Text game arrow keys

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    Text game arrow keys

    On my 50000 line text game i am still writing in C++ I am stumped on how to implement the arrow keys in my program.
    I think it may have somthing to with a class or maybe a windows function, am I correct here:

    Code:
     // user presses up arrow key
    UPArrowkkey()
    return response x;
    Please help!

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    I'm developing a rather complicated Java system, and it's not even 20000 lines long yet. What on earth are you doing in all of these lines?
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    XD, my text-based RPG isn't even 300 lines but I just started it yesterday.

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    He probably "hard-coded every single rat."
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    Ha Ha very funny you lot! LOL! The reason it so big is becuase I am making it a version playable with 4 different characters, each with there owm seperate story line.

    When I have finshed and debugged it I will post it on the GameBaord then you can have a go if you wish. I am currently developing the 'BOSS' class as I write this. Pretty complicated.

    I want to move away from Console programming after this and try my hand at OpenGl or Direct X so I can add graphics and create more visual games

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    So? And if there were 100 characters, it shouldn't make on iota of difference to 2 (or actually even 1) character. Data, it's all about the data.
    Meaning that the program should load data files, not have all the data in the program code.
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