# How To Tell Winner In A Vb Game

Jul 7, 2011

I am programming the board game Sequence in vb 2010 and I have gotten to the point where I now need to figure out if someone has won or not

Here is a link to the game Sequence and it's rules: [URL]

I have looked at How to find the winner of a tic-tac-toe game of any size ? which is similar to my problem but gets very complicated if I wanted to try and migrate the idea to Sequence.

I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to tell if there is a winner?

The only way I can think of is keep a list of all the possible winning positions and I would not like to do that.

## Check Winner Sub Routine?

Jun 21, 2010

I am writing a noughts and crosses game and everything works but the checkwinner sub routine, so basically if someone gets three X's or O's in a row then a message box pops up saying either X has won or O has won.Below is what I have written in the sub routine.

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## VS 2008 TicTacToe Detect Winner?

Nov 2, 2009

i have a two-dimensional char array that holds the values of a tictactoe board.Each element holds a value of either 'X','O', or and you can access the values with something like TicTacToe[0][1]with the first bracket containing the row # and the second containing the column #.

Whats the best way to detect the winner of a TicTacToe game? I was thinking about just making a function like this Private Function checkWin(Byval TicBoard as Char[][]) as Integer 'Return 0 if no winner, 1 if Player 1 wins, and 2 if Player 2 wins End Function Any ideas? I want to avoid using 8 if-else statements since that seems pretty inefficient and sloppy

## VS 2010 Displaying Winner In TICTACTOE?

Apr 16, 2012

I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH GETTING THIS PROGRAM TO DISPLAY THE WINNING MESSAGE. PLEASE ONLY REPLY WITH HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS HERE IS THE CODE I HAVE DONE

Public Class Form1 Dim flag As Boolean = False Private Sub Buttons(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click, Button2.Click, Button3.Click, Button4.Click, Button5.Click, Button6.Click, Button7.Click, Button8.Click, Button9.Click
If flag = False Then
DirectCast(sender, Button).Text = "X"
flag = True

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## [2008] Connect Four Detect Winner?

Jan 6, 2009

In our program we track the moves in arrays by columns 0 means empty, 1 means black, 2 means red so it would look like this for example

column1(0) = "1"
column1(1) = "2"
column1(2) = "2"
column1(3) = "1"
column1(4) = "0"
column1(5) = "0"

for column 1, and we have seperate arrays for each column (7 in all) but they all have the same values 0,1, or 2 so how can we make it check the arrays and their values and detect a winner?

## Game Programming :: Make A Game In VB In Which Character Can Move Around, Jump, And Kill Things?

Apr 2, 2008

im trying to make a game in visual basic in which your character can move around, jump, and kill things. I can get the picture box with the character to move and everything is fine. but i did run into one problem. when the character moves over a tree (or something) you can see the gray backround of the character as i made in paint. how do i make the backround of the picturebox transparent?

## VS 2010 Game Multi-Client - Program That Enables A Game To Have More Than One Instance Running

Nov 18, 2011

I want to make a program that enables a game to have more than one instance running, where it would otherwise be unable to be done. How should I go about this? A sandbox? Hack?

## Game Programming :: Adding Score To Rock Paper Scissor Game?

Oct 3, 2011

Im new to VB. how do I get to add the score.my code is

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## Repeat Cards Showing Up In Game And Win Evaluating Code For Poker Game?

Jul 2, 2009

I am working on a poker game and I have the game setup the way I want it in terms of graphics and I have the code programed to deal the cards out exactly how I want them.  Granted, the code is very simplistic, but functional for a new programmer like myself.  I'm sure there are other more efficient ways to code my game, but I like mine so far because I can at least understand the majority of it.  With that being said, here are a few problems and questions that I have.

1. How come when all 12 cards are dealt out I have some cards repeating in the game?  For example, I get queen of diamonds in more than one picture box when I only want the card to be dealt once and then removed until the next game.

2. I was hoping to have a button 3 to clear all the boxes, basically resetting the game to the next game.  When I hit button 3 it only clears the contents of picturebox 10 and 12.Other notes:  I have the deal down the way I want it.  It deals the first 10 picture boxes and a second button deals the 11 and 12 picture boxes.

