I know how you feel. I started learning to program in 1998 and 1999,
and things were definitely easier when I could do something like
printf ("Hello world!\n");
and have the text immediately written to the screen. Of course, as you
said with true Dos there was no way to really get audio support.
However, with DirectX you could use DirectSound or XAudio2 with the
Command Prompt window to have text and audio if you wanted.
Unfortunately, now days most people expect a window, even if it is an
empty one, to contain the contents of the game.
As for Pat Benatar concerts I definitely agree with you on that score.
I went to se Pat Benatar several years ago at Blossom Music and the
consert was extremely loud. I was losing my sight at the time so we
got tickets to sit up close so I could see her and the band up close.
Thing was the amplifiers were so loud I thought my ears were going to
split. However, the concert was awesome.
On 3/24/11, Jim Kitchen <j...@kitchensinc.net> wrote:
> Hi Ken,
> Thank you very much. Yeah in 1999 I was still doing dos. I still liked
> that you could put text to the screen in dos and every single dos screen
> reader would read it automatically. Do wish that we could do that in
> Windows. But we can do so much more with sounds in Windows and we do have
> the sapi5 text to speech engine.
> I once picked up my ex's nieces little girl because she was crying. I never
> did that ever again. She screamed in my ear so loud that my ear rang for a
> day or so. That was almost as bad as fourth row center stage at an out door
> amphitheater concert. I mean Pat Benatar was great! but my ears rang for a
> day or so after.
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