September 18th, 2003, 07:47 AM
After deciding to get into C++ on windows I have spent the last week downloading a plethora of different compilers and pawing through outdated and unmaintained guides from Google.
...never had this trouble with Perl :(
I've settled on the DJGPP compiler with Rhide. It looks like the most fun to learn in terms of graphics and gaming projects.
Can anybody suggest a resource or even a book I can buy to break the back of this beast? No mans came with and the ones on delorie.com are seriously unmotivating...
September 18th, 2003, 08:02 AM
September 18th, 2003, 08:17 AM
Thank you Damon.
It's the 'include' libraries that confuse me with C++ For a standardised language there seems to be plenty of variation!
I'm using Borland for plain old DOS-sing so hopefully that tutorial will get my foot in the door. :D
September 18th, 2003, 05:35 PM
The compiler you're using is more than a lot outdated. You might want to grab something like Dev-C++ from bloodshed.net. It's a current version of the GCC/G++ compiler, and it comes with a nice IDE as well.
September 19th, 2003, 06:08 AM
*blushes* It's the only one I could find which had graphics.h or an equivilent :p
The info you provided could well explain why I've been having such heinous troubles getting to grips with the syntax!
Thank you Clay. I'm grabbing that distro now.
September 19th, 2003, 08:01 AM
Dev-C++ has several graphics addon packages. Also, Windows includes a pretty good graphics interface as part of the standard libraries.
September 19th, 2003, 08:44 AM
I give the Dev c++ a BIG thumbs up! It's doing all the things I expect it to. :D I'm finally getting somewhere now.
Thanks again for all your help!