formatting dos game

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  1. #1
    Jhanoosh
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    formatting dos game

    If this post would be more appropiate in the C++ board I apologize in advance, although it is a game.
    I am just learning C++ and am trying to make a game which is text based.
    In the code i do not call for any data yet i was just trying to get the display format.
    My Problem is this when i am ready to call whatever scene description and print the paragraph to the screen the rest of my formatting gets messed up

    Code:
      #include "stdafx.h"
    #include "iostream.h"
    
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    {
    	
    	
    	cout.width(35);
    	cout << "Location" << endl << endl;
    	cout << " Gold: ";
    	cout.width(64);
    	cout <<"Weapon: " << endl;
    	cout <<"Armor: ";
    	cout.width(64);
    	cout <<"Spell: " << endl << endl;
    	cout.width(15);
    	
    	for (int i=0;i<50;i++)
    		{	
    			cout <<"*";
    		}
    
    	cout << endl;
    	cout.width(15);
    	cout << "*";
    	
    	cout << "   Description goes here";
    	
    	cout.width(25);
    	cout << "*";
    
    	for (int j=0;j<15;j++)
    		{
    			cout << endl;
    			cout.width(15);
    			cout << "*";
    			cout.width(49);
    			cout << "*";
    		}
    	cout << endl;
    	cout.width(15);
    
    	for (int h=0;h<50;h++)
    		{	
    			cout <<"*";
    		}
    
    	cout << endl;
    	cout << " Life:";
    	cout.width(55);
    	cout << "Mob Life:";
    	cout << endl;
    	cout << " Mana:";
    	cout << endl;
    
    	
    	
    	
    	
    	
    	return 0;
    }
    maybe i need to make a function to do some formatting but each paragraph varies in size any help at all I would be grateful
    thanx

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    Hmm, I'm not sure what you're trying to do here. Could you clarify a bit? Are you trying to make the output wrap at certain widths? (and if possible, can you type out the characters to show us what it's supposed to look like?)
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