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Pausing my game

This is a discussion on Pausing my game within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I am making a game tentatively called xScape. It is a text-based RPG game, and after a few opening inquiries ...

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    Pausing my game

    I am making a game tentatively called xScape. It is a text-based RPG game, and after a few opening inquiries about the user, it shows the character profile. This is done using some couts with the variables, then the game SHOULD pause and let the user see the profile, however it doesn't, and proceeds to the main menu. Since my project is huge, i can't give you the source that it runs through to get there, as it would require about five headers and one source. Any hints on how i can get the game to pause?

    I have already tried:

    1) system("pause");

    2) cin.get();

    3) {cin >> devnull;}

    4) getche();
    Compilers:
    GCC on Red Hat 8.1 (Primary)
    GCC on Mac OS X 10.2.4 (Secondary)

    Others:
    MinGW on XP

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    you could use the _sleep(long milliseconds) function to 'pause' the game for a given amount of time...

    otherwise getch() works as a quick pause for me

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    This is done using some couts with the variables, then the game SHOULD pause and let the user see the profile, however it doesn't, and proceeds to the main menu
    Could be the infamous input buffer problem. Try flushing the input buffer after text input functions.

    HINT: Don't use fflush().

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    I hate it when that happens. When I made my first game (a text based RPG) I had this one part where you gotta type in a password, it kept skipping past it. I got so mad I punched my monitor, and it busted a scab I had on my hand.

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    Originally posted by The Dog

    Could be the infamous input buffer problem. Try flushing the input buffer after text input functions.

    HINT: Don't use fflush().
    How am i supposed to flush it without using fflush()?

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    Perhaps if you did a board search, you might have found something.

    I found these lying around on the board:

    fflush(stdin)
    How to flush the buffer

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