Taking Screenshot - Full Screen Dos

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    Taking Screenshot - Full Screen Dos

    I created a program for a school project. I need to take a screenshot of my program but its in full screen console mode.. it seems like windows cant take screen shot when your running on fullscreen console mode. Does any1 know a solution on how i could take a screenshot of my app? Also i tried restoring the Dos window but it wont maybe becoz of the graphics i used( probably some graphic functions wont let me restore the window ), not sure . Need help, thnks.

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    Google...

    If you just search with google you can come up with solutions FAST and usefull...

    Using the google search above I obtained this program:
    http://www.atlantsoft.com/utils/ssm.htm

    Btw this isnt a thread related to C programming

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    to be easy........use a camera......
    :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antigloss
    to be easy........use a camera......
    :-P
    Cameras (and videocameras) don't produce good pictures of computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshR
    Google...

    If you just search with google you can come up with solutions FAST and usefull...

    Using the google search above I obtained this program:
    http://www.atlantsoft.com/utils/ssm.htm

    Btw this isnt a thread related to C programming
    It didnt work.. i took a screenshot and it was all black.. the text and graphics were all gone

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    Weird maybe a bug, try a search for "Dos" + "Full screen" + "screen capture"

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    If all else fails, draw the "screenshot" and enter it into your project with the line "this is what my screenshot would look like, but I'm a Windows user"


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    Nothing worked. I downloaded 5 screen capture program nothing worked. They all generated all black images except for SnagIt which generated all white.

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    Well thats a bummer.
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    It's dificult to take screen shots of full screen DOS. You tried pressing ALT-ENTER and then ALT-Printscreen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    It's dificult to take screen shots of full screen DOS. You tried pressing ALT-ENTER and then ALT-Printscreen?
    Yeah i tried, ALT-ENTER just minimized the dos window so Alt-PrnScrn didnt work.

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    Did you try fraps ?

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    Its a screen capture program specifically for full-screen games
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    fraps didnt work.

    My instructor tried taking screenshot on windows 2000 it worked with Alt-Enter - Alt PrintScreen.

    I guess i would have to finish my project in school since im on XP.

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