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Hiya i am new to the forums and just wanted to say hi. But i am wondering is their anyway of creating a small space shooter in a console application is this possible? I am just wanting to move text cells around the screen to make it look like their is movable objects my friend give me a scrolling banner program once so thats were i got my idea from. Thanks.

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Hi and welcome to the forums.

If you are coding under windows then i guess you could do it with ASCII art or something but there is no graphics library for the console. However if you are coding under linux you could use teh Curses Library for this.

The best thing is to go here.

Ace

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Hello (=

Yes that would be possible.

By and large it is not that much harder to go a graphical route and use sdl/clanlib/alegro/etc. ad nauseam Certainly nothing wrong with text though (=

An ASCII star field has a certain charm to it anyway (=

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The man you want to PM is benryves - his website is full of ASCII graphic goodness.

http://www.benryves.com

And I'm sure if this post had anything to do with "ASCII" in the subject title he would have already pointed towards his ASCII demo by now [grin]

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Thanks for the replys i will check that site out paulecoyote :). I have gotten moving text but now i am wanting to add controls to the moving text so you can control its position.

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Original post by paulecoyote
The man you want to PM is benryves - his website is full of ASCII graphic
I concur.

As for a high-class console application, I personally would stay away from it, but that's just me. Some crazy people (*cough* Ben *cough*) love doing them.

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Original post by GameMasterXL
How does he get them graphics in the console? i have changes text colour with programs but not made pictures. Thanks.


It's all in that source file for that url of his demo I posted

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