Thread: How do I program DOS-like games?

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    How do I program DOS-like games?

    How do I build simple games that can run in a DOS-like environment? I'm no noob to programming, but I always had an interest in programming DOS-like games. I'm already planning a MUD in a console-base program, but it'd be cool to apply images, etc. to it. Thanks in advanced.
    Last edited by dxfoo; 11-08-2005 at 08:34 PM.

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    Have a look at SDL it's fairly simple and allows you to access the screen as an array of pixels like in the DOS days.

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    You might find something on the MSDN Console Reference site.

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    Get DJGPP.

    Google for NASM and get NASM and the NASMIDE.

    You also might want to check out FASM.

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