View Full Version : writing directly to vdu memory in text mode

April 28th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Hi i am just learning c. I am interested in text mode, how to write text to directly into VDU memory. And I have a 2 questions:

1.how to access data beyond data segment? for example in turbo c++ there is such as "far" pointer attribute.
2. and most silly question probably how to go to text mode?

and here is a basic code:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main(int argc, char** argv) {

int i;
char * vidmemo=0xB8000000; //starting address of vga mode for

for (i=0;i<=3999;i=i+2)

return (EXIT_SUCCESS);