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I have a question for an experienced programmer. Currently i am making a text-based, rpg game, and i was wondering what compiler/libraries i should use. Currently i am using Bloodshed Dev C++ with allegro, but i am having trouble finding the right commands for scrolling textbox''s etc. Any suggesions are welcome. Thanks in advance. Husker

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As for which tools to use, it all depends on what you''re doing. Whether you want it window based, DOS/Console, etc... It''s also mainly preference.



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I think there''s no point to use allegro to create text-based games.
Like Daishi said.. you must first choose the target platform you''re coding for.


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Sounds like your doing a text rpg with a graphical user interface as far as using a listbox. In general anytime you introduce a gui into your program your also introducing alot of complexity. I''m not familiar with allegro''s gui routines so I can''t help you there. Ask yourself what your goal is; to complete a textbased rpg or do a text rpg with graphical user interface features. If you want to focus on completing the game before adding a pretty interface I would recommend 1. writing it as a console app and printf everything to the screen or 2. check out gametutorials.com for some good tutorials about formatting console output with setconsolecursorposition() + others. (Most of the console tutorials are ported to dev c++)

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Thanks for answering my question, i think i will go ahead and program it as a console program. Maybe once I get it done i might start ading fancy GUI features. THanks again

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