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    Is it worth downloading DJGPP or continue using Dev C++? I heard that some code will not compile in Dev C++ and likewise in DJGPP. Is this true? What is a graphics library (I have NO eveperience in using graphics in C++). Can you type up code in DJGPP or just compile?

    I know its alot of questions, but I seriously have no clue at all about DJGPP.

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    DJGPP is a DOS compiler and DOS is dead.
    I would stick with Dev C++ or get a book that comes with the MS compiler. I bought a game programming starter kit a while back that came with it along with a bunch of ebooks for $30.
    If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?

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    i bought a book and it came with Rhide - another DOS compiler

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    What is a graphics library (I have NO eveperience in using graphics in C++).
    If you want to do graphics in Windows (I'm assuming you do) then you might want to try using Visual C++, and get a book on DirectX programming. You can also do graphics with the Windows GDI but this is very slow and lacking in features. (GDI is what Windows uses to draw basic GUI objects such as buttons, fonts, etc. It's not useful for making anything much more complex than MS Paint)
    -sh0x

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    >>rhide, another compiler<<
    rhide is an IDE for DJGPP. Even the author of the book I'm reading refers to DJGPP and rhide as just rhide.
    DJGPP sucks. Dev-C++ isn't much better although it is better then DJGPP. I was trying to get Watcom but they don't have a download available right now (www.openwatcom.org). I got MSVC but I don't have enough hard dirve space for it.

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