3. I know this is my next step so I want to post it with the code I currently have.  I want to start taking my project one step further by evalutating each of the three rows of cards (3 rows of 3 cards each - I'm not worried about the dealers hand (picture box 10, 11, 12 yet). So I want to evaluate a row of pictureboxes against a "pay scale" and display the win in a text box or label next to the 3 card hand.  For example, Q of diamonds, Q of Clubs, Q of spades would win 15, etc.  ( have a weird feeling I may have to change the names of the cards (I have them named card1, card2, etc. right now) to something that identifies them in order to evaluate the hands.

Here is the code that I currently have. I'm using visual basic.

Public Class Form1
Dim Rndm As New Random
Dim myPB(11) As PictureBox
Dim HiddenCards As New List(Of String)

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## Game Programming :: Prevent Users Typing In Random Letters In A Text Box-Scrabble Game?

May 4, 2011

I have created a scrabble game that generates random letters. For the user to type in a word using the random letters they have to type it in a text box.

I want my program to prevent users from typing in letters that are not provided in the text box and to allow them to type in the random letters that are provided.

## Game Programming :: Spinning Reel - Fruit Machine Game For Windows Mobile Device

Feb 16, 2011

I'm trying to make a simple fruit machine game for windows mobile device.

I can create the game easily enough and flip through pictures in a picture box to display the correct symbol.. but what I'd like to do is do a proper spinning reel, but have no idea where to even start.

What I have is a list of images in an imagelist (or individual files) - what I'd like is them attached to each other and moving downwards, preferably as though it were going around a drum but just them moving would be a start.

## Game Programming :: Transparant Images - Make A Game Which Basiclly Lets You Shoot Ducks

Feb 1, 2010

I am trying to make a game which basiclly lets you shoot ducks. i have a picture as a background (set as form image) i then have picturebox's with ducks flying flying around you shoot them the disapear etc.

My problem is the image. i have a picture of a duck and a blue square round it. and i would liketo make it transparant because birds dont fly with blue squares.

Below is an image to illistrate my problem

I have tried adding transparent background, transparant key etc

## Game Programming :: Pig Dice Game - When Program Runs - Never Goes To Computer's Turn And Does Not Update Users Score Either

Apr 18, 2012

On programming assignment without having any real experience in vb. I guess I don't understand subroutines that well. When the program runs it never goes to the computer's turn and does not update the users score either. This assignment is already in but would like to know what is going wrong. Using VB 2010, and this is windows application.

Code:
Public Class Form1
Dim Myturn As Integer
Dim Computerturn As Integer

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## 2D Platform Game Physics - Game Development | Dream.In.Code?

Mar 11, 2010

I'm trying to make a 2D platform game and I'm pretty inexperienced at programming. I've coded the player to move left and right and jump, but I can't figure out how to prevent multiple jumps while the player is in the air. Anyone know how to do this?

## Game Of 21 Card Game, Code For Checking Score Is Not Working?

Jan 13, 2012

Check Score: The winner is the one with the highest score less than or equal to 21If both scores(player total and computer total) are over 21, or if both are equal but under 21, the game is declared a draw.

There is something wrong with this line:
If intPlayerCardTotal < intScore And intComputerTotal < intScore Then
MsgBox "Draw"

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## Game Programming :: Changing Field Size A Game Should Restart

Apr 30, 2011

Upon changing the field size a game should restart. Upon trying to do so I see the previous grid (e.g. 10x10) displayed on top of the new one (e.g. 4x4). How would I prevent this and indeed start the game fresh?

## Game Programming :: Game With Jumping While Moving And Sensing Colour

Feb 4, 2011

So here is my problem. I have a vb game with animated sprites and all, and the character even jumps. However it only works in the y direction. So if i'm moving, he stops in place and jumps, instead of jumping forward. I was wondering if someone knew how to make him move at the same speed forward during the jump.

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## Game Programming :: High Score List For A Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Game?

