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Suggest a compiler which support BGI programs

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    Suggest a compiler which support BGI programs

    Hello,

    I am studying Computer Graphics and our teacher is teching us BGI using turbo C but my system does not support Turbo C and BGI graphics i am running Windows 7 32 bit on my Core2Duo laptop. So can anyone suggest me compiler which is supported by windows 7 and can run BGI programs.

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    I would Google for "running Turbo C in Windows 7", and see what comes up.

    I haven't heard anyone else on this forum, who runs that combination of Turbo C and Windows 7 (any version). As a last resort, step back to Windows XP 32 bit, but I believe there IS a work around to do what you want.

    Also, check the Windows forum here, and the Windows 7 forum itself (they have a lot of info).

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    Thankfully, you're not the first person to encounter such a problem. A quick Google search of "bgi graphics windows 7" produced this: https://www.google.com/search?q=bgi+graphics+windows+7.
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    You are ON FIRE, today, anduril!

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    right now i am using emulated version of turbo c on dosbox but still that is not giving full support. i can not install windows xp on my system coz that will disturb my whole machine. And it will take more than a month to reconfigure my laptop

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    I believe there is a way to do this, and make it work, but I haven't researched it myself, since I have changed over to Pelles C. Try more google hits, and the Windows7 forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehawk1 View Post
    right now i am using emulated version of turbo c on dosbox but still that is not giving full support. i can not install windows xp on my system coz that will disturb my whole machine. And it will take more than a month to reconfigure my laptop
    Keep digging through those links, there are lots of alternatives listed: perhaps it's just an incompatability between the Turbo C and DosBox versions you're using. Also, there's something called WinBGI (I'm not familiar with it, but I saw it listed). I think it's a library that provides the BGI graphics functions for modern Windows compilers/platform.

    Also, have you tried a virtualization program like VM Ware or VirtualBox? It's like a computer within a computer, and it's free. It's great, you can install Windows XP on your machine "on top of" Windows 7 without screwing anything up. You run the VM sofware from within Windows 7, like an app, but you have a whole, self-contained "computer" in there.

    Lastly, if you want, you can give me your professor's name and email address, or what school they teach at. I will write a very nasty letter about how they're teaching you on 20-30 year old tools that nobody uses any more, ensuring you come out with no marketable skills, all because they're too lazy to update their own skill set. There are many free options out there for graphics programming.
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    surely i will provide you with email and number

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    well now i will try Vmware i am already using this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anduril462 View Post
    Keep digging through those links, there are lots of alternatives listed: perhaps it's just an incompatability between the Turbo C and DosBox versions you're using. Also, there's something called WinBGI (I'm not familiar with it, but I saw it listed). I think it's a library that provides the BGI graphics functions for modern Windows compilers/platform.

    Also, have you tried a virtualization program like VM Ware or VirtualBox? It's like a computer within a computer, and it's free. It's great, you can install Windows XP on your machine "on top of" Windows 7 without screwing anything up. You run the VM sofware from within Windows 7, like an app, but you have a whole, self-contained "computer" in there.

    Lastly, if you want, you can give me your professor's name and email address, or what school they teach at. I will write a very nasty letter about how they're teaching you on 20-30 year old tools that nobody uses any more, ensuring you come out with no marketable skills, all because they're too lazy to update their own skill set. There are many free options out there for graphics programming.
    if you can give me your email then i will send you the name and email i can not post it here coz she will find out and i will be very thank full to you if your wrote a mail to her. and oh i will also provide with school name.
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    I think you have enough posts (more than 10) to send me a PM through the forum here. I would prefer that to giving out my personal email.

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    O_o

    Screw that; write the letter sure, but point her back at this forum.

    Counting just what I know of there are about 180 years of experience with C and C++ that says she should be teaching with standard tools.

    It would be an amazing feat if she could argue against the lot of us.

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