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Bitmaps in console apps

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Assuming you're using Windows you can't, not unless you use ASCII art or switch to some graphics mode.

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ok i could do it with ascii art and i know how but what about switching to a screen mode would i be able to display a bitmap then??

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Indeed. It's not possible to output images in a frame buffer like that, you can try using some funky ASCII characters, but if you want to use actual bitmaps, you're going to need to use Allegro or SDL.

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You can get a handle on a console window and draw to it, i forget how exactly but i remember another game dev user showing off some of his/her work, i cant provide a link to it though becouse the search option seems to be inactive, try reading up Win32 on msdn.

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It's posible to do this, I've seen it in Mandrake Linux 10.1.

When you run it in console mode (without entering X) theres a watermark on the lower-right part of the screen with MDK logo.

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Yeah, It's a lot different than a Console *window*, but since he mentioned "switching to a screen mode"...

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ok i could do it with ascii art and i know how but what about switching to a screen mode would i be able to display a bitmap then??


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