here's what happened: i decided to go check out the showcase (as i do every morning) and there's this tetroids game there (ontheheap) and i try to run it. it gives me diahorrea all over my desktop:
well he's gone on to explain that he's using allegro. i've used allegro for a long time, so i figure i can help the guy out. well man, none of the stuff from my old journal (archived to cd now) will run on the comp! i was thinking it was my hardware, so i run dev-cpp and try a simple allegro app, and everything's borked. anyways, its completely reinstalled and i have the newest version of allegro and it works fine.
getting c++ to do my bidding was a bit of a challenge. i'm not used to forward declarations anymore, and i'm not happy when i can't see the params of a function in a tooltip as i type it out. sure, its an open-source project vs a huge corporation, but devcpp has been around for quite a long time. all those options are silly when you compare the features of vcpp against it. who cares if my brackets highlight if i can't see what's in a function param list?
long story short, i have allegro going again, so if anyone has any allegro-related problems, be sure to drop me a line. i sorta remember a bit of it.. [razz]