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Hi there. I''m new to this board and to game programming. If there are any major no-no''s on this board, please tell me in advance My question (may be stupid, but I''m a newbie, so what? ): Where can I get a C/C++ compiler that is able to compile Win32 programs. I am so sick of programming stuff that only works with DOS. Is there any free compiler that can do so? The other side is overcrowded The dead will have nowhere to go

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You can get borland´s from some magazines and microsof from some books. Both aren´t most deluxe versions but work.
I found Latest C/c++ no builder from Pcplus magazine.

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Go to www.borland.com I think. You can get their command line compiler. It might be a pain to use, but it will definately make Win32 programs.
Oh, and MSVC++ 6 Academic Edition comes with Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus, which is a great game programming book. You might want to learn about Windows programming before games though. That's probably the best thing to do.

Edited by - Qoy on July 17, 2000 3:41:37 AM

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Hmm, problem is, I live in Germany, so your sources aren''t available for me. Isn''t there a way to download a compiler?

Qoy: Question about that command line compiler: How does it work? Do I have to write the source with Notepad and then use the compiler to compile it?

Are there any differences between DOS and Win32 programming? I''m a complete newbie concerning that matter. Help is appreciated.

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Hey. Yeah, if you use the command line compiler then you have to use a seperate editor and then compile the code outside that. But Dev-C++ is really cool, Rhino is right. That is, assuming it will compile Win32 code... (I don''t know which compiler it uses, or if it uses one Bloodshed wrote themselves).

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