i know how you guys are sticklers for people doing their own code before coming here, so i want to say before i begin that i am not asking for entire code, just the commands, so that i can look them up on my own.
ive been programming for a couple weeks, and ive sucessfully made a simple text game (i posted about the problems i was having with this game, and through the help i found here, i finally got it working). but now im tired of just text. but i have no idea how to make graphics. i dont want anything fancy yet. being able to move a dot around the screen would make me happy at this point.
all i really need is a list of commands i could use to put graphics on the screen. anything you can think of that would be helpful would be great.
also, i want to point out that im using bloodshed dev c++ compiler. i dont know if that limits me in what i can do, but i thought i would put that in just in case.
i guess i could ask about compilers while im on the subject. my compiler was freeware, and it hasnt given me too many problems yet. but do different compilers allow you to do different things? and if so, do i have to go out and buy some $200 compiler just to make good programs, or could i do plenty with the compiler i have?