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Chao Game

A very fun text game that you get to raise a virtual Chao. please give any recommendations.

Jack Valladares
A very fun text game that you get to raise a virtual Chao. please give any recommendations. Does not Have graphics. Image from



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Chao Game Indev .75 — 18 Jul, 2011

Chao Game Indev .50 — 17 Jul, 2011 account Comments

  • Josh Cockrell 2011-07-18 03:19:13

    to do save files, the easiest way to do it would be throwing whatever variables you want to save into a class, pickle it, and write it to a text file, then to load you just go the other way.

    Jack Valladares 2011-07-18 14:12:24

    Thnx :)

  • Jouni Järvinen 2011-07-19 07:19:30

    Tested "Indev V .75 fixed".

    1) The word §global§ is used in classes/functions wanting to edit a globally initialized var' (which is without any indentation), meaning using §global§ with already globally available var's is complete waste.

    2) Words like §global§ and §del§ allow to comma-separate var's in one line, like §global fruit, dark, money§.

    3) Relating to #3, importing stuff one at a time like §import time; import random§ is unnecessarily wasted effort.

    4) your §raw_input§ have no check for wrong info, meaning entering "fuck this" instead of "good" or "neutral" or "evil" will later end the game due to unhandled error. Use the §try§-§except§-§else§ inside a §while§ like

    5) To be compatible with Python 3, the §print§ must use parenthesis like §print("lime green monotone")§

    6) Lines like §a=a+2§ are unnecessary extra work for the CPU & the RAM. Instead use §a+=2§. Python supports many alike ways, like §*=§, §-=§, etc. You can find every single such way by typing §help("+=")§, they're called Augmented Assignment Operators.

    And more things than listed.

    Will it be alright with you if I rewrite the game ?

    Jack Valladares 2011-07-19 12:41:54

    I'll try

    Jack Valladares 2011-07-19 12:42:38

    I thought you said I rewrite the game, you can, I don't mind

    Jouni Järvinen 2011-07-19 13:50:39

    Thank you.

  • Jouni Järvinen 2011-07-24 20:28:29


    The game is now completely functional (including all your own mistakes I detected) except for loading/saving, racing, having a karate session, checking the credits regarding the authors.

    - loading/saving: now that everything is working game-wise, I have to make big modification to the game to support loading/saving.

    - racing: previously unfinished feature, now unimplemented cuz[=because] the races were always the same.

    - karate: completely unimplemented feature. RATM[=right at the moment] I have no idea what that feature would be like, so I'd appreciate ideas from everyone.

    - credits: nobody to credit for works -yet-, you know.

  • Branson Gustafson 2011-07-31 00:51:51

    good but your "randomization"  does not work here is the code you need

    numDigits = 2        (this line tells how many #s you want I.E. i say 2 it could come out as 23 or 87 or 25. get it?)    numbers = list(range(10))         (this is the number it randomizes, I.E. it will start out at 0 '0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9' FYI this is a list)    random.shuffle(numbers)          (tells what list to use)    global money     for i in range(numDigits):                       (i took this from a freind so i dont know what the "i" does haha:)  )        money += str(numbers[i]

    iv been programing in python for about a month now so im not good but i hope this helps you :)

    Jouni Järvinen 2011-07-31 17:04:54


    Anyone on my skill will know what you meant, mind you.
    - The output of the range() is always a list, therefore specifying to make the output into a list is wasted effort, though without benchmarking I can't tell whether it actually goes through the trouble of making another list.

    - Although I'm not completely sure about the §for§'s exact purpose, I won't say it wouldn't do.

    - The only line of that loop can possibly have two ideas behind: append into the current money -or- increase the current money. The former doesn't make sense.

    FYI the §i§ in that loop has two tasks: for first, the loop itself needs it to stay on track while going through the output of range(): for second, since it's used to stay on track, it can be called during the loop to see which/what item is currently being in turn.

    Jouni Järvinen 2011-07-31 13:20:22

    'Does not work' ?

    Branson Gustafson 2011-07-31 21:32:10

    when i put in "explore" it just says exploring and goes back to "what do you want to do with your Choa"