Apr 19, 2011

I currently have a who wants to be a millionaire game that I have made in visual basic 2010. Each question is in its own form. Form1 opens at the start, and question 1 is opened by a button click on Form1. The user has to click on the picture box at the side to show the text for the question each time. If they answer incorrectly, it displays a message box, opens an input box asking for their name, and goes to the form with the high score list, Form17.

Upon opening Form17, I want the scores to load and be displayed in the list box. The high scores are saved in a text file at C: est.txt . Upon clicking menu or end, the high scores are saved to the text file.

## Game Programming :: Writing A Video Poker Style Game ?

Apr 1, 2009

I m writing a video poker style game. the form consists of the player's 5 cards, a deal button, a hold button for each card, a button to select amount to play that hand. im using Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition.

## Projectile Motion - Make A Game Similar To The Impossible Game?

May 19, 2011

I'm doing a project for school. I'm trying to make a game similar to the Impossible game. I need a square (picturebox) to jump but I want gravity to effect it.

## Game Programming :: Code For 3 Of A Kind In Yahtzee Game

Apr 18, 2010

im struggling to work out the code for 3 of a kind in my yahtzee game, i think that if i can work this out i can sort my everest of the full house code!

can someone tell me where ive gone astray?

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## Game Programming :: Create A Picture Shuffle Game?

Jun 4, 2012

I am all new to Visual Basic 2008, I am trying to create a picture shuffle game, the problem is I cant seem to be able to move one picture from PictureBox1 to PictureBox2 onClick, here is a Code I written earlier:Sub ChangePicture(ByRef P1 As PictureBox, ByRef P2 As PictureBox)

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## Game Programming :: Create A Zombie Style RPG Game

Sep 11, 2009

Is there any visual basic 2005/2008 RPG games with the source code available for download.Could you possibly reply to this post with a link to the website with the game.Or is there a template i could use to try create a zombie style RPG game text or graphical.

## Game Programming :: Developing A Game To A School Project

Jun 3, 2010

I am developing a very simple game in visual basic 2008: a roulette. And yet I found problems in develop it.My question is this: I have an image ,containing all the roulette's numbers and I want to associate the spaces of the different numbers to different buttons, so that which time I click in a certain number on the image it dos some action.How can make this association of the different spaces in the image and different buttons?

## Game Programming :: Game Movement By Rotation Direction?

May 14, 2012

basically i'm trying to move the Player by rotation.I have a perfect rotation system that works with a custom picturebox control that supports rotation that i have.

## Game Programming :: High Low Game - Entering A Name On My First Form ?

Jun 10, 2012

So I pretty much built the game, that was the easy part. I am having trouble entering a name on my first form(startup) and keeping track of the score on second form(game) and displaying it both combined on the first page with the current users score. Also the way it set up now if you are running the game for the first time it says can't find LowScores.Text. Start Up

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## Game Programming :: Snake Game - Get The Code To Get Longer

Jun 6, 2011

I just finished my own snake game, and I need some recommendations on how to make this game better.If you see a problem, please tell me.The only problem with this game is that I can't get the code to get longer, other then that its good.EDIT: Sorry I meant : The only problem with this game is that I can't get the SNAKE to get longer, other then that its good.

## Game Programming :: VB Game Help Sprite Keeps Falling Through Objects?

Nov 16, 2008

I have been making a game similar to mario for learing perposes. I got the sprite to move left right up down but I still have no gravity nor can I jump. But i need to know how to make it so that my sprite dosent go through objects?

## Hangman Game / Automatically Displays Character And Gives A Game Over?

May 8, 2009

I am a student working on the venerable "Hangman" project. We were tasked to create a hangman game that would get a random word from one of three sources either by file, by array, or by database file. I have managed to get a random word to import from all three but I run into a problem once I start to play the game. The program seems to run into an infitinite loop as soon as you enter a letter or it automatically dispays character entered and gives a game over. [code]............

## Show Program Front Of The Game While Playing A Game

Nov 7, 2011

I want to make program that shows info in game while playing. Problem is that I have no idea how to do it. I tryed some methods, but unsuccessfully. So does anyone has idea how to make it ?

