A good time to be an engine dev!

A good time to be an engine dev!

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Beherith
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A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by Beherith » 17 Jun 2011, 09:11

Latest master compiles without a hitch on Visual Studio 2005, all you have to do is remove dsound.lib from the linker additional dependencies.
You dont need any fancy libraries, any configuration - just have visual studio 2005, get the source zip from github and the vclibs zip from github.

So if you ever felt like you wanted to look around the engine, or were held back by thinking its too hard to get into it, its a great time to try your hand at building the engine!
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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by hoijui » 17 Jun 2011, 09:14

it is just as easy on Linux with gcc, of course.

most will probably know that, but for new devs, it can't hurt to say it anyway.
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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by jK » 17 Jun 2011, 09:16

neither is it a problem with tdm-mingw
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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by Licho » 17 Jun 2011, 11:26

Visual studio 2005?? Lol I havent seen it for many many years..
Even visual studio 2010 starts feeling old.

Does it run same in VS2010? If not why not? It should not be different right?
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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by very_bad_soldier » 17 Jun 2011, 11:52

I cant say how it is for VS10 but the compiler's behavior slightly changed between different VS versions in the past so you might have to change source code here and there.
Also I dont know if the vc8libs play well with VS10.
Personally I also dont have VS2005 anymore, only VS2008 and VS2010.
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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by jamerlan » 17 Jun 2011, 12:05

Thank you for this post! I am java developer, but will try to play with code just for fun.
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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by trepan » 17 Jun 2011, 13:56

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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by smoth » 17 Jun 2011, 16:37

Sweet, damn shame I have no time now :(
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Re: A good time to be an engine dev!

Post by zerver » 17 Jun 2011, 17:12

Visual Studio 6.0 + Windows 2000 = Epic win (and pwnage)
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