Quote:Original post by Kronikle66 /overwhelmed I have to thank you guys for the incredibly replies. But, as usual, leave it to this board to make me look like a complete newbie lol. I understood about 60% of what you guys said. Okay, not to be rude here, but if you don't understand pointers in C++ you are a newbie. To be really, brutally honest it sounds like you have an ego problem: you completely dismissed pointers without understanding them? you feel you have an elevated level of competency in C++ despite not understanding pointers? If there's one thing I've learned in the last five years or so, it's that no matter how much you think you know you've always, ALWAYS got more to learn. Sometimes you surpass your peers, sometimes you look on in awe at others doing the most amazing things with their code. Quote:Original post by Kronikle66 Am I missing something? Why would you ever need to know the memory address of a variable? Actually knowing the memory address of a variable is generally unimportant to you as a programmer (though it may come in useful in the debugging side of things). Quote:Original post by Kronikle66 If you're going to substitute a variable, why not just replace the entire variable altogether instead of replacing the contents of where it's located in memory? You've got to walk before you can run. You've got to know C++ fundamentals before you write games in C++. Stop reading the book you're reading and go learn C++ properly, before declaring yourself all clued up. You might be surprised at just how much else you missed.