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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:22 AM
I followed the instructions on learncpp.com about installing libraries but when I tried to code something very simple to test it out, I got a bunch of errors at compile time saying this and that was not defined.
So I started to do this:
Which is ummm... VERY annoying and time-consuming. Do I have to do this for EVERY project I make in which I want to use Allegro?! That seems so... tedious. And my eyes get dizzy looking through the lists of files to find the right ones
Also, I noticed code::blocks has an SFML template when creating a new project... does that the c::b+mingw that I downloaded came with SFML libraries already downloaded and installed? Or just it's a common template that is used but I still need to install the libraries (which I'm guessing would be just as tedious as what I'm doing now)?
If you have any better explanation on how to install a library after downloading it I would really appreciate it. Or something step-by-step of what I should be doing after downloading Allegro.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:57 AM
I didn't installed allegro 5, but i'm almost sure this will work.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:46 PM
For the brebuilt library, you will need to just follow the instructions you linked to. You can create your own template so that you don't need to have to reapply the settings for every project. To do this, create a blank project, then go through the library linking process. Then go to the File menu and there is an option to "Save project as template..." Just give it a name, and you can use that template for your future projects.
You might want to create several templates, eg. one for dynamic lining and one for static linking. Also, since A5 is broken up into many modules, some of which you may not need for particular projects, you might want to create templates for combinations of modules you think you will need.
If you want to build A5 yourself from source, I can help guide you through that, but it's a much bigger undertaking so I won't explain it unless it's what you want to do.