Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/10/29/01:11:10

From: Damian Yerrick <DELCAPSyerricde AT pineight DOT 8mSOFTWARE DOT com>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Flush stdin?
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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 03:04:08 GMT
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On Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:54:08 GMT,
cybpunk AT geocities DOT com (John G) wrote:

> Damian Yerrick wrote:
> >You say you're using MS Visual C++? Want programs that use a
> >Windows-like GUI but look identical on DOS and Windows? Use Allegro's
> >GUI tools for menus and dialogs. Allegro works not only with DJGPP but
> >also with MSVC.
> I actually have Allegro.  I used it to create my simple pong game and
> will use winallegro once I get it working, for my advance pong game.

Allegro 3.926 (or whatever the latest WIP is) works fine under Allegro
for MS Visual C++. I used it for WinArena. (Think about it: Three
minor source code changes.)

> I know, I know, just what the world needs, another pong game:-)

Just what the world needs, another falling blocks game. If it's better
than the rest of them, it's good.

If used properly, Allegro's GUI is a powerful form system, nearly on
par with HTML's. I was suggesting that you use it to manage the
keyboard portably. It just takes a bit of finesse...

Damian Yerrick
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