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    Do you have and/or know what a compiler is?

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    yes i do, its dev c++

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    ... probably where ever your browser default downloads to, if you downloaded the run time stuff and not the developer (SDK) stuff, then you didn't get the right thing. You don't need DirectX to make a text based game, go make one of those then come back to try and do a SIMPLE game that uses graphics, such as pong.

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    rite, all i want to know is where directx is on my comp, k
    can you tell me or not?

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    No .

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    OK, First off:

    You should not even try game programming if you do not know the basics.

    (I think Salem has said something like this)

    1. Make a simple C++ program
    2. When you know the basics, make a simple text rpg
    3. Once you've done that, and you think you're ready, write a simple 2D game.
    4. THEN write a simple 3D game.

    As for installing DirectX ONLY do this once you're ready to start 2D game programming. I would NOT recommend you do this, but this is what you have to do:

    1. Download the DirectX SDK (not regular DirectX). Use Google.
    2. The file will be somewhere on your hard drive. Wherever your browser is set to download them. This is most commonly on your desktop or in My Documents.
    3. Double click on the installer, and follow the onscreen instructions. When it is done, you should reboot your computer.
    4. Find an online doc on how to setup Dev-C++ to use DirectX. I don't have the URL, but try Googling "Setting up DirectX in Dev-C++".

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    This has got to be a joke.

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    Sadly I don't think it is.

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    We need a sticky addressing the people who don't know what a compiler is, that want to create first-person shooters. We waste far too much time telling them over and over again that you need to be confident with C++ before trying to write a simple 2D game.

    And if you can't figure out how your browser downloads files, I don't think you should be programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beene
    rite, all i want to know is where directx is on my comp, k
    can you tell me or not?
    "It's in the computer" ~Hansel

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeprogrammer
    We need a sticky addressing the people who don't know what a compiler is, that want to create first-person shooters. We waste far too much time telling them over and over again that you need to be confident with C++ before trying to write a simple 2D game.

    And if you can't figure out how your browser downloads files, I don't think you should be programming.
    It is kinda funny though...

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