Rotate text in DOS

April 26, 2012 at 12:50:51
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi can anyone help, i have an intrest in arcade games and looking to create a simple menu system but need to rotate the text.

This is my code at the moment but i need to rotate the text PACMAN and MS PACMAN, so its horizontal on the screen instead of vertical.

echo Welcom To Mame
echo 1. PACMAN
echo 2. MS PACMAN
echo Pick A Game (1 or 2) %1 %2
Choices /n/c:123
if errorlevel==2 goto 2
if errorlevel==1 goto 1
Goto end

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April 26, 2012 at 13:01:28
I don't believe that is possible with a console window. The console does not support that kind of advanced text output. For that you need a GUI window.

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April 26, 2012 at 13:22:06
This could be done maybe in one of a few ways.

One might be to select a specialized character set that has the sideways versions.

I know there used to be a small script that allowed you to put say a small Texas flag as your prompt. That led to to other ways to manipulate display.

Some of the old Peter Norton stuff could do that I think.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

Hang up and drive @#$%^^

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April 26, 2012 at 13:29:12
I know you can rotate the text/game in MAME using rl (rotate left) rr (rotate right).

I just wondered how this can be done to the code ive given.

My code isnt anything to do with DOS booting up, once DOS has finished loading it loads a batch file which contains that code.

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April 26, 2012 at 14:32:17
What version of MS-DOS, you list Vista (NT6.1) which has no MS-DOS confused !

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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April 27, 2012 at 08:01:37
Its DOS 7.1

surely there is just one line of code which can rotate the text?

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