simple graphics in C... ??

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    simple graphics in C... ??

    As I said (sometime ago..) this is my first attempt with computer languages,.. {I landed with "C" }

    Im looking for some entertainment.............

    Is it possible to produce simple graphics or moving strings with C ?

    I hear the magic of infinite loops.. and such rolling statements,..

    I remember those images seen from SMS's [from our mobile phones].. where a simple array of dots or characters produce another image when seen from afar.

    any ideas ??

    please give me a sample of a source code which activates a printf statement with an infinite loop....

    {I hope my grammar is correct...}

    Thanks !!

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    OS and compiler

    Im on Windows XP,.. and Turbo C..

    that's all I can say... Im sure about the Turbo C..
    but not with any other specifications...

    does it make any difference ??,.. its still C language right ??

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    just the thing we use.....

    Yup !!

    I had the whole thing from my instructor,...
    and that's the same compiler we use for our laboratory exercises,

    I have no choice, but to be in...

    I think we're just walking with our tip toes for a while,.. before taking the real big leap.

    Could anyone please give me any hint on my queries ??
    infinite loops,... and moving strings...

    im not really aware of the terms,.. im just guessing..

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    im not sure why you want it, but heres a infinite loop:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main() {
        while(!0) 
            printf("im a annoying loop, please kill me!\n");
            
        return 0;
    }
    Is it possible to produce simple graphics or moving strings with C ?
    there are alot of graphics libraries, but nothing in c.

    moving strings could be faked without a special library.
    Code:
    #define TIME    1000000000
    
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <string.h>
    
    int main() {
        char string[] = "test";
        char *print = NULL;
        
        int x = 0;
        int y;
        
        while(x < strlen(string)) {
            print = &string[x];
            
            printf("%s", print);
            
            for(y = 0; y < TIME; ++y)
                ;;
            system("cls");
            
            ++x;
        }
        
            
        return 0;
    }

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    I remember those images seen from SMS's [from our mobile phones].. where a simple array of dots or characters produce another image when seen from afar.
    This is how i made my things that would be displayed using 13h mode. I used to put everything in a 2-d array and then you just loop trough the array, but in the end if you want to keep it simple you could go with a 100 printf statements and then everything between the " would be the same as the things in the array...

    But i guess a 2d-array would be the best and fastest (to type that is, dont know about the time it takes to do 100 printf and the time it takes to loop trough a huge 2d-array).

    ::/edit::
    When i used the array i did something like an "x" represents a white dot and a "space" would represent a black dot...After the array reading and display function is done it isnt that hard to implement other things like an "o" represents a yellow dot....
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    Without jumping through some heavy hoops, graphics in a console is pretty limited. The basic stuff is covered in my tutorial here. Page 3 in particular. The code is C++ but the functions and techniques are the same in C, just use printf() instead of cout!
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    If you run in mode 13h you are not as limited in the graphics department. Let us not forget quake and all the other DOS games of yester-year (well maybe more than that). Check out the dos boards for some help. There is some site i think [edit]http://www.brackeen.com/home/vga/basics.html[/edit] or something like that that has a good tutorial.
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    >>If you run in mode 13h you are not as limited in the graphics department.
    I didn't know that you could run in mode 13h on Windows XP. How is it done?

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    13h in XP works as fine as in any windows, at least thats my experience. So far nobody that uses XP has been complaining about a thing when i send them my new project wich also uses 13h.

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