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Old 10-06-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
dtheorem
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Weird Request - console graphics programming


Hey. I'm a newbie linux user of 4 months now, and I think it's great. However, I'm of the old era of QBASIC, (don't laugh, we have our place in the world even if you don't think so), and I would like to program graphics in the console, if that's possible. All I'm looking for is some sort of c++ library or something that can make lines, circles, paint a region, etc. I tried SVGALIB, however whenever I installed it (or thought I did), I could never compile a program that uses the libraries - they didn't exist. Is there any simple graphics libraries in existence, or even better (okay now you can laugh), QBASIC for linux? If either one of those is negative, is it possible for a relatively simplistic programmer with persistance to make simple games from one out of the bazillion languages out there, X-Windows or not?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 11:49 AM   #2
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Oh, yeah, I'm running Mandrake 9.1
 
Old 10-06-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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try SDL and its add-ons, svgalib is apparently both nasty and depreciated. if your looking for a simple language with graphical abilities ive heard python is good
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:04 PM   #4
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console? you mean like a curses based? Look at ncurses.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:25 PM   #5
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hmm, you could look into how to access the framebuffer, you'd have to compile framebuffer into the kernel, but that provides a graphics console also
 
  


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