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Howard, I think you would be better suited by simply saving up your lunch money and ordering the CD.

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What version of the SDK were you downloading. I think I still have the entire set from when I downloaded them a few month back. I could give you a URL to them, if they match.

EDIT: I have the November 2001 one

[edited by - CWizard on September 11, 2002 7:33:34 PM]

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I''m with LessBread on this one:

1) Just e-mailing you the headers and libs which you copied on top of the official ones would end up with a horribly messed up build environment - the PSDK installer registers new environment variables, updates all the tools etc.

2) I installed the CD version of the PSDK on this machine, so I just checked the size of the e-mail attachment you''re asking for: 273Mb!!!. That''s including the Win64 and Prerelease stuff. Without those it''s still ~66Mb which isn''t going to be much different to downloading 100Mb from the MS site. In fact when you consider that sending it by e-mail will BASE64/UU encode the data, the size of the e-mail you''re asking someone to send would be 132Mb. Which would most likely bounce too!

3) Where do you live? I''m in Europe (UK), and the CD only cost me $15.95 including *international* shipping. Going by UK exchange rate''s thats the equivilent of roughly: a) two monthly PC magazines. b) entry fee to a nightclub for one night. c) four bottles of beer in a bar. d) a box of branded CDRs not too much really - especially if you put a cost on the stress and your time downloading ~100Mb from MS or ~132Mb from your e-mail provider. And you get the full thing including all the samples etc, which you can install on any machine as many times as you like (i.e. no repeat 100Mb download if you have to reformat your dev machine etc). -- Simon O''Connor Creative Asylum Ltd www.creative-asylum.com #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites I think you just summed it up: why would he pay for a lousy programming CD when he could be drinking 4 beers with that money? Mmmm...beer... #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites If you want I could try bzip'ing the latest PSDK CD ISO image (I have an MSDN subscription) and you could download it in several 1 MB chunks. I'd include MD5 sums for each chunk so you can verify the download was good for each section. You could then re-assemble it and then burn directly to a CD. Please e-mail me if you're interested (place GAMEDEV somewhere in the subject line), I'd be able to start uploading over my cable connection tonight. bzip compression should be able to shave almost 100 mb off of a 600 mb file, even if it is compressed via cab's or whatever... [edited by - SilentReaper on September 11, 2002 9:07:12 PM] #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Thanks for all the responses ! CWizard : Thanks for the files, but i don''t think they will work. I was downloading Build 5.2.3663.0 which is the July 2002 release. I am missing files 3,6,8 and 15.I need the core sdk, in files 3,6 & 8. 15 contains the MDAC SDK S1CA : quote: 1) Just e-mailing you the headers and libs which you copied on top of the official ones would end up with a horribly messed up build environment - the PSDK installer registers new environment variables, updates all the tools etc. I dont plan to overwrite my old files. I would extract the new files in a seperate folder, and include the path in VC++ Options>Directories . And AFAIK the enviroment variables are only required by the files in the bin dir.The headers and libs dont need enviroment vars.I will be missing the tools & samples, but its still better than nothing. quote: 2) I installed the CD version of the PSDK on this machine, so I just checked the size of the e-mail attachment you''re asking for: 273Mb!!!. That''s including the Win64 and Prerelease stuff. Without those it''s still ~66Mb which isn''t going to be much different to downloading 100Mb from the MS site. In fact when you consider that sending it by e-mail will BASE64/UU encode the data, the size of the e-mail you''re asking someone to send would be 132Mb. Which would most likely bounce too! i just want the headers and lib, which according to you are ~66MB. If u rar them, you will find that it shrinks to 10% ie 7-8 MB, which you have to admit is a LOT better than a 100MB. quote: the CD only cost me$15.95 including *international* shipping. Going by UK exchange rate''s thats the equivilent of roughly:
a) two monthly PC magazines.

Well, it would cost me more than 10 monthly PC magazines.But, the point is I dont have the money right now, however I do have ~200 hrs left in my net account. So this would just be simpler.

SilentReaper : Appreciate the offer, but redownloading 500 mb would mean that I get the final thing a few months hence, and I have already been waiting since july. Still, if nothing better comes up, I will mail you.

To sum up :
The best solution would be if someone could post the missing files from build 3663.0 for download.
Failing that, could someone just rar and mail me the headers & lib dirs?
Otherwise, I guess i will get started on the new August ver of the SDK thats up for download, and hope to get it completed by oct.

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where are you downloading this thing from? what''s the exact url ''cos i can''t find it... :confused:

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To bad they didn''t match. I didn''t even know they had a July 2002 build. They are a bit irregular, aren''t they? Nov 2002-July 2002-Aug 2002.

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