Console graphics library (again)

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    Console graphics library (again)

    Hey, I posted a while back about a console graphics library I was making. Well, it's nearly done. And I have a screenshot of the bitmap-like capabilities I put in. Now, obviously, it isn't AMAZING because it's...well...text-mode graphics, nothing fancy. But I tried to make as many "colours" as possible by using one of the ASCII characters...you'll see what I mean...but it kind of gives the appearance of another colour, even though it isn't. So if you'd let me know what you think, that'd be great. Like if I should change some stuff, or if you'd like me to add more. I should have this done pretty soon. Thanls!

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    the screeny on the left is nice. The one on the right isn't really. Hopefully you've programmed this to have an easy interface and you have good documentation... I won't be using it, but I'm sure a lot of people around here could have some fun with it.
    Away.

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    yeah the first is quite nice, the second one isn't bad but it's a bit 'busy'.

    This should be good for beginners using console, nice work.

    EDIT: you should draw some keyframes in between and make a short animation that would be cool.
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    Lol yeah, I was going for the whole "vivid sunset" look in the second...but ah well, the point was more to show kind of like...I dunno, the colour ranges. I feel that it's a pretty easy interface; it's certainly easier than using the standard Windows functions (like SetConsoleTextAttribute) and stuff. And my documentation is starting to get rather hefty, actually. I'm currently adding a complete list of every function the library offers, which is hell . But thanks for the comments.
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    >> I'm currently adding a complete list of every function the library offers, which is hell


    why not create a program to do it for you? youd just have to parse all the header files and collect all the prototypes. if you wanted to get really fancy you could try parsing the comments before a function definition as well.

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