I got DJGPP, but now for Allegro

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    I got DJGPP, but now for Allegro

    What do I need to do (beside download Allegro) to start using Allegro with DJGPP? I want to start using that library, but what do I need to do? Thanks...

    --Garfield
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    To use Allegro with DJGPP, download the new 4.0 version and compile it. That is available, with some nice links and info, here.

    If you would also like to use Allegro with MSVC, Dev-C++, or Borland compilers, go to my site for the graphical install approach.

    For tutorials go here, where they have a huge community of Allegro game developers, many of whom have tutorials. Also, see what I posted about getting started here.

    Hope that helps.

    -Justin
    Allegro precompiled Installer for Dev-C++, MSVC, and Borland: http://galileo.spaceports.com/~springs/

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    When you say "compile it", what do I compile?

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    Usually, you get a lib as a .lib or .a or whatever. If you are going with DJGPP, then you just get a whole bunch of .c files. You have to compile them all into the lib. They do this for the download size and so you can tinker with the source. If you go with my installer, then there isn't anything to compile unless you want to tinker with the source.

    The readme for DJGPP which you unzip when you've downloaded Allegro will tell you everything you need to know how to get started and how to compile it.
    Allegro precompiled Installer for Dev-C++, MSVC, and Borland: http://galileo.spaceports.com/~springs/

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    >> If you go with my installer, then there isn't anything to compile unless you want to tinker with the source. <<

    Okay, I think I will. What is the link to it? And, when I download it, what do I have to do then? Thanks...

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    http://galileo.spaceports.com/~springs/

    Just download the file/files you need, and follow the instructions on the web page. My installer does not support DJGPP, however, so for that you would have to compile it yourself.
    Allegro precompiled Installer for Dev-C++, MSVC, and Borland: http://galileo.spaceports.com/~springs/

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    Okay, I'll just compile for myself so I can use DJGPP. So, when you say compile to make the lib from all the source (.c), how exactly would I do that? Thanks, Justin, I really appreciate this!!!

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    I think I changed my mind. I want to do this in MSVC (because you have everything compiled ). So, I have to dl those three files and then do what with them? Just run that .exe? Thanks.
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    When you download them, you unzip them and double click "join.bat" to turn them into the executable. Double click the executable and follow the yellow brick road.

    [edit] You might want to explore the Allegro directory after you're done so you can see where all the tools and docs are.[/edit]
    Allegro precompiled Installer for Dev-C++, MSVC, and Borland: http://galileo.spaceports.com/~springs/

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    >> [edit] You might want to explore the Allegro directory after you're done so you can see where all the tools and docs are.[/edit] <<

    What do you mean, tools? I thought it would just be something like (code example):

    #include <allegro.h>

    int main()
    {
    /**** USE ALLEGRO FUNCTIONS AND THE SORT ****/
    }

    What are the tools? Thanks, again...
    1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette

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    That is how it is. The tools are just there to help you do cool stuff, like import fonts, change color depths of bitmaps, show you how to make your programs into screen savers, examples, etc...
    Allegro precompiled Installer for Dev-C++, MSVC, and Borland: http://galileo.spaceports.com/~springs/

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    Thanks, Justin. I'll try to get it working and I'll come to you with more problems.

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    justin w.....

    i used your installer and i did everything it said but i get this error when i try to compile

    [error]
    MAKE Version 5.2 Copyrite (c) 1987, 2000 Borland
    FATAL ' all' does not exist - dont know how to make it
    [/error]

    im useing Dev-C++...


    please help.

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