Two questions for a text game
Wasn't sure if this should go in C++ or Games board but Games Board seems to relate to graphics, ah well, feel free to move this.
Okay, I have two problems, one is not too important, the other is major, at least for a text game it is. Note I'm using Open Watcom C and C++ compiler, why? You may ask, it's because I want to develop my text game as a 16-bit DOS game rather than a shelled game for more advanced Windows systems, I have my reasons.
First problem, now I've tried to make rooms in the text game, but it continuously failed, I've only tried arrays though, I don't have my old source code for it anymore, I plan to write a new version once I know what to do.
Second problem, this isn't too major, but I want my game to look nice, (for a text game, that is) by coloring names of items/places/people/whatever. However DOS can't use the only text coloring functions I know (which was something to do with conio.h)
I might also have trouble with the battle system, but I should be able to figure it out sooner or later, can someone help me or at least give me helpful links to the two current problems I am having (Yes, I've googled it all before)