## VS 2010 In-Game IRC Client For FullScreen DirectX Game

Jun 4, 2010

I've already coded the IRC Client, but what would be the code to make the app overlay in the fullscreen DirectX game ? And i've already tried to the TopMost function.

## Game Programming :: 2D Platform Game Collisions?

Mar 31, 2009

I'm making a game engine, its coming along pretty nicely, but I'm having trouble with collision detection.. This will be a platform game..I'm using GDI+ for my rendering.My rendering engine, basically draws upon a sprite class I wrote, this class is getting pumped into a collection, then I'm using a for loop to draw the images in the collection..

Code: Private Sub Form1_Paint(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs) Handles Me.Paint Try For i As Integer = 1 To SCollection.Count Step 1 Dim Image As New Bitmap(DirectCast(SCollection.Item(i), clsSprite).Filename)

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## Game Programming :: Creating A Card Game For VP?

May 21, 2010

I am trying to create a card game on microsoft visual studio 2008. But i am finding it tricky to get the right codes for the generating button. The button wiill display three random playing card suites and when all three match the user is declared the winner.

## Game Programming :: Foray In Game Making?

Jun 3, 2011

Have attached the code so far and would like to be able to rotate my car sprite through 360 degrees and have it move in diagonal fashion.

## Game Programming :: Item Combination In A Game?

Sep 8, 2008

okay so here's the go. i have to design the inventory system for a game and one of the things it has to be able to do is combine items together. the way i went about this was to give each item a binary ID (1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128) so that no item has the same ID. the cool thing about this is that you can combine items together and get a new unique ID like this:

if you have an item Stick with ID 8 and an item string with ID 16. you can say that these two combine together to create a bow with ID 24 (8+16).you can reverse the process and find out that the bow is made up of a stick and a string since there is only ONE way you can get the ID of 24 using binary.hope that makes sense, some of you have probably seen it before anyway the problem i found out with using this is that you can only have about 31items before the binary ID's get too big when using the 'long' type in vb.net, and that's not enough.

one suggestion was to use Hexadecimal. another i liked was something about creating a class that would manage several long data types linked together to create as many ID's as i needed. but i didnt fully understand this one enough to implement it

## Game Programming :: Snake Game. How To Set Boundaries

Dec 9, 2010

I read the boundary thread and I think im still lost on how to do this but my goal is to set boundaries so the snake doesnt just keep going off the screen, also how to set a boundary up so the snake cannot hit itself (like in the original snake game)

## Free Professional Game Development Environment. Microsoft Have Teamed Up With "The Game Creators Ltd" It Seems?

Feb 5, 2010

In case you are interested and have not spotted this.>>

http://gdk.thegamecreators.com/ee Professional Game Development Environment

## Game Programming :: Battleships Game

Mar 18, 2010

I have created two fields (Panels) on my form and populated them with grid lines. Grid lines are calculated using the following variables: x1, y1, x2, y2.

Dimensions of each field are fixes and = 240x240, hence grid lines start at 20 and increment in the form of 20 * i (i from 1 to 11).

Now at this stage I have a problem, I want to create an Integer array with 10 rows and 10 columns, and I want each position in that array to correspond to a certain tile of my grid. (I will use that for the AI which will analyse the grid to see if a ship has been hit to work out next move, also see which cells are not available for shooting. For example, a 0 in the value of an array position will represent a tile on the grid that is available for the next shot, 1 will represent a ship and a 9 will represent the area around a sunken ship that definitely has no other ships in it)

As far as I understand it should be done using a function that would translate the co-ordinates of each cell of the grid in to a corresponding position in the array. But I'm afraid my knowledge are quite limited in this area, how can I put that in to practice? and also how can I highlight a specific tile when hovering mouse over it?

## Game Programming :: Evaluation Of New Game?

Apr 2, 2009

I have written a small game; my first attempt in VB2008ExprEdition.

## Game Programming :: Speed (Card Game) One AI Player And A Human Player

Nov 23, 2010

I'm making a speed card game [URL] for the final in one of my programming classes. I'm looking for a little assistance with how to go about getting it done the best way. I've included the code I have so far below. How does it look? What would you do differently? Would you do anything the way I did? I need to have one AI player and a human player.

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