Why wont anything compile?

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    Why wont anything compile?

    I am using Dev C++, I try to compile anything and it usually comes back with errors, for example I tried to compile svga.cpp that is found in this site under graphic software/libraries, and it comes back with a huge list of errors, such as _AX undeclated and _BX undecleared.

    Does anyone know why I can't get this to work? Is it some compiler option I have to check or something of that sort?

    I tried it with djgpp also and couldn't do it either, thanks.
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    compile this:
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    int main() {
     cout << "It works!" << endl;
     return 0;
    }
    If it compiles with an error, then you set the compiler up wrong. Otherwise, how the hell are we supposed to know how someones code needs to be compiled?
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    The thing is, I can compile anything I write myself, I also have gotton open gl stuff to work. But I can't compile svga.cpp, is there some option I need to use or something like that? The compiler is set up right, but I'm thinking maybe the code doesn't work with dev, maybe only other compilers?
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    Your title is outright false. Go ask the guy who wrote that library what the problem is.
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    I'm glad you think highly of us, but we aren't to the point where we can automatically sense a problem from the name of a file.
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    The code he's referring to is from this page. My guess is that it needs a DOS compiler, like DJGPP.
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    Yea I really thought you could tell the problem from the name of the file, no you jack ass I was wonding if anyone had experience with svga.h and the errors I got and could help me out.

    I tried it with djgpp as well, same errors.
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    You need a real DOS compiler to compile that - something like the old Borland Turbo-C

    If you're serious about graphics
    Dev-C++ uses libsdl (which is downloaded off one of the menus in dev-c++ v5)
    DJGPP uses Allegro
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