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  1. in the winuser.h the guard is actually: #if (_WIN32_WINNT > 0x0400) ... WINUSERAPI UINT WINAPI SendInput( IN UINT cInputs, // number of input in the array IN LPINPUT pInputs, // array of inputs IN int cbSize); // sizeof(INPUT) ... #endif // (_WIN32_WINNT > 0x0400) Try doing it like this: #define _WIN32_WINNT 0x0500 #include <windows.h> I suggest you have a study what those defines are for. You dont want to enable/disable unwanted stuff.
  2. Hi. I need some help with calling AS functions that take arrays as inputs. // AS Code // This wont work int adder ( int[] x ) { return x[0]+x[1]; } // I got this working with no problem int adder_simple ( int x, int y ) { return x+y; } and // C/C++ Code int *ptr; ptr = (int*)malloc(sizeof(int)*2 ); ptr[0] = 5; ptr[1] = 9; ctx->SetArguments ( 0, &ptr, 1 ); Can anyone show me how to send input to adder() function? Thanks
  3. The work you guys are doing here is great but dont you think you should pause for a second and make the system more robust? From what I see, with every update comes new bugs and possibly some of the previously working parts break down. It is also scary for me ( me being a person who wants to start a big scale integration of the scripting system to their main code ) since every time I tell myself "with this version I'll start doing this" but a couple days later comes a new patch or WIP that fixes some issues. I really like AS and its progresssion but I think there should be a release around which we can call "stable and bug free with this and that features". Don't you think?
  4. You need to draw your stuff into a temporary buffer and copy it to screen. This process is called double buffering. Drawing into your tmeporary buffer is extremely versatile because you can access each pixel by a simple array access. copying your buffer to screen is basically a bitblt function. The problems you will face is basically learn how to create a HBITMAP, learn how to access to its buffer and learn what a Device Context is and how you can bitblt() to it. http://www.gamers.org/dEngine/quake/papers/ddjclip.html link includes a very basic and simple Win32 3D software renderer. It is written as a clipping example but it includes transformations, scanlining etc and also you can learn the basics of Win32 double buffering.