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Thread: Hangman game

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    Default Hangman game

    import java.util.*;
    import java.io.*;
    public class lab10 {

    /**
    * @param args
    */
    public static void main(String[] args) throws FileNotFoundException{
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub
    printIntro();
    String [] words = new String [40];//size of the array
    Scanner console = new Scanner(System.in);
    System.out.println("Enter a letter");
    String guessLetter = console.next();//this store the letter the user most type
    readWords(words);//this method store all words in an array
    String secretWord = getWord(words);//this method choose a random word from 40 elements in the array and stores it.

    }
    public static void printIntro(){
    System.out.println("Welcome to hangman try to guess the secret word," +
    " you have 6 chances.");
    }
    public static void readWords (String[] words){
    File file = new File ("words.txt");
    try {
    Scanner console = new Scanner (file);
    int index = 0;
    while(console.hasNextLine()){
    String word = console.nextLine();
    words[index] = word;
    index++;
    }
    }
    catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
    e.printStackTrace();
    }
    }
    public static String getWord (String[] words){
    Random rand = new Random ();
    int index = rand.nextInt(40);
    String secretWord = words[index];
    return secretWord;
    }
    public static int processGuess (char guess, String secretWord, char[] status){

    }

    }
    Last edited by candoa; December 9th, 2012 at 07:46 PM. Reason: making more clear


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    Default Re: Hangman game

    Can you explain what you are having problems with? What is the method given as data and what is it supposed to do?

    Hiding your questions in with the code makes it hard to see them.
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    Default Re: Hangman game

    I need to finish this two methods and I have no idea what to do. what I need to do basically is to pass 3 values a char, a string and a char[] status. I don't know how to convert the string word to a char so I can pass it as a char, because I trying to create the game hangman and I need to check if the letter than the user guess are in the word. this is the instructions.

    /* This method takes in a guess, the word and the array representing the hits and misses in the word and returns the number of hits
    (occurrences of the guess in the word). Note that the array representing the status of the word is also updated. Example: in the second
    turn in the example above, the user previously guessed a, so the word array that is passed to the method might have ? ? ? ? ? + ? ? in it.
    If the user now guesses ‘e’, the return value will be 2 (there are two e’s) and the updated array would be + ? + ? ? + ? ? to represent the
    letters that have been guessed. */
    int processGuess (char guess, String secretWord, char[] status)
    /* This method is responsible for displaying the status of the word. An underscore should be displayed for any un-guessed letters and
    the actual letter should be displayed for any letters that have been guessed */
    void displayWord(String secret, char[] status)

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    Default Re: Hangman game

    how to convert the string word to a char
    The String class has some methods that will help you get the char values out of a String.

    need to check if the letter than the user guess are in the word.
    If the word is a String, the String class has methods for testing if a String contains another String.

    Please edit your post and wrap your code with
    [code=java]
    <YOUR CODE HERE>
    [/code]
    to get highlighting and preserve formatting.
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