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    Would OpenGL pass for console graphics?

    I'm unsure of what would be accepted.
    What is meant by console graphics?
    Or should this be done only with simple
    graphics libraries such as BGI or whatever?

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    I believe "console based" is reffering to anything that can be done in Windows console mode... and so openGL is out

    I might be wrong though..... I'm sorry if I am

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    Would OpenGL pass for console graphics?
    You might try reading the faq. I'm pretty sure console graphics are covered in there.
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    Originally posted by The Dog
    Would OpenGL pass for console graphics?

    I'm unsure of what would be accepted.
    What is meant by console graphics?
    Or should this be done only with simple
    graphics libraries such as BGI or whatever?
    ideally, graphics should be cross-platform. unfortunately, total portability is impossible without the use of libraries. (and even most of the time, with). the only truly cross-platform enviroment is the text console, and this is what the portability score will reflect. if you are going to use graphics, i would suggest the sdl, because it can work in both windows and linux.

    if you're going to do graphics, follow these rules:
    1)use only functions that do the equivalent of direct pixel plotting, rectangular blitting, or screen clearing.
    2) don't waste time on your interface. your program matters much more.
    3) remember that portability points drop with the use of graphics.

    Would OpenGL pass for console graphics?
    i recommend against them. you're writing an alarm clock, not a first person shooter. besides, compiling and using opengl graphics are difficult to do. remember that not everyone has a 3d graphics card.

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    sorry about the confusion ygfperson, i have decided not to sign up for this contest
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    >A five in this category will be declared a national emergency. (or at least a breach of the peace)
    Have it reformat the hard drive.

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    Looks like we have more judges than coontestants....

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    yeah...
    not much i can do about that. there's always hope that other will sign up. maybe next contest i should limit the number of judges to 3.

    Have it reformat the hard drive.
    true, that would be quite alarming. i was thinking more along the lines of sound...
    like the sound of a magnetic head etching a scar into the smooth-coated platters...

    (where's that devil emoticon when you need one? )

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    I don't want to enter, but...

    Will you post the source and .exe of the winner? I am relatively new to C++ and i would realy like to see a good program in action and source.

    ~Inquirer

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    we always do that, with the source. sometimes there's the exe's, too, but mostly not. any normal compiler should give you the exe if you input the source, though.

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    Thanks,

    i'm not really familiar with ur contests.

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    Sign me up. It doesn't seem like a project that will take me too long... I get home from vacation tonight or tommorow. I've been thinking about this a little bit, hopefully I'll be finished in time.

    I seriously doubt the competence of one or more of the judges... I don't think you should be allowing anyone to just come and say "I'll Judge". They a) Should be known around here ~200+ posts b) Is not a complete moron c) Is a pretty good coder

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    Should I comment extensively, or can I rely on the judges to be able sort through my alarm clock? If I need to comment, what's the appropriate 'level of commenting?' i.e.

    // This block of code does...
    -or-
    // This line sets x equal to y

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    Originally posted by fletch
    Should I comment extensively, or can I rely on the judges to be able sort through my alarm clock? If I need to comment, what's the appropriate 'level of commenting?' i.e.

    // This block of code does...
    -or-
    // This line sets x equal to y
    Try reading the last couple of posts in this one and viewing Prelude's source code. That should give you some guidelines.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Originally posted by Dual-Catfish

    I seriously doubt the competence of one or more of the judges...
    Klinerr1? don't blame ya
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