running old ansi.sys c programs on XP


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Guest

I have a number of old but interesting c programs that use ansi.sys character
positioning commands for graphics.

Is there any simple way to compile and run these on an xp system. I would
like to make some change in the c too, so some reasonable way of debugging
them would be nice too.

There are designed around using the ansi escape commands to change print
colors and cursor position and then print the odd ansi characters.

Any idea?
 
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J

Jimmy S.

Hi MikeL,

Is your C compiler written for DOS? If so...

With DOSBOX you can emulate a DOS computer on your XP desktop:
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php Or try MS Virtual PC:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/downloads/trial.asp
which allows you to install DOS or to run any operating system inside XP.

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| I have a number of old but interesting c programs that use ansi.sys character
| positioning commands for graphics.
|
| Is there any simple way to compile and run these on an xp system. I would
| like to make some change in the c too, so some reasonable way of debugging
| them would be nice too.
|
| There are designed around using the ansi escape commands to change print
| colors and cursor position and then print the odd ansi characters.
|
| Any idea?
 

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