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Coding help (Black Jack)

Discussion in 'C' started by jpaulinedee, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. jpaulinedee

    jpaulinedee New Member

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    So I'm doing a program for my class, and we're supposed to code a Black Jack game. Our professor already gave us the shuffle function. I attached the shuffle code and my code. It would really help you took time to look at it. :((( it's only 2.4kb.

    So you can see my problem is the if else part. Does any of you know how to shorten that? :( Also, there's a spec that says, the value of 1 changes. Example, if your hand is 7 and 1, the value of 1 will be 11, and the sum will be 18. But if you have 8, J and 1, the value of 1 will be 1, and the sum will be 19. I hope you get it. Another problem of mine is that, if I have two of the same cards, it only counts 1. Like, if I have 9 2 2, it only counts one 2, and the sum is only 11. Please anyone help me. :(((((
     
  2. hobbyist

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    That's a lot of rules. :)

    What you could do is define a deck of cards; for example

    Code:
    #define TWO      1
    #define THREE    2
    #define FOUR     4
    #define FIVE     8
    ...
    
    int hand = TWO | THREE | FIVE;
    
    to find out if a given card exists in the hand, you could do

    Code:
    if((hand & FIVE) == FIVE)
       // five is in the hand
    
    I don't know the rules of card games, but you could possibly use an array of ints for the hand; that way, you could check to see how many of each card there are.

    Code:
    int cards[] = { TWO, FIVE, SEVEN, etc },
        hand = cards[0] | cards[1] | card[N];
    
    It *should* be okay to figure out how to score the hand from there.
     

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