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Oct 10, 2011, 03:21 PM
I am working on a project that requires me to have the user set a number of marbles, and they amount of marbles would appear on the screen. Then, every time an action occurs, a marble falls in the jar. Similar to the Starbucks Mobile Card app(Stars Section). I would also like to use a page view controller to switch between users.
Example User1- 10 marbles
User2 - 15 Marbles
Is there any code available?
Oct 10, 2011, 03:58 PM
If you're being paid to do this (for example, you've taken on a contract), I have two questions for you? Does the person paying you know that you're under-skilled for this job? Are you paying the people whose code your copying and pasting and presenting as your own?
Oct 10, 2011, 04:32 PM
This is my own project and I have not taken any code from others. When I mean code out there, is there any sample code, or tutorial.
Oct 10, 2011, 06:01 PM
When I mean code out there, is there any sample code, or tutorial.
For which parts? Counting marbles? Drawing marbles? Animating marbles?
Have you broken the problem down into smaller parts? What are those parts?
For example, what's on the screen: a jar and marbles in the jar. What are the parts: jar, marble (multiple). How do you draw a jar on screen? How do you draw a marble on screen?
Exactly what is the name of this marble game? If it's something well known, has it ever been implemented as a computer program before? If it's something you thought up, then why would you expect that someone else might have written code for it? No programmers I know can read minds.
If you haven't already found the code for a complete marbles-in-a-jar game, then it's not likely you ever will. That means you have to do some breaking down of the game into smaller solvable problems, which you can then search for solutions of. Again, if you find nothing, break the problem down again. Eventually you'll reach some smaller sub-problem such as "draw a circle on screen", where the circle represents a marble. Or perhaps "draw a shape on screen" where shape is a path that defines the outline of the jar. But until you break the problem down, you will never find solutions.
If this process of breaking the problems down sounds familiar, it should. You will do it over and over again, for every program you write. It's one small part of what programming really is.
Expecting to always find complete code for a whole game is like going into the woods and expecting sandwiches or tents to grow on trees.
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