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Help with Control Structures.

Philip Herzer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 21
I'm trying to write my own Craps game. It is very limited, just to help me get the idea of control structures within java. I tried using nested ifs, but failed to do it properly because in my crap game, the 2nd and 3rd rolls still occur regardless if the player wins in the first rolls, second, or third.

My second attempt was trying to seperate the stuff using switch and using a while control loop. I would appreciate any help on the first attempt and suggestions for improving my second attempt.

First Attempt:


Second Attempt


Thanks,
Philip Herzer
[ September 23, 2004: Message edited by: Philip Herzer ]

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Nigel Browne
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Joined: May 15, 2001
Posts: 673
In both cases you do not have an proper exit to your program. Use: to exit the program after a game is complete. Your second version of the method rollDice, it should probably be renamed rollAndTallyTwoDice, because this will produce self-documenting code. The second version of the program has an int rollCounter but doesn't use it. I would use the rollCounter to limit the number of rolls that a player can have and I would also keep a record of the players status, along the lines of:
Kalai Selvan
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Joined: Jul 07, 2004
Posts: 79
Hi Philip,
You should put an return (or exit statement) statement after printing the winner, so no further execution will take place.

Regards,
Kalai Selvan T.
Kalai Selvan
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Joined: Jul 07, 2004
Posts: 79
OOps i am bit late and not as descriptive as Nigel Browne
 
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