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Are their any great Free C++ compilers?

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the big companies mostly use vc++. there are a couple of free compilers around, dont know if their any good.
theres djgpp that u can get from this sites code vault
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Yeah, I have seen djgpp and never downloaded it because I was not to sure what it was...
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There's also MING. It's the Windows native version of gcc (the free unix compiler). It's a bit of a pain to get set up though, since MS header files are copyrighted and can't just be thrown in.

I did alot of goofing around with OpenGL on it before I got VC++.

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That's cool I have always wanted to get in to the graphical side of C++ programming, I had 2 years of C++ in high school but they NEVER tought us anything with graphics, or about using graphics programs in C++ like 3D studio, OpenGL, or other such programs. So I don't even know how to put that stuff in with a C++ program to make a game. But I just got some reading matterial I have to cathch up on. So does djgpp, work just like a C++ compile such as Borland, or Code Warrior? And can programs like OpenGL work with DJGPP???

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I have been searching for a great c++ compiler that is free. I can't really afford to pay out $200 for a good compiler. Also, Does anyone have any ideal what most the big game companies use?

Thnx for your time...

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I have found a good C++ compiler that is free it is called Bloodshed Dev-C++ compiler. It works pretty good. Now could you tell me anything about working with OpenGL?

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if u have to buy a compiler the college bookstores usually have the cheapest prices
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I was wondering whether these free compilers support Win32 programming? Does it come with the windows.h file?

Thanks.

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Sherman
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Bloodshed Dev-C++ (which is listed along with other free compilers in our Resources section) can be found at www.bloodshed.nu/. It DOES support Win32.
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I d/loaded that a few versions ago, when it didn''t support multiple files or projects, like MSVC++ does...
With the current version it gives me an error of "File names with illegal or more than 8 characters are not supported."
Thing is, it doesn''t matter what I type in it gives me that error...

Help!

Anton LaVey
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Hey
Best buy and offic max carry a starting programing kits. One has Borland C++ 4.52 comes with learn C in 24 hrs and three more books on CD. Also they have a kit with Microsofts Visual C++ Learn C++ in 21 days book and 2 more on the cd. They are $30 to $50. Thats a great deal. both compile and you can distrubute you work.

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Thanks for the info. DirectX should be no problem if it supports Win32 right?

Best regards,
Sherman
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I searched forever on-line for a free good compiler that supported win32. Ever since I bought Windows Game Programming For Dummies I searched for about a month for a good win32 compiler. After many downloads and lots of waiting I gave up. It was a sad end. I was going to have to pay $65 for Visual C++ 6.0 pro. But then my uncle heard I needed one and sent Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition for christmas(Yep thats the one with the retail value of $1500). He got it for free from his work.
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