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Can you do visual effects in batch programming? Answered

I am trying to do some visual effects in batch files. I don't know how to do them. Can someone help me Please?

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lemonie (author)2009-06-06

You've searched the entire site and found nothing? L

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RedFlash (author)lemonie2009-06-11

Yep! Nothing on this site or on google

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lemonie (author)RedFlash2009-06-12

(disappearing comment - I answered this yesterday, but here we go again...) Batch files have their limitations, batch isn't not a programming language. At some point you'll have to stop asking "how do I do this with a batch?" and just ask "how do I do this?" VBS? L

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You're asking the questions (in a public place), realise that some things can't be done with batch files and look for better solutions. L

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greenbean (author)RedFlash2009-10-27

Actually though there can be whole movies in text art. If you have telnet enabled on your windows computer, open the CMD and type

telnet
o
towel.blinkenlights.nl

By the way each line is a command, so type "telnet", then hit enter, etc.
This will stream in star wars in ASCII.

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RedFlash (author)greenbean2009-10-30

Yeah, but when I type | pipe in batch:

echo |

It comes up with an error

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TheBatchies (author)RedFlash2010-03-01

Yeah, you have to insert a ^ before you do that, or else it thinks you're doing something else which you're not...

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Hey, Leave Lemonie alone. He's cool

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Padlock (author)2009-06-09

What exactly do you mean by visual effects? There are many ways to change text, the window itself, etcetera, you just have to be more specific.

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RedFlash (author)Padlock2009-06-11

I mean that I want to create a theme like the windows xp boot screen...

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Padlock (author)RedFlash2009-06-12

oh... uh. that's pretty much impossible. You can't display images in cmd. However, you could create a batch script that edits an html file, and have the user interface through that.

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RedFlash (author)Padlock2009-06-20

Sorry, I didn't mean like that, I mean like the random numbers effect, only different. I meant some sort of thing in ASCII art or something like that...

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Padlock (author)RedFlash2009-06-30
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RedFlash (author)Padlock2009-07-07

Not bad... I didn't know your name was Jack.

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