So I’ve been trying to find on how to set up the VGA text mode to change the background blinking bit to the color intensity bit. Is there a way to do this?
Note: I’m using the 80x50 text mode and Turbo C++ as my compiler if this information helps any.
turbo has built-int example programs that show how to do this as well as some simple graphics.
If i remember it the tool has a library that will do this for you fairly painlessly, if you don't want to try to do it with direct manipulation.
I wonder if embedded dos is dead yet? Not "too" long ago you could still get effectively a 386 or 486 PC on an embedded chip, os and cpu and memory and all on one chip(or was it a tiny board, we looked at but didnt use them) and I think a stripped down linux was available as well to use on small-needs systems.