cursor movement and appearance

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    Question cursor movement and appearance

    Trying to write a game in C. Have to make the cursor move wherever I want on the dos prompt after I run the program. I want to use the regular arrow keys to control the move but don't know how!!!(
    I also wanted to make the cursor look like spinning by changing its appearance from _ \|/_ \... contineoulsy.
    Have no heck of a clue....

    Any help would be highly appreciated!

    RamBUS.net

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    Both your questions have been discussed a few times on here, try searching for a previous thread.
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    try the search for the board u will end up with a good result... There is not ansi function that check cursor movement for u ..that i know of ..and the spinning of the cursor is really easy

    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <time.h>
    
    static void pause ( int ticks )
    {
      clock_t end, current = clock();
      end = current + ticks;
      while ( current < end )
        current = clock();
    
      system("cls");
    }
    
    int main ( void )
    {
      int i;
      char *ch[3] = {"\\", "|", "/"};
    
      while (1)
            for (i = 0; i <= 2; i++ ){
                printf("%s", ch[i] );
                pause(500);
            }
    
    
      return 0;
    }
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    Talking Thankx

    Thankx a bunch for the prompt reply....

    Hope that will help me...
    I'll try it...

    RamBUS.net

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