Version Control

This is a discussion on Version Control within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; I'm relatively new to programming (ok, well I first played at programming about 30 years ago, but haven't done it ...

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    Version Control

    I'm relatively new to programming (ok, well I first played at programming about 30 years ago, but haven't done it consistantly and haven't had a course in it). I'm using MSVC++6, and at the moment, currently playing with one of the Quake engines.

    What is the easiest way to have version control over the code? Right now, I make sure that I can compile with 0 errors and 0 warnings before I end a session (rem the new bad code, unrem the good old code), and I bump the build number and zip the source every couple of basic changes (naming the zip with the build number, keeping each one).

    This system seems to work, and I don't want to invest $ in a professional version tracking system or anything like that. Just wondered if there was a better way.

    Thanks!

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    http://www.componentsoftware.com/csrcs/
    Free for personal use, and integrates directly into VC++, so you can just right-click on a file to check it in and check it out.

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    I think Visual Interdev has version control facilities as well. It comes standard with MSVC 6.0 Pro and Enterprise.

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    I tried that link and it wouldn't open? is the site down?
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    Worked last night when I posted, and it works now...

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