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Hey there everyone, I'm a student in college and I'm starting out on making games out of C++ with the Allegro5 in MSVS2010.

I was wondering if there was anyone that has built games with these tools before and would be able to give me advice or if there was a game dev group working with those now that I could learn off of.


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Hi Zephemus,

 

Welcome to the Allegro community!  I used to use allegro quite a bit back in the Allegro 4.x days.  I haven't really kept up with 5 though.

 

You should probably check out http:\\www.allegro.cc, and more specifically their programming forum (https://www.allegro.cc/forums/board/programming) there's lots of people there that will be able to help you out.  AKAIK that's the defacto website for anything concerning Allegro.  

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I used Allegro for most of my projects. Used it from Allegro4, but had to drop it since 5 is simply superior.

 

I take you are a beginner in game development, so I can point you to the following sites:

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Hey everyone, thanks for responding.

I'm not entirely new to game development, but my exerience thus far has been in GameMaker, Flash, and Unity. I'm familiar with moddeling in 3DS Max and somewhat with Maya (I just prefer to use 3DS Max for some reason) and I'm trying to break into making games from raw code, so I opted to go ahead and work in C++ (since it's the industry standard) and use the Allegro API since it's open source and I keep the rights to all the games I make.

Lately I've been having a problem of my computer freezing up when I open an Allegro project I'm working in. If anyone knows what that's about, I'd appreciate it greatly.

 

 

Oh, I'm also familiar with how to work in Photoshop, but I'm currently learning pixel art to make Allegro games. Just thought I should throw that out there as well.

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Lately I've been having a problem of my computer freezing up when I open an Allegro project I'm working in. If anyone knows what that's about, I'd appreciate it greatly.

 

It would help to know what IDE you are using.  If you can provide a small project that does this, that would also probably be helpful. 

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Lately I've been having a problem of my computer freezing up when I open an Allegro project I'm working in. If anyone knows what that's about, I'd appreciate it greatly.

 

It would help to know what IDE you are using.  If you can provide a small project that does this, that would also probably be helpful. 

 

 

 

Visual Studio 2010. It's one of the tags for this thread.

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Visual Studio 2010.

 

Well if you can upload a project that exhibits this behaviour then somebody with VS10 (Sorry, I can't help you there) can test it to see if the problem is with the project files or something else on your system.  I'd be more inclined towards the latter, as I read the Allegro forums every day and haven't come across anyone else with this problem.

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