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text input problem

text input problem

(OP)
I`m working on a console-based hacking game, and i want to ask for input of commands while still being able to change variables, even if the user doesn`t press any key.

RE: text input problem

There's isn't a command where you can input while a loop is running. However, there are ways to solve this. This is the way I do it:

string$ = ""
oldstring$= ""

do

   text 0,0,string$

    `input
    if oldkey$ <> inkey$()
      if asc(inkey$()) <> 8
        string$ = string$ + inkey$()
      else
        if len(string$) > 0
          temp$ = ""
          for i = 1 to len(string$) - 1
            temp$ = temp$ + mid$(string$,i)
          next i
          string$ = temp$
        endif
      endif
      oldkey$ = inkey$()
    endif

   sync
loop

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