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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark View Post
    Pick something to start with, like making the dots wander around the screen. Then make it detect when they collide. Then try making two different types of dots, with genders. Then work on the making new dots and all that it implies.

    When you look at a long term project like this you have to take it apart into steps. If you just dive into it you will overwhelm yourself.
    True. One thing that's still on my mind is the window, shall it just be a blank background for now, a simple interface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcdonalds View Post
    True. One thing that's still on my mind is the window, shall it just be a blank background for now, a simple interface?
    Remember the 'kiss' principle, i.e. Keep It Simple Stupid and forget about a fancy background; if you've setup (i.e. designed) your original program well enough it will be easy to add sleazy bar backgrounds later ;-)

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    Aha I guess. Thanks for the help :)

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    If you start with just a hard coded amount of dots at first, you could then later add more advanced settings like setting the default number of dots. However keep in mind that it should work with hard coded values before you start trying to make it more user friendly, that way you don't get tied up with trying to figure out what part of your code is causing it to break. By developing it in sections, when something breaks it will normally be caused by something you just added.
    • Use [code][/code] tags when posting code. That way people don't want to stab their eyes out when trying to help you.
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