Thread: I need movement...

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    Question I need movement...

    How do you get something to move about the screen in either the console or a win32 app, cause i want to expand my horizons in terms of the games that ive been making, i know u need a loop, but i dont have a clue how u link control and movement together, 2D movement is good enough for now, i think that 3D movement is a bit adventurous at the moment...

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    generally you fill a container with something, and display it to the screen, then change something in the container, and redisplay it. This process can be repeated very quickly by the computer, so even if the code seems unbearably awkward you can get satisfactory results. Using standard functions you are limited to ASCII art but using Allegro or DirectX or OpenGL you can use devise very sophisticated versions of the above concept.

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