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    Gutrat

    I dont get, I just dont. When I build, am I compiling? I got some sample code off the internet (proffesional site) and "built" it. The thing is how come its not like a program you get anywhere else?
    Its like all weird files with a folder called DEBUG and stuff. Why can't it just give me a .exe and i can run it. Like i downloaded it off the internet...do you understand?

    Heh, and you know what bugs me. Every time I "build" something a little message pops up and tells me i cant make money off anything i make using this program.

    ~Gutrat

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    Are you using a trial version of MSVC or something?
    Prove you can code in C++ or C# at TopCoder, referrer rrenaud
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    No, i think its the full. I got some GAME STARTER kit.

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    You should be able to set build mode to release. But if it's telling you that you can't make money off the stuff, I'd assume it's not a retail version.
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    The version that comes with the Game Starter kits is not the full retail version. It's similar to the standard version but the license doesn't allow you to make commericial software with it. I don't think it has been "crippled" in any other way though and you should be able to do anything that you require to get you started in C++.

    If you build/compile has succeeded with no errors there should be an executable file in the Debug folder.
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    Lightbulb Get some other compiler

    Get a different compiler.

    If you want a nice IDE and a compiler
    that's buggy, try
    Dev C++ www.bloodshed.com

    If you want a state of the art compiler
    (free version) without an IDE, try
    Borland C++ 5.5 www.borland.com

    If you're a newbie, you can get
    Turbo C++ 1.0 (with IDE) or something from
    www.borland.com

    Borland C++ 5.5 is my favourite. But
    the only problem is that it doesn't
    come with an IDE. You can download some
    cool IDEs from www.download.com or you
    can simply use Notepad to write your programs.

    Good luck.

    COOL PROGRAMS @ www.akilla.tk

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    >If you're a newbie, you can get Turbo C++ 1.0 (with IDE) or
    >something from www.borland.com

    I don't see why a newbie should get Turbo C++ 1.0.

    BTW, note that Turbo C++ 1.0 is old. It does not support the current standard C++. Since a newbie probably learns C++ from a modern book, he/she will probably learn modern C++ and therefore needs a modern C++ compiler.

    As a free tool, Borland C++ 5.5 is also my favourite. There are plenty of free IDE's which you can connect with your compiler. I use ConTEXT, also free.

    For a lot of free compilers, editors and other tools:
    www.thefreecountry.com/developercity

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    newbie

    I think people can still learn the basic commands
    of C/C++ using Turbo C++ 1.0

    yes it is old, but i dont see a reason why you can't
    learn basic stuff from it.

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    If it's too old, then the beginner learns to write: void main(), #include <iostream.h> and cout<<endl; Is this the basic stuff a beginner should learn?

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    huh

    why not ???

    I can see we can argue on this forever....
    but you can still learn basic stuff from it..

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