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Thread: Method in hangman game not working

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    Default Method in hangman game not working

    Hi all,

    I'm currently developing a hangman game for my assignment however one of my method does not give me the result i wanted.

    Expected output with disguised word as HTML (case-insensitive)

    The disguised word is ****
    Guess a character:
    h
    Incorrect. No. of guesses made is 1 with 1 wrong
     
    The disguised word is h***
    Guess a character:
    m
    Incorrect. No. of guesses made is 2 with 2 wrong
     
    The disguised word is h*m*
    Guess a character:
    k
    Incorrect. No. of guesses made is 3 with 3 wrong
     
    The disguised word is h*m*
    Guess a character:
    t
    Correct. No. of guesses made is 4 with 4 wrong
    Good job, you found the secret word which is html

    As seen in the output above input "h" & "m" should return Correct instead of incorrect.

    Hangman.java

    public class Hangman {
     
        private String secretWord;
        private String disguisedWord = "";
        private String result;
        private int guesses = 0;
        private int wrongGuess = 0;
     
        public void setSecretWord(String word) {
            secretWord = word;
        }
     
        public void setDisguisedWord() {
            for (int i = 0; i < secretWord.length(); i++) {
                disguisedWord += "?";
            }
        }
     
        public void guesses() {
            guesses++;
        }
     
        public boolean guessLetter(char c) {
            for (int i = 0; i < disguisedWord.length(); i++) {
                if (c == secretWord.charAt(i)) {
                    disguisedWord = disguisedWord.substring(0, i) + c + disguisedWord.substring(i + 1);
                    result = "Correct.";
                } else {
                    result = "Incorrect.";
                }
            }
            wrongGuess++;
     
            if (secretWord.equals(disguisedWord)) {
                return true;
            } else {
                return false;
            }
        }
     
        public String getDisguisedWord() {
            return disguisedWord;
        }
     
        public String getResult() {
            return result;
        }
     
        public int getGuesses() {
            return guesses;
        }
     
        public int getWrongGuess() {
            return wrongGuess;
        }
     
        public String getSecretWord() {
            return secretWord;
        }
     
    }

    Game.java

     
    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    public class Game {
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
     
            String word1 = "html";
            String word2 = "css";
            String word3 = "java";
     
            Scanner kb = new Scanner(System.in);
     
            Hangman game = new Hangman();
            game.setSecretWord(word1);
            game.setDisguisedWord();
     
            System.out.println("Let's play a round of hangman.");
            System.out.println("We are playing hangman");
     
            while (true) {
                System.out.println("");
                System.out.println("The disguised word is " + game.getDisguisedWord());
                System.out.println("Guess a letter:");
                char guess = kb.next().charAt(0);
                game.guessCount();
                boolean isFound = game.guessLetter(guess);
                if (isFound) {
                    System.out.println(game.getResult() + " No. of guesses made is " + game.getGuesses() + " with " + game.getWrongGuess() + " wrong");
                    System.out.println("Good job, you found the secret word which is " + game.getSecretWord());
                    break;
                }
                else {
                    System.out.println(game.getResult() + " No. of guesses made is " + game.getGuesses() + " with " + game.getWrongGuess() + " wrong");
                }
            }
     
        }
     
    }

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    Default Method in hangman game not working

    Hi all,

    I'm currently developing a hangman game for my assignment however one of my method does not give me the result i wanted.

    Expected output with disguised word as HTML (case-insensitive)

    The disguised word is ****
    Guess a character:
    h
    Incorrect. No. of guesses made is 1 with 1 wrong
     
    The disguised word is h***
    Guess a character:
    m
    Incorrect. No. of guesses made is 2 with 2 wrong
     
    The disguised word is h*m*
    Guess a character:
    k
    Incorrect. No. of guesses made is 3 with 3 wrong
     
    The disguised word is h*m*
    Guess a character:
    t
    Correct. No. of guesses made is 4 with 4 wrong
    Good job, you found the secret word which is html

    As seen in the output above input "h" & "m" should return Correct instead of incorrect.

    Hangman.java

    public class Hangman {
     
        private String secretWord;
        private String disguisedWord = "";
        private String result;
        private int guesses = 0;
        private int wrongGuess = 0;
     
        public void setSecretWord(String word) {
            secretWord = word;
        }
     
        public void setDisguisedWord() {
            for (int i = 0; i < secretWord.length(); i++) {
                disguisedWord += "?";
            }
        }
     
        public void guesses() {
            guesses++;
        }
     
        public boolean guessLetter(char c) {
            for (int i = 0; i < disguisedWord.length(); i++) {
                if (c == secretWord.charAt(i)) {
                    disguisedWord = disguisedWord.substring(0, i) + c + disguisedWord.substring(i + 1);
                    result = "Correct.";
                } else {
                    result = "Incorrect.";
                }
            }
            wrongGuess++;
     
            if (secretWord.equals(disguisedWord)) {
                return true;
            } else {
                return false;
            }
        }
     
        public String getDisguisedWord() {
            return disguisedWord;
        }
     
        public String getResult() {
            return result;
        }
     
        public int getGuesses() {
            return guesses;
        }
     
        public int getWrongGuess() {
            return wrongGuess;
        }
     
        public String getSecretWord() {
            return secretWord;
        }
     
    }

    Game.java

     
    import java.util.Scanner;
     
    public class Game {
     
        public static void main(String[] args) {
     
            String word1 = "html";
            String word2 = "css";
            String word3 = "java";
     
            Scanner kb = new Scanner(System.in);
     
            Hangman game = new Hangman();
            game.setSecretWord(word1);
            game.setDisguisedWord();
     
            System.out.println("Let's play a round of hangman.");
            System.out.println("We are playing hangman");
     
            while (true) {
                System.out.println("");
                System.out.println("The disguised word is " + game.getDisguisedWord());
                System.out.println("Guess a letter:");
                char guess = kb.next().charAt(0);
                game.guessCount();
                boolean isFound = game.guessLetter(guess);
                if (isFound) {
                    System.out.println(game.getResult() + " No. of guesses made is " + game.getGuesses() + " with " + game.getWrongGuess() + " wrong");
                    System.out.println("Good job, you found the secret word which is " + game.getSecretWord());
                    break;
                }
                else {
                    System.out.println(game.getResult() + " No. of guesses made is " + game.getGuesses() + " with " + game.getWrongGuess() + " wrong");
                }
            }
     
        }
     
    }

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    Default Re: Method in hangman game not working

    How are you trying to debug the code to see why it is not returning the desired results?

    Add some print statements that print out the values of variables as the code is executed so you can see what the code is doing.
    For example in for loop in the guessLetter method print the value of c and result and i after each time their values are changed.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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