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The error:
ddsetup.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _DirectDrawCreate@12 Debug/Quelzars.exe : fatal error LNK 1120: 1 unresolved externals Error executing link.exe
The question is, how do the more experience programmers go about working through the problem when your compiler cant find an external? I made sure my directories were set up and that I had the DirectX directories included. I even went as far as reinstalling the MSSDK. How should I go about tackling this problem? As always any help would be greatly appreciated. [edited by - Noods on August 12, 2002 8:20:05 PM]

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linker problems are:

90% you forgot to list the proper .lib file in your linker settings

9% problems using keword ''extern'' in your code.

1% misc other crapola

for this problem, i''d check your linker settings and make sure you are actually linking to the DirectX libraries, whatever they are.


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There are plenty of other things that would whack out if I didnt have the ;ibraries set correctly, but I checked it again just to verify. Everything looked ok there.

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