Hi, I've been working on a c++ game of connect 4. It uses a multidimensional array, and I have a function that is capable of checking if someone has won. However, ai is really bugging me. I've tried to do some research on this minimax thing, but I couldn't find anything helpful. If someone could explain how it would work for a game of connect 4 in layman's terms (maybe with psuedocode) or refer me to some websites that will actually help me understand, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Not a clue what you don't understand. A MIN and MAX are quite obvious so without knowing what bugs you, we can't very well answer your non-question.

I've tried to do some research on this minimax thing, but I couldn't find anything helpful.

How much did you search? I just googled connect four c++ minimax and I found this video on youtube. In the description of that video, I found this link, There, you can see a functional implementation of minimax for connect four, which is as good as pseudocode, followed by a detailed explanation. If this is not enough, the guy has also coded implementations in several other languages (including c++), and you can view the full source code on github. And if you want to test his ai, you can play against it on your browser.

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