installing and setting up Allegro
I am still trying to install and setup Allegro where it will work. I will try to give a very detailed explanation of what is going on. Lets hope it all helps.
Compiler: Dev-C++ v. 22.214.171.124
OS: Windows XP
I found this website that tells how to install Allegro for Dev-C++. After all of the basic downloading and such, it says:
Windows NT, 2000, XP - Open Control Panel (in XP, use the 'Classic View'), then the "System" applet, then the "Advanced" tab, and finally the "Environment" button. Select the PATH= entry, and add "C:\Dev-Cpp\bin" to it (without the quotes, and assuming you installed Dev-C++ in C:\Dev-Cpp). Create a new environment variable called MINGDIR and set it equal to "C:\Dev-Cpp" (again, without the quotes). You will need to log off and log back in for the changes to take effect..
There is one of the problems. I went to the system>Advanced>Environment variables(the only environment button there). I chose to edit Path and when it came up the value that it says to set to "C:\Dev-Cpp\bin says:
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\Sy stem32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\System
So does the above directions mean to delete that and add the "C:\Dev-Cpp\bin" or just add it on to the end of the above ^ value i just posted? I have no clue. Hopefully someone can tell me.
Another problems is the next step is to open a DOS prompt. Click Start. Choose Run and type "command.com" for Windows 95/98 or "cmd.exe" for Windows NT/2K/ME/XP. You can create a shortcut to it on your desktop or start menu if you like. Find your way to wherever you installed Allegro. Now's the time to test your installation. Type "gcc -v" (without the quotes) at the command prompt, followed by the <enter> key. You should see something like this:
Reading specs from g:/dev-cpp/bin/../lib/gcc-lib/mingw32/2.95.3-6/specs
gcc version 2.95.3-6 (mingw special)
I went to the run and I typed cmd.exe and a little window popped up saying "C:\Documents and Settings\Temp" but I didn't know how to navigate to where I installed Allegro which is "C:\Dev-Cpp\Allegro". I typed that in and it said something along the lines of "'C:\Dev-Cpp\Allegro' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file." So another things is can someone help me there?
Thats all for now... Thanks for any help you can offer
P.S.- If someone can tell me what they use for graphics and where I can get it and whether or not it is this much of a pain in the butt to install or not, It would help alot.