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I have been told that visual C++ is not a good choice for game programming is this true or false? If not what would be a better compiler/Debugger? (I currently use visual C++ and have used DevC++)

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The latest MSVS c++ compiler (2003) is pretty much the best opyimizer around (except possible the Intel compiler). The IDE is unarguably the best, in terms of features at least.

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Perhaps what they meant was Visual C++ 6.

Versions of it <=6 were made before the ISO standard and as such don't support much of the language and have weird non-standard libraries.

The nestest versions, however, are quite good. Note that you can download the compiler free.

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The nestest versions, however, are quite good. Note that you can download the compiler free.
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...and integrate VC toolkit 2003 with the CodeBlocks IDE for example...


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heh no one mentioned the MSVC debugging capabilities , which are probably the best around.


????? I'm sorry but Visual Studio has a ,IMHO, a miserable debugger. It works ok for the most casual operations like displaying the values of variables, but it has no effective inspectors for the basic C++ types, next to no support for C++ breakpoints on class methods (examples: no break on virtual methods across classes, no break on a method in a particular object, etc...), conditional breakpoints are extremely limited, break on memory location is slow and seldom works, performance dives for applications of any noticable size, and the list goes on.

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