I set out a couple of years ago learning to program games , and people told me i had to learn console mode c++ first before getting into the pretty graphics and what not. I now near enough know the syntax of console c++ and i would like to feel as if i could access the full capabilities of the language.
The one ability of the language that is letting me down is to register the keyboard not to enter a string but to control a character around the screen like an arcade game.
Can anyone point me in the direction of a function that achieves this. For example moving a pacman character or is this only achievable in Windows API?