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#1 GameGuy   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 22 December 1999 - 06:38 PM

Please could someone help me. I don't know how to install the directX sdk to Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 09:53 AM

Please Someone help me, I don't know how to install the directX 5 sdk to Visual C++ 6.0 and can't game program with directX without this info.

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 10:33 AM


Geez!! Someone help me already! Its a dumb simple problem for you game programmers! Help a newbie out...

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:13 AM

You seem to be pretty impatient little man. As I always say... If you can't install the SDK then get out of the gaming business! (or something like that).

I will help you anyways. Click on setup.exe. Then read the documentation.

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:21 AM

Oh, I also forgot. Add the SDK lib and include paths in to your VC++ include and lib directories. But make sure that you move them to the top of the list.

Then read the documentation.


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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:30 AM

The docs don't help much, I need to get it to work with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:31 AM

How far have you gotten so far?

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:31 AM

Thanks A Bunch (forget the thing message I said before this)

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:38 AM

How do you set the lib path? I lost my manual to Visual C++.

#10 Gromit   Members   -  Reputation: 144

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:45 AM

Tools->Options->Directories

Ya I know what you mean, I lost my manuals also. It seems like everyone keeps losing them.


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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:46 AM

In VC++ 6, go to Tools->Options, Directories Tab. You can set the various directories here, and change which type of directory (include, execution, library, source) with the pull down box titled "Show Directories for:". Just set the directories as needed. Ex: for the DX libs, c:\dxdirectory\lib or something like that.

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 11:53 AM

I am getting really frustrated. I set the right paths, installed the DirectX sdk and when I try to make a program, something wrong happens. It compiled fine, but when I tried to link it, I got a error message, it was

Prog10_1.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _DirectDrawCreate@12

Have you ever had this problem?

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 05:26 PM

LOL.

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 06:01 PM

Hell my standard edition didn't even come with a real "manual". Just some "learn how to prog VC++" by Ivan Horton. SInce then though I've accumulated quite a stack of printouts from the SDK.

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#15 Gromit   Members   -  Reputation: 144

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Posted 19 December 1999 - 07:22 PM

include ddraw.lib. You should be opening the examples as projects also.

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Posted 21 December 1999 - 10:51 AM

All right already.
Add #define INITGUID above #include "stdafx.h" (if using MFC) and make sure you have dxguid.lib in the Object/library modules line in Project Settings->Link. I'm not sure what your programming, but if your not using MFC, stick #define INITGUID as the first line in your main.c or whatever. If this doesn't help, make sure your lib directory path is pointing to the location where the dx lib files are on your system as stated countless times in previous posts.

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Posted 22 December 1999 - 06:38 PM

I shall express my thoughts in the form of a haiku...

You want to make games,
You can't even use VC,
Quit while you're ahead.

Or another:

If you want to code,
Learn how to use a linker,
It would help a lot.

NOTE: This is all in good humor, don't hate me. :]





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