Borland and Allegro?

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    Borland and Allegro?

    Call me stupid but will Allegro work with Borland and I cant figure out how to "install" allegro.

    Help is needed
    What is C++?

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    I don't know how to make it work, but it should work, it is just a library. I suggest downloading Dev-C++ 4 and the Allegro package for it. It works great, very easy to set up.

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    ok... i need to stop a sec... my mind is spinning...

    Now...
    I want to make games...
    I dont want to use BGI...

    I would like to make win32 apps but i dunno if im ready...
    If im not ready.. what should I do...

    After im comfy with making windows...
    What is a good graphics lib to use? DirectX?

    What is C++?

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    I am not sure, but I think you need to know Win32 API to use DirectX. You do not need to know Win32 API to use Allegro. It is as easy to use as BGI, but 10x powerfull. As of now I have not found a good tutorial for it, but the docs are good enough, you just have to know what to look for. If you understand structures, functions, pointers, and arrays you are pretty much ready for windows programming. http://www.winprog.com/tutorial

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    umm... bad link...
    What is C++?

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    Vicious, I'm going to be buying a book called Programming Windows 5th Edition, from Petzoid, here soon. It is considered to be a very good book. If you're interested in ever doing windows programming you should consider buying this book. I find it a lot easier and rewarding to read a (programming) book rather than reading a (programming) tutorial. The detail level and explanation in a book is far greater. I think the book runs for around $50, so it's not too expensive.

    Eventually I want to start learning DirectX/OpenGL/SDL/or Allegro (aka this fall/winter)(I haven't decided on which API yet, btw).

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    heh, i made a rectangle in a window
    What is C++?

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    I have seen Programming Windows available online in .chm format.

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