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Re^5: Do complicated Perl games really exist?
by grep (Monsignor) on Oct 19, 2006 at 05:01 UTC
    I have been busy for hours to find a Perl game that really works, I couldn't find it. There were straight links, but they were links to links to links.

    That's how you find things on the WWW. That is the most basic premise of the WWW, it's the whole reason it started and became popular - Links. I showed you 2 sites that will contain games that meet your criteria *(see below). You have to separate the wheat from the chaff. That's part of research.

    The direct link I got that really worked was: Pinball, but it turned out to be not a Perl program it only starts via the Perl interpreter, the actual program is in C or something it is already there in windows nt.

    That was a joke.

    And there's the direct?? link to frozen bubble, well in fact it was written in Perl but the download itself is NOT working in Perl.

    That's because the developer took the time to compile it for you in a nice easy package (generally not done). But you are more than welcome to download the source code (which is clearly listed on the page you downloaded the binary from)

    You say you got to do a lot of research to learn programming. That is in fact not necessary when there are good programming books, I even found good ones.

    Finding a book and reading it -> That's research.
    We'll make a comparison here with bookstores (since you brought up books) with what you have been doing here. You burst into a bookstore and pick out the first person you see, who happens to not work there, and is just browsing. You tell them all these requirements for book you want. The person is kind enough to tell you such a thing doesn't quite exist, but they know what you need and tell you the aisle to find it on. You say 'That's not good enough, you go get it'. They happily get the book and you tell them 'It's not good enough'.

    If you still don't agree with me than tell me the exact link, it's as simple as that.

    I'm not going to do it. Here's why:

    • I don't like the way you're asking
    • You're not willing to listen to suggestions
    • You've laid out strange requirements. That are near impossible to meet and you've shown that you'll just complain
    • You really need how to learn how to research
    • I hope you just give up trying to become a programmer. Because you've shown that if something requires a little work you give up and complain, and I don't ever want to clean up your code.
    • But most importantly - I don't have to

    *See the criteria for the link

    You don't even know that your criteria is arbitrary.

    2. It must run in Perl (created in Perl is irrelevant)

    You have a basic misunderstanding between source code and compiled programs.

    7. After download the Perl game must be able to install by just clicking on an icon and following easy installation procedure, 'easy' is where the user only has to click in some spaces like "yes I agree" and "no I won't copy the program to sell it". I don't mind if active perl 5.8.8 has to be installed beforehand. 8. No extra operating system extensions or extra complex Perl language extensions have to be installed for the program to be installed. No updates of any kind should be necessary to install the game. No shell should be needed to install!

    No complicated game will ever write graphic handling code from scratch. They load modules that handle it. I don't care what language it is Java, C, or VB.

    People have tried to explain this to you but you won't listen.

    One dead unjugged rabbit fish later
Re^5: Do complicated Perl games really exist?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Oct 19, 2006 at 04:47 UTC
    And there's the direct?? link to frozen bubble, well in fact it was written in Perl but the download itself is NOT working in Perl.

    I know each and every one of those words in that sentence, but it's nearly complete gibberish to me. I suspect I'm not the only person who not only has no clue what your criteria really are, but also why they might be important, what they could possibly signify, and how any given entity may or may not satisfy your longings.

    I suggest you try instead coherence, if you're going to ask other people to do work for you for free; you'll save yourself (and us) a lot of time and frustration and give yourself the chance of actually getting what you want.