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clue game function (repost)(2)
Bid Request Id: 27431
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Posted by: musiclover (6 ratings)
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Approved on: Sep 13, 2002
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Deadline: 9/20/2002
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Project Type: Personal Project / Homework Help
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Categories: Windows, Visual Basic
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I need a function that will calculate best move for the computer to get to the room desired. The parameters would be what room it needs to get to. It would run the same function for each number for the roll amount. For example, if the computer rolled a 5, it would run the function 5 times at the most. I could not upload all the files needed. Anyone interested in the project just let me know and I can upload the additional files. The name of the function is called computersquare. I posted it once before; however, the coder was unable to do the job. Must have a knowledge of clue. Do not use the formula below because it does not work.

getdistance = Sqr(Abs(playerxcor - roomxcor) * Abs(playerxcor - roomxcor) + Abs(playerycor - roomycor) * Abs(playerycor - roomycor))

Already has a 2d coordinate system. Must keep in mind that a person can not cut across a room to get to a door. Also, there is more than one door to some rooms; therefore, it needs to calculate which door is closest and what move takes the player closer to the desired room.

A function that will calculate best move to get toward the room desired. Included is the project file with all files needed. The function is called computersquare. It should return the space number and whether it is on the board or in the room. The rooms are labeled from 1 to 9. The comments are additional information. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Windows XP, Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition

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Belgrade Team
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in B. P. Selo, Serbia
Serbia + Montenegro
Bid id: 309,390
$40 (USD) Sep 13, 2002
5:58:49 PM EDT
Hello again,

I remember this bid request from a month or so ago.
I actually wrote something similar to this, but it was more than ten years ago, and it was in Z80 assembly on ZX Spectrum, an 8 bit computer that was popular in eighties. It was working in iterations, marking each field with value that meant shortest distance to the starting field and direction to go to.

Same algorithm can be used to find shortes distance between any two positions. Shortes distance is the same regardless of the dice roll the computer got, so I don't understand what you mean by five calls to the same function.

I have questions: do the rooms count as one field? ie going into the room on one door and exiting on the other is just two tiles away, not actual width of the room in tiles?
And, is moving the piece strictly horizontal/vertical. I mean to get to the field to lower right of current one, you need to make two steps or just one?

I will also need to ask what fields are entrances to the room, as I can't really figure that out from the picture.

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