Just want some clarification on some game related things

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    Just want some clarification on some game related things

    I was just wandering what is console graphics? Is it graphics that are created by programming commands? And how far can you take console graphics...meaning...once you start making side scroller games you would have to stop the console graphics and use a level editor to create your graphics? Im just asking these questions so it will help me understand how a game creation process works.



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    Console graphics are text based graphics done in the console. No flashy images... Beyond that you need to use a graphics API (OpenGL, DX, etc..) to render graphics (images, lines, points, polys, etc...)

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    Every game is drawn using programming commands.
    Console games could also be those from consoles ( XBox, PlayStation, Nintendo, ...).
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    Console graphics or games relative to the PC world have nothing to do with console systems like the XBox, PS, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElastoManiac
    Every game is drawn using programming commands.
    Console games could also be those from consoles ( XBox, PlayStation, Nintendo, ...).
    i think it is pretty obvious we are not talking about xbox playstation or nintendo, but rather games that use text characters to represent different things in the game

    i posted this in the last console graphics thread but here it is again anyway: nethack is a good example of a game that uses console graphics

    http://www.nethack.org/

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    As I understand, console graphics may not necessarily be limited to text based. WinBGI, for instance, alllows for BGI based DOS graphics to be ported.
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