Need some help!

So my issue is kind of a tricky one. Once I run the game it starts fine, with the intro. But when I type in a guess, I only get 1. Then the console doesn’t say “press any key to continue…” it just doesn’t let me type anymore. I’ve tried rebuilding, and also re-opening Visual Studio. I’m also getting a Visual Studio Error.

Here is my code:

/*This is the console executable, that makes use of the BullCow class
This acts as the view in a MVC pattern, and is responsible for all
user interaction. For game logic see the FBullCowGame class.

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include "FBullCowGame.h"

using FText = std::string;
using int32 = int;

void PrintIntro();
void PlayGame();

FText GetGuess();
bool AskToPlayAgain();

FBullCowGame BCGame; // instantiate a new game

// The entry point for our application
int main()
	} while (AskToPlayAgain());
		return 0; // exit the application

// introduce the game
void PrintIntro()
	constexpr int32 WORD_LENGTH = 6;
	std::cout << "Welcome To Bulls and Cows, A Fun Word Game\n";
	std::cout << "Can you guess the " << WORD_LENGTH;
	std::cout << " letter isogram I am thinking of?\n";
	std::cout << std::endl;

void PlayGame()
	int32 MaxTries = BCGame.GetMaxTries();

	// loop for the number of turns asking for guesses
	// TODO change from FOR to WHILE loops once we are validating tries
	for (int32 count = 1; count <= MaxTries; count++)

		FText Guess = GetGuess(); // TODO make loop checking valid

		// submit valid guess to the game, and recieve counts
		FBullCowCount BullCowCount = BCGame.SubmitGuess(Guess);
		// print number of bulls and cows
		std::cout << "Bulls = " << BullCowCount.Bulls;
		std::cout << ". Cows = " << BullCowCount.Cows << std::endl;
		// TODO summarise  game

// get a guess from the player
FText GetGuess()
	int32 MyCurrentTry = BCGame.GetCurrentTry();

	std::cout << "Try " << MyCurrentTry << ". Enter your try: ";
	FText Guess = "";
	std::getline(std::cin, Guess);
	return Guess;

bool AskToPlayAgain()
	std::cout << "Do you want to play again, Yes or No? ";
	FText Response = "";
	std::getline(std::cin, Response);
	std::cout << std::endl;
	return (Response[0] == 'y') || (Response[0] == 'Y');


#pragma once
#include <string>

using FString = std::string;
using int32 = int;

// all values initialized to 0
struct FBullCowCount
	int32 Bulls = 0;
	int32 Cows = 0;

class FBullCowGame 
	FBullCowGame(); // constructor

	int32 GetMaxTries() const;
	int32 GetCurrentTry() const;
	bool IsGameWon() const;

	void Reset(); // TODO make a more rich return value.
	bool CheckGuessValidity(FString); // TODO make a more rich return value.
	FBullCowCount SubmitGuess(FString);

// please try and ignore this and focus on the interface above ^^

	// See constructor for initialisation
	int32 MyCurrentTry;
	int32 MyMaxTries;
	FString MyHiddenWord;



#include "FBullCowGame.h"

using int32 = int;


int32 FBullCowGame::GetMaxTries() const { return MyMaxTries; }
int32 FBullCowGame::GetCurrentTry() const { return MyCurrentTry; }

void FBullCowGame::Reset()

	constexpr int32 MAX_TRIES = 8;
	MyMaxTries = MAX_TRIES;

	const FString HIDDEN_WORD = "ant";
	MyHiddenWord = HIDDEN_WORD;
	MyCurrentTry = 1;	//TODO make try count increase for each successful attempt

bool FBullCowGame::IsGameWon() const
	return false;

bool FBullCowGame::CheckGuessValidity(FString)
	return false;

// recieve a VALID guess, increments turn, and returns count
FBullCowCount FBullCowGame::SubmitGuess(FString Guess)
	//increment the turn number
	//setup return variable
	FBullCowCount BullCowCount;
	//loop through all letters in the guess
	int32 HiddenWordLength = MyHiddenWord.length();
	for (int32 i = 0; i < HiddenWordLength; i++)
		// compare letters against the hidden word
		for (int32 j = 0; i < HiddenWordLength; j++) {
			// if they match then
			if (Guess[i] == MyHiddenWord[i]) {			
				if (i == j){	// if they're in the same place
					BullCowCount.Bulls++;// increment bulls 
				else {
					BullCowCount.Cows++;// must be a cow

	return BullCowCount;

Never mind I found the issue

Hello! How did you fix it? I have the same problem

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Please update us on HOW you fixed it! We are having the same problem and now we still don’t know what to do… :frowning:

Edit: I fixed mine after looking up the lecture project changes on Github. It was a small typo in the HiddenWordLength;

for (int32 j = 0; j < HiddenWordLength; j++) {

The second j was still an i. Been checking everything and almost wanted to start all over… lord!
So my noobish tips; check your code on variables typos and of course check the errors list. (in this case there was no error shown…) Also try rebuilding the whole solution and lastly check the Github changes list and compare your code.

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