I'm sorry, but what is Allegro?

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    I'm sorry, but what is Allegro?

    This thing sounds like some drug name or something. Is a supposed to be a graphics library? If so where do you get it? Sorry im beginner at C++ and im only good at console apps.

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    Direct quote from allegro.cc

    The Allegro library provides C/C++ programmers low level routines commonly needed in game programing, such as input, graphics, midi, sound effects, and timing. It is cross platform and works with many different compilers. Originally developed by Shawn Hargreaves, it is now a group project with contributions from all over the world! Some of its key features include:

    Ease of Use- comes with comprehensive documentation and examples

    Extensibility- functions for virtually anything needed in making a game

    Cross Platform- without changing a single line of code, you can cross-compile among Windows, DOS, Linux, BeOS and others! Works with many compilers, including DJGPP and VC++

    Open Source- it will never die, since it is a group project that anyone can contribute to

    Free- it won't cost you a dime!

    For more information regarding the technical details of Allegro, we encourage you to visit Allegro's homepage and give it a try!
    You can, also, click on the link in my sig to go to my site to look at Allegro tutorials, games, and links.

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    Allegro is very easy to learn; I made my first program with it within a hour of downloading it. That includes the time it took to build the library and read the documentation.

    PS: Actually Allegro is (I think) french for lively, colorful. It is also used in music to mean "play fast"

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    >>PS: Actually Allegro is (I think) french for lively, colorful. It is also used in music to mean "play fast"
    Actually, its Italian.
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    I know that "allegria" is absolute joy in spanish.

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    I knew it was one of those countries over there .

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    Well I went on the Allegro.cc site but i tried to download the binary for MSVC++ 6 but the download would not start. Niether would the source file. Whats with that?

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