I started some basic C++ about a year ago, and I am pretty good at it. I haven't started windows programming or anything yet. I want to know the basics to making graphics. I have seen Denthor's tutorial, but it doesn't make much sense. Do you have to use a separate graphics library? I wouldn't think so, but all the tutorials I have seen emphasize 'Allegro' or 'JLib' or whatever. I simply want to know how to change the screen mode and put a pixel on the screen.
Thank you for any help,