I see in the staff's implemented solution for the standard edition of problem set 4 that "God" mode works, however I see that it is asked for only in the Hacker edition. Do we need to implement "God" mode when submitting the standard edition of the pset?

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No, GOD mode is a hacker requirement only. It is not mentioned at all in the standard pset specification, and if you look at the Hacker edition spec it says:

Hacker Edition offers bonus features, including:

  • God Mode



During lecture I believe this was addressed and demonstrated; the only thing necessary to implement god mode is to tie the direction and speed of the paddle to the same of the ball and it becomes instant god mode. It's not mentioned in the spec, and there's no check50 test for pset4. It's an auto 100% just for turning in a working game according to posts on the cs50 reddit

  • I am confused with your answer, i know how to implement it but the question is do we need to implement it in standard edition as seen in case of staffs own implemented solution ??
    – Mercury
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 4:13
  • No, only requirements listed in the specification are expected. Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 4:26
  • ok thanks, for your response.
    – Mercury
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 4:30

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