: Is there a way to draw a sprite in paint or :another drawing program, then put that picture :into a game that I am making in BGI graphics? :Any info on this will be very helpful. <p>
:First, I would think about abandoning the BGI :library if you need speed.It is slow and :cumbersome. Yes, it is possible using a program :like Window's Paint to put that bitmap picture :in your game. You will need the BGI's putpixel :routine. Also you should get the image files' :format of the image file type you are going to :use (bmp,pcx,tga,etc.). <br>
:What you do is read the image file header,its :palette information,and then the raw image data.<br>
:Now all you have to do is draw the image data on :the screen,at the spot you want,using a putpixel :type routine.<br>
:The exact sequence depends on the graphic mode :used,the number of bytes per pixel, and the :image file type. If you need more info,I have it.<p>
What other cheap, but good, graphics programs are there? Where can I get them? Where do I learn how to use them? Also, how exactly do I do the things you said above? I am using VGA mode with only 16 colors (including black) on a 640 by 480 screen. I have only been in one programming class for one year, and I have another one this year. So I don't have very much experience.<br>
BTW, thanks for the information! I really appreciate it.