VGA Programming

This is a discussion on VGA Programming within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I just got and read 'The C Programming Language' and I have programmed with Allegro before, I was wondering if ...

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    VGA Programming

    I just got and read 'The C Programming Language' and I have programmed with Allegro before, I was wondering if anyone knows of any good VGA or SVGA books or tutorials. If I learn VGA programming, does everything apply to SVGA? Do you think it would even be worth my while to learn VGA programming instead of DirectX? All I want to do is 2d programming, and I figured writing all the code myself would be faster and more compact than Allegro or SDL. Thanks.

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    >Do you think it would even be worth my while to learn VGA programming instead of DirectX?

    No.

    >All I want to do is 2d programming,

    try Direct Draw, drect-X is capable of 2D but meant for 3D, same with OpenGL.

    >and I figured writing all the code myself would be faster and more compact than Allegro or SDL. Thanks.

    i doubt, it. i would take many many years, to do what they do, since they use Direct-X or OpenGL to do the drawing.

    you could try asm anyways, do a search on the forums, you'll find lots of good info.
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