megan11 0 Newbie Poster

Greetings forum,

I have an assignment for my architecture class which to implement a 31 backgammon game in MIPS assembly, I have done alot so far, and I have been using 2 arrays to display the board, I used 0s to indicate empty fields and other numbers for example 13 to display the number of checkers currently placed in that field, there are White checkers (represented using postive numbers) and Red Checkers are represented using negative numbers from 1-15.
But when I asked my professor , he told me that he wants the board to be updated after every move and it is supposed to look like this:(note that at the beginning of the game all the checkers are placed at the end of the board which is the starting field)

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
W1
W2
W3
W4
W5
W6
|
W15

R15
R14
R13
R12
R11
R10
|
R1
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

And the above board is supposed to be updated after dice roll ,
which means Im going to have to use some sort of array to represent and move those
numbers and letters. But im really finding it confusing to implement dynamic ints and characters in a single array. Any suggestions?
Thanks Forum.

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