dos mode grpahics

This is a discussion on dos mode grpahics within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; form what i here you cant use grpahics in a console application excpeft for ascii art. i was wondering how ...

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    dos mode grpahics

    form what i here you cant use grpahics in a console application excpeft for ascii art. i was wondering how peopel put grpahics n thier dos mode stuff. is there another kind of dos mode thign besides console app?
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    A console application is just a windows emulation of a dos prompt. DOS is an OS and it wasn't limited to text (how else would we have been able to play our games). So when you see images and the person says it is a dos application they are saying it is a 16bit application compiled to run on the dos operating system. You will most likely need a new compiler, as I recall from one of your other posts you use mingw. Pickup turbo c++ or something if you are seriously considering doing dos apps. But realize that dos isn't really the best way to go about making apps.

    Okay, i've gone far enough without actually answering your question. No, you cannot put images in your command line app.

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    there is a cheesy way of doing it though. You can get someone to make a pure dos program that will display an image. But you would have to press a key to continue with your program, because once the program quits, it leaves the graphics mode (there are some ways to make it stay in graphics mode, but DON'T DO IT).

    I had an idea one time to make a text-based RPG in console, then calling a viewer I made when an event happens or when battle starts (I got the idea from an old game called Bloody Murder)

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    i might just stay with dev c++ and use graphics in win32 programs. i dont nkwo hwo to write win32 prgrams but when i finish learning c++ im gonna get into that (i only have like 8 chapters left in my book)
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    Win32 is still pretty mysterious to me. I can make a simple program in it and all, but nothing advanced.

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    im goign into it because some systems dont function properly with dos.
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    I was referring to Win32 API. I make Windows programs, yes.

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