I'm a beginner at programming. I'm trying to write a program that runs Conway's 'Game of Life'. Is it possible to use a mouse to 'enter' the initial configuration in a console application? All that is needed is the X,Y coordinates of where the user has 'clicked'. One more question, is there a timer or delay function that i can use? Currently i'm calling a function that counts from 1 to 100 million or something like that to artificially create time intervals but that's a waste of processing power. Thanks in advance for your help.