I'm sure many of you are experiencing what I am experiencing right now. I'm halfway into Christmas break, back at my parents', with the paperbacks I brought along depleted, the roguelike I downloaded unable to start after an OS upgrade and literally nothing else to do for the next 3-4 days I'm gonna be staying here.
So, what the heck, I might as well try playing around with some code. I'm bad at C++ anyway so I could use the extra familiarity with it.
Hence I started making a little console-operated Monopoly game, to show my litte sister the basics of C++. Thing is, I need your feedback on how to do the follwing stuff:
•Blinking text of one line. I admit it, I want to make a little "Press Start to begin..." welcome screen, along with some ascii art made by my little assistant. I googled around only to find a wacky set of solutions (and an entertaining little argument about system("cls"); in a thread hosted here, heh), the best one being "Clearing the whole console using clrscr(); and re-printing the whole thing...
I was wondering if you guys had experience with anything of the like?
•Selective console output erasing. I'm gonna need it as some points, and it might even help with the above topic (erase the "Prss B to Begin" then reprinting it, then again and again etc). Can I manage it without clearing the whole screen and reprinting everything without the stuff I need erased? Sure, what I am saying is a solution, but it seems so wasteful...
In any case, happy new year to everyone reading this thread, any replies will be appreciated.