Allegro Question

This is a discussion on Allegro Question within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm a bit confused as to which files I need to download in order to start using Allegro. I'm pretty ...

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    Allegro Question

    I'm a bit confused as to which files I need to download in order to start using Allegro. I'm pretty new to C++ but I'd like to learn to use Allegro. I went to their website and didn't quit know which files I needed and which ones I didn't. Could anyone help me out? I'm running Windows XP, and using Dev C++ compiler. If anyone has any suggestions on a different compiler I could use, all tips apprecciated. I am how ever looking to do this without spending any money on the programs. Thanks ahead of time

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    Go to this page and download the MinGW32 binaries, and then just copy the include/ and lib/ directories from the zip file to the Dev-Cpp folder.
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    Thanks I'll try that now

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    What about the .dll files?

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    You need to copy them to the following folders:

    C:\Windows\System (Win9x\ME)
    C:\Winnt\System32 (Win2k)
    C:\Windows\System32 (WinXP)
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    also
    Project Options > Load Object Files "\allegro\lib\mingw32\liballeg.a"

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    Actually, you need to go to Project>Project Options>Parameters and put '-lalleg' in the linker box. Not quite sure what you're talking about, sand_man.
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    Thanks XSquared, it works

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