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OpenGL Urgent help needed! Array display and text output

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Hi guys, I have two questions that i could really do with some urgent help with. 1. Im having trouble with displaying the results of an array ive created. The array is filled with six random numbers between 1-60 (for a lottery type program). My problem is when i display these numbers through text in opengl the results keep reiterating through different random numbers, looping through them on screen. I just want the six random numbers to display as six static numbers on screen. Here is the code for displaying the array:
int array[] = {-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1};
int size = 6;

void showLottery(int ball[], int size)

(runLotto == true);
qsort( array, size, sizeof(int), compare_ints );         
ostringstream text;

	for( int i = 0; i < size; i++ ) {
		if (size = 6)
			text << "\nYour Ball " << i + 1 << " number is : " <<  ball[i];
	string str = text.str();

		glColor3f(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f);
		glTranslatef(0.0f, 0.9f, -5.0f);
		glScalef(0.2f, 0.3f, 0.2f);
		t3dDraw2D(str, 0, 0);


And in display():
	fillLottery(array, size);
	showLottery(array, size);					//Displays selected Balls

2. My other question was how i would go about producing an output via notepad to show a thousand results of both the users pick of numbers and the lottery numbers? I want to see how many times the same number picks are chosen. Ive looked at :
 ofstream *myfile = new ofstream("output.txt");
 *myfile ...output

Is this the best way of producing an output text file? Any help would be greatfully appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I was having problems creating the text but found an example off that was very useful.

From there I found the appropriate text class and code to display text that worked on my program. Not sure what library is used?

Thanks for the quick reply btw! [smile]

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Original post by Stabhead
I was having problems creating the text but found an example off that was very useful.

OK, I found the tutorial, and despite being a really, seriously weird way to render text, it looks like it works.

It looks like your problem is that you call fillLottery() every frame, and I am presuming that function generates a new set of random numbers. Try calling fillLottery() just once, before you start your rendering loop.

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Ok well that works like a treat, thanks alot swiftcoder....very much appreciated!


I just need abit of guidance on how best to go about displaying the results of more than one group of lottery numbers on a text file.

Any ideas?

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