"Game Over" program build fail?

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    "Game Over" program build fail?

    Hello,

    I just bought a book on game programming with c++ and one of the first things you do is make the "Game Over" console program. I'm using Microsoft Visual c++ 2012 Express. I follow what the book says and type in the code for the program. The code:

    Code:
    //Game Over
    Code:
    //A first C++ program
    
    #include <iostream>
    
    int main()
    {
    std::cout << "Game Over" << std::endl;
    return 0;
    }


    After I type that in, I click the "debug" tab and then click "build solution" and I end up getting this error:

    1>------ Build started: Project: game_over, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
    1>LINK : fatal error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt
    ========== Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

    I tried making a whole new file and typing the code in again and it still does this. I'm using the Win32 Console Application template as that it was the book told me to use. Can anyone help me as to why it's failing?

    Thanks,
    ~mdbay

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    The code is ok. something wrong with the settings. I haven't use VS yet so I can't say more :/

    Since you are new here, notice that there is a Game programming thread !!
    But this post is ok to be here (if not in a visual studio forum, if one exist).

    Also, welcome to the forum
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    Alright, thanks.

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    Searching the internet for the error message produced this result which seems like it will give you some tips

    visual studio 2010 - LINK : fatal error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt after installing VS2012 release preview - Stack Overflow

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    Quote Originally Posted by c99tutorial View Post
    Searching the internet for the error message produced this result which seems like it will give you some tips

    visual studio 2010 - LINK : fatal error LNK1123: failure during conversion to COFF: file invalid or corrupt after installing VS2012 release preview - Stack Overflow
    Thanks! All I had to do was install SP1 for VC and it fixed the problem.

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