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    Question loading in other programs

    Couple of questions -
    How do I get other programs to be loaded in from a C++ program?

    A) How do I shut down the program running at the moment and then run another .exe program?

    B) How do I get a video to run for a cut scene?

    C) How can I display an opening image while the program starts?
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    You can call a function in a program by useing the system fucntion:
    Code:
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <iostream.h>
    
    int main()
    {
    cout<<Loading notepad...."<<endl;
    system("notpad.exe");
    return 0;
    }
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    thanks sekti.

    To Xink and others that noticed my question was in the F.A.Q -> my apologies, I have read the F.A.Q before but it was so long ago that I didn't remember it was there. What I normally do is do a search through the existing posts to see if my question has already been asked.
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    further questions

    After doing the 'system' method I realised that the old program doesn't shut down, any way to do that?
    Is there a special way to keep one or two variables when starting a new program?
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    You could use exit(); (I'm not sure what header that's in) or you could use a goto and go to the hend of a program, but both of those are considered bad coding. To keep the variables you can save them to a text file.

    edit: If you are in main, you can put a return statement in to end the program.

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    exit() is in the stdlib.h
    and or
    process.h

    either one is acceptable... you can use that to terminate the program premature, or you can return something to the system.
    anyhow i dont suggest using goto's , just use exit() function, its better coding than a goto...
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