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Just a few basic questions, I hope I dont offend anybody with this. 1. Does Dev C++ support DX 8.1 or is there some sort of plug in I have to download. 2. I am using windows XP, which version of DX should I use? I read a few other threads about this topic but it did''t answer my questions, thanks in advanced. Cheers

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Unless DirectX uses something specific to the Microsoft version of C++, then it should compile on most compilers.

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quote:
Original post by bleachblood
Just a few basic questions, I hope I dont offend anybody with this.

1. Does Dev C++ support DX 8.1 or is there some sort of plug in I have to download.



I don''t have Windows, but I''ve seen a "DirectX 8 package" for Dev C++ at http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/packages/index.html. I assume they''re headers and maybe static libraries for mingw.

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2. I am using windows XP, which version of DX should I use?



No idea. I guess the newer, the better, so I''d go for 8.1 .

Hope this helps.

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Original post by max621
Unless DirectX uses something specific to the Microsoft version of C++, then it should compile on most compilers.

It has nothing to do with C++ compliance in this case. C++ lacks a binary standard for libraries and executables, and the DX SDK only contains import libraries in the VC++ format.


"PL/I and Ada started out with all the bloat, were very daunting languages, and got bad reputations (deservedly). C++ has shown that if you slowly bloat up a language over a period of years, people don''t seem to mind as much."

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In Dev-C++ is a tool to download packages (a popup from within the ide). I just cheched and DX8 is availble (don''t know if it is 8.1). So you don''t have to use the vc++ import libraries form de dx sdk, if someone has put some effort into creating mingw libraries. Also the latest version of Dev-C++ has an msvc import function to convert vc++ projects to dev project. It is usually a bit more involved to get things running in dev-c++, but it''s hardly ever that it can''t be done.....

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