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    Default I need help with my coding

    I've been working on this for a few days now and I'm stuck and burned out. I'm working on a project for a class and trying to create a basic and simple slot machine for my presentation. This is what I have below. What coding am I missing to finish this?

     
    import java.io.PrintStream;
    import java.util.Random;
    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    public class SlotMachineProject
    {
    public static int balance = 0 ;
     
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
    Scanner scan = new Scanner(System.in);
     
    int play = 0;
    int cashOut = 0;
    boolean done = false ;
     
    Random generator = new Random();
     
    //Copy the random assignments to slots to inside the loop so you get different "pulls" of the machine each time
    int slot1 = generator.nextInt(10);
    int slot2 = generator.nextInt(10);
    int slot3 = generator.nextInt(10);
     
    System.out.println("Your Current Balance is: " + balance);
     
    // I think conditions in a while are confusing. I would I simplify it to this:
    //
    // while ( !done )
    //
    // Then set boolean variable done correctly within the loop using if on cashOut.
    //
    while ((cashOut > 0) || (play <= 0))
    {
     
    // stop playing immediately without looping
    System.out.println("\nType 1 to start the slot machine or 0 to stop playing.");
    cashOut = scan.nextInt();
     
    // I need to put in an if to set done = true when cashOut is 0.
     
    // I'm confused. I put spaces in here so that it is clear that it is more than
    // one number being printed.
     
    System.out.println("Result is: " + slot1 + "," + slot2 + " " + slot3);
     
    if ((slot1 == slot2) && (slot1 == slot3))
    {
     
    // I need to change balance, play or both here to reflect winnings.
    System.out.println("Congradulations, you have won: " + play);
    System.out.println("\nCurrent Balance is: " + (play + balance));
     
    }
    else if (((slot1 == slot2) && (slot1 != slot3)) || ((slot2 == slot3) && (slot2 != slot1)) || ((slot3 == slot1) && (slot3 != slot2)))
    {
     
    System.out.println("Congradulations, you have won." + play);
    System.out.println("\nCurrent Balance is: " + (play + balance));
     
     
    }
    else if ((slot1 != slot2) && (slot1 != slot3) && (slot2 != slot3))
    {
    System.out.println("\nCurrent Balance is: " + (cashOut - balance));
    }
    }
    }
    }
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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    Okay.

    Sorry, is this supposed to be a question?
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    I apologize I forgot the question.

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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    I just need to know what coding am I missing to finish this.

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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    Are you writing a program which controls Russia's nuclear reactors? If so, yes you've got a lot of coding to do.

    How can we possibly tell that if we don't know your goals? Please ask a specific question.
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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    I'm new at this. I'm trying to create a slot machine; very basic and simple slot machine.

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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    what is "while(cashout > 0 || play <=0)" that has potential to be an infinite loop.... when would play ever be less than 0? also where is ur code that sets the balance & when is the boolean done ever used?

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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    I was getting advice from a classmate and that's where I got stuck at. I do not want it to be infinite as you mentioned. I'm trying to figure out how to have it when type "0" it ends. really do know what code to use for the balance and boolean. I'm new at this.

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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    Have you gone through the Java Tutorials or your text book on this? Next, have you considered making an appointment with your instructor or a tutor to get you up and running with Java? This can help you much more than a forum is able to do.

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    Default Re: I need help with my coding

    If someone can guide me to where I can go to fix my problems would be helpful. My instructor gave me notes on what to do. I'm just trying to interrupt the notes myself.

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