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08-19-2005, 09:57 PM
Does anyone know of a tutorial for writing gaming programs such as poker? I need the code for dealing. Would this be like a random program command? How would you set the limits (cards in each suite)?

08-19-2005, 10:10 PM
Poker is one very complex game to try and code. Not least of which is that you will either require Artifical Intelligence if the opponent is the computer, or a centralised gaming engine for multiplayer games - JavaScript is client-side and therefore any "card action" only takes place on one user's computer.

So you would need a change of environment - a server-side application or a downloadable executable that all reference the same gaming server. Appropriate languages would include, but not limited to, Java, C++, maybe even Visual Basic.

Logic is the same for dealing cards, but syntax is different for each language.

Best policy is to learn a language and a technology pretty well before embarking on a project such as this. I would suggest downloading some poker apps and working out how they work, figure out what language they are written in and go from there.

Hope this helps.