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Queatrix
09-03-2006, 09:52 AM
Goto http://cboard.cprogramming.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8.

SlyMaelstrom
09-03-2006, 09:54 AM
I can't believe Webmaster has been hiding the 404 Not Found board from us.

Not cool, man... not cool. (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8)

Ugg, you editted... that means I need to post something meaningful, now... Ok, well here goes...

What could possibly go in DOS Programming that doesn't already go in the C and C++ boards and hasn't this been discussed before?

I gotta be honest man, when I clicked on this, I was really hoping the forum was going to be some Super Elite Hacking Forum that all the Super-Mods and Admins post on to plan their next big hacking heist. Oh... you know Prelude is down.

Queatrix
09-03-2006, 09:57 AM
Sorry about that, it's fixed now.

jmd15
09-03-2006, 10:23 AM
I've posted a topic on this before. They said it was a board they had some years ago when DOS programming wasn't so... obsolete.

major_small
09-03-2006, 10:32 AM
I thought he outed the uber cool boards... whew.

Fordy
09-03-2006, 10:44 AM
The Dos board sucked. A lot of the stuff posted related to the CMD prompt in Windows. Only Bubba and a few hard core Dos-heads got anything out of it.

Queatrix
09-03-2006, 10:50 AM
I've posted a topic on this before. They said it was a board they had some years ago when DOS programming wasn't so... obsolete.

That's what I thought. So why doesn't webmaster get rid of it?

kermit
09-03-2006, 11:46 AM
Maybe he left it for Bubba. ;)

twomers
09-03-2006, 01:15 PM
Maybe he left it for Bubba. ;)

That's a great idea!! I wonder if I'll get a twomers specific one ...

SlyMaelstrom
09-03-2006, 01:39 PM
The Dos board was a pathway to many coding abilities some consider to be unnatural.Is it possible to learn these coding abilities?

twomers
09-03-2006, 01:58 PM
Is it possible to learn these coding abilities?
It's possible those pathways lead/lead (the latter being past-tense, former being present tense), to learning ... Possibly ask Bubba ... ?

Mario F.
09-03-2006, 02:38 PM
I want a console board :(

EDIT: More seriously though, I would really enjoy a "C++ Libraries" board.

joeprogrammer
09-03-2006, 06:30 PM
EDIT: More seriously though, I would really enjoy a "C++ Libraries" board.
Yeah, haven't we already discussed that?
I LOVE your signature, twomers!

twomers
09-03-2006, 07:21 PM
Thanks Joe! I aim to confuse ;)

Mario F.
09-03-2006, 07:37 PM
Yes, we have. Just reaffirming that desire.

twomers
09-03-2006, 07:51 PM
It's a good idea, but I wonder if it would meet the same fate as the purposed chatroom ... :/ Would there be added confusion though, with a desired lib forum for both C and C++? Two for the price of one would be messy, IMO

VirtualAce
09-03-2006, 08:22 PM
We don't need more forums. It will just confuse the issues. This is a C/C++ programming board and while we have forums for specific topics I think adding more would be a major pain in the arse.

Look at all the junk we get now on the few boards we do have.

The DOS board used to be the 'game programming' forum of this place. In fact some of the current DX and OpenGL new comers could learn a lot from the old DOS board. The techniques and algorithms used in DOS can be used in any current graphics API and will give you a fundamental low-level understanding of what the heck is going on when you call a certain DX or OGL function to do something.

I'd rather people learn from the DOS board than the Windows GDI for graphics/games. DX in a nutshell is DOS games programming w/o all the low-level crapola like DMA, PIC, interrupts, keyboard handlers, rasterizers, etc, etc.

With that said I should add that attempting to do DOS programming on the current XP platform is just about as close to ludicrous as you can get. You can learn from it and implement some of the old VGA techniques under XP, but doing SVGA, sound, music, etc, etc is not a good idea.

Accessing VGA memory and using page flipping is fundamental to Direct3D and while it handles it for you....it comes in handy to understand it when you start writing pixel shaders, frame buffer effects, etc, etc.

So give DOS the respect she is due because she got us here. She's an old gal now but in the day she was a hottie.

Cheeze-It
09-04-2006, 01:12 AM
DOS was a man, Bubba. Sorry. You were mislead.

Wraithan
09-04-2006, 02:23 AM
DOS was made by a man, do you really think a man would make another man... or would he try and make a woman he could control(ya right...)