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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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System and Video Card Commands

Now that you have had an introduction to the graphics commands available in DB, let’s get into some initialization and management commands that will be useful as you begin to explore the more advanced features of DB. There is a sample program at the end of this section called CheckSystem, which runs through these commands, showing you how to use them and the resulting values returned by them.

Graphics Card Commands

The graphics card commands are helpful when you want to know the name of the primary video card or retrieve a list of cards in a multiple-monitor system.

Getting the Name of Your Video Card

The CURRENT GRAHICS CARD$() command returns a string with the name of the primary video card installed on the ...

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