> i don't know what i was thinking. my whole approach to the keyboard code was wrong. what i was talking about was just polling. i'm supposed to use something like the interrupt system like i'm using now in Dos. i still don't understand why it wasn't working anyway though. oh well. somebody told me what i needed to read the keyboard. unfortunately it's several pages long and i can't understand any of it. funny how in DOS i can do it with about 3 lines of code. anyway if i copy and paste all this crap code into my program to get the keyboard working then the graphics better start working too or i'll be mad. this is gonna be hard to do though coz i still don't have the compiler coz i don't know how to get it and the school where the compiler is has only a modem and that is charged per minute in this country so i'm not allowed to use it so that i can find the code on internet and copy and paste it, and i can't print out and then type it myself coz it's too long.
ok screw this, i'll just do the keyboard the slow way. when people get annoyed with using my program this way they'll just tell me how to do it properly. it's not my fault my program will be slower than normal. now i just need to know how to get the graphics output in windows. how do i do that?