Borland Graphics Interface

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Borland Graphics Interface
Format typeExecutable / Script
TypeCompiled
PlatformMS-DOS
Code16-bit x86
Hidden data?No
GamesToo many to list

Borland Graphics Interface is a graphics API initially created by Borland in 1987 to allow developers to use the same graphics code across several different video cards. Borland released drivers for most IBM-compatible video cards, and third party developers added support for various SVGA drivers and even printers. Since the Borland Graphics Interface API was included with Turbo Pascal, Turbo C, and Turbo C++, three very popular languages of the DOS era, BGI libraries were used in hundreds of games and programs.

Borland also created a special vector font format to work with their API, the BGI Stroked Font.

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