
I like the idea that someone gave to work with winsock. Its a very simple API when you get down to it but it also gives you alot of flexibility and power:
Winsock FAQ : A definite for anyone starting out on winsock.
If you want a more object orientated approach to network programming look into CSocket and the other socket classes that windows use. Or write your own [wink].

But you seem to have the right idea and thats to keep it simple but has aspects that will be invaluable in programming.

Good luck!

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When I was in college, I did a project called RobotWars.
It is a non-interactive ASCII game where 2 or more robots with simple AI compete with each other in a maze filled with pits and treadmills to capture a flag that in the center of the maze.

This was the project for my OOP class. If you are going to do this without OOP experience, I think it will be a good lesson for you to understand why design is very important for software development.

The robot movement in ASCII is this:
North = ^
South = V
West = <
East = >

Have fun.

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