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Microsoft Windows vista home basic - 32-...
August 1, 2010 at 07:30:01
Specs: Windows Vista, 3.4 GHz / 2045 MB
Is it possible for cmd to have an gui.
Like a video game running in cmd!
Or is this one of my in my head ideas.

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August 1, 2010 at 21:32:00
It's not possible with cmd alone.

It's possible to make pseudo GUI's (TUI's) in the console with languages that can access the windows api. It can be a lot of work, depending on how much you want it to do.

It would also be possible with cmd using outside utilities(i.e not included in windows).

I'm reluctant to link to this because the project is very much dead, with my site not far behind....

!!Caution!!: The source code is a mess, with lots of bad practices, I'm just using it as an example:

Here is an example of a "console gui" written in c++.

I don't know entirely if it works on vista, but I do know it won't display properly on some codepages/oemfonts.

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