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    Easiest Compiler

    I just need an easy compiler for C/C++, I tried Visual C++ 2008 but im retarted and cant find out how to use the compiler. Is there anything super easy thats just a compiler that I can find easy?

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    Visual C++ is pretty straight forward, you create a project and then add code files to it and run it. The code files being the *.cpp file(s) that your program is in.

    Beyond that you could try MiniGW.
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    How do I open the visual C++ lol, Theres no where for me to open it

    If I go to start>Programs>Visual C++ file or w/e
    it should be there? not for me...


    Edit: Acually I have Microsoft Visual Studion 2008 Folder

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    Yeah, Visual C++ is part of Visual Studio so it might be under Visual Studio.
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    Microsoft Visual... >> Tools >> Debugger
    Thats all I got

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    Sounds like you might not have installed it right or something. You installed Visual C++ 2008 Express right?
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    Well, Acually, visual basic, then I tried C#

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    Try looking down near the bottom of the programs list after all the groups where the icons are.
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    There it is lol, thanks, I may need a little more help so please read if I post again

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    Ok, so I basically figured this out on how to edit the program and run it, just a question on what this can do...
    With this program, can you create games?

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    The compiler doesn't "let" (or prohibit) you from creating games - it is merely a tool (in a large array of tools) which can be used to create a game. The only thing that can prevent you from creating a game is your intelligence, ingenuity, dedication and access to tools.
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    Do I need to download anything extra to make games or can I start with making a game right after downloading it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ndogg View Post
    Do I need to download anything extra to make games or can I start with making a game right after downloading it?
    I don't think you understand the 'task' involved in creating a game. We get a lot of posts about people who want to dive straight into a game without actually learning to program first (which seems an awkward way to learn).

    With this program, can you create games?
    When you said that; it almost showed that you expect the program to make a game for you. This is not what will happen. I'm not familiar with Visual C++, but I'm pretty sure that it doesn't program for you.

    I suggest you learn C++ yourself, and then create a game with your own knowledge of programming (which could take a very long time). There is some C/C++ resources here. http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=40778 - I'm not trying to put you off, I'm just trying to get you to understand what it takes to make a game, and the effort required. Good luck if you are serious about this.

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    Get Bloodshed

    Get Bloodshed. It's a nice environment that comes with mingw. You can download it from here:
    www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

    Last edited by Millenia; 08-16-2009 at 09:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millenia View Post
    I don't think you understand the 'task' involved in creating a game. We get a lot of posts about people who want to dive straight into a game without actually learning to program first (which seems an awkward way to learn).

    When you said that; it almost showed that you expect the program to make a game for you. This is not what will happen. I'm not familiar with Visual C++, but I'm pretty sure that it doesn't program for you.

    I suggest you learn C++ yourself, and then create a game with your own knowledge of programming (which could take a very long time). There is some C/C++ resources here. http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=40778 - I'm not trying to put you off, I'm just trying to get you to understand what it takes to make a game, and the effort required. Good luck if you are serious about this.
    Iv made games before, but not with C++, it was acually alot easier than C++.
    I know it doesnt program itself lol, but I was jsut hoping to use a game already coded like pong or tic tac toe that I found, and just learn off that. I will look at those recources and hopefully learn more from that, thanks.


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