Setting C++ express edition.

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    Setting C++ express edition.

    Hi,

    I have downloaded the express edition of C++ and also installed DirectX SDK. But I am still not able to compile directx programs. Do I need to install win32sdk too? Please somebody help me to set up c++ express edition for game programming. I am biginner I don't know where to start I have a very little experience with microsoft visual studio enviornment. I tried searching in google but no luck.
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    Do yourself a favor, uninstall DirectX SDK and don't reinstall it for many months... learn to program in C++ using just the standard language, then slowly include libraries. If you can't set up your compiler you are definatly not ready for game development.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I didn't say I don't know C++. I consider myself fairly good in C++. till now I have done most of it in GNU compiler with linux. I want to start up with game programming and I am new on microsoft development environment . I don't know where to add the reference in express edition and what has to be added.
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    Why not develop in OpenGL on linux since you already know the enviroment?

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    Well that's a good Idea. However, I feel win32 is a good platform for gamming. My experience is the same game, if u use the openGL engine in the linux platform it runs slower. Its my personal observation no hard feelings. Its just a matter of choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiju
    f u use the openGL engine in the linux platform it runs slower
    That's you're opinion, and that's fine; but just to double check, did you install the DRI module or any OpenGL drivers that use hardware acceleration when you tried OpenGL on Linux? Mesa runs in software without DRI, which is indeed, very slow.
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    I actually get better performance with ut2k4 under linux than I do in windows.

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    Feels so strange a linux user wanting to program in windows, blaming linux for being slower and choosing, of all, Microsoft tools. *pinch myself*
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    I think it's a myth that Linux is slower than Windows (or any of the tools). The same goes for both operating systems: if you know how to set it up, it will run fast. If you run far too many services, or you don't know what you're doing, of course it will run slow.

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    >> *pinch myself*

    No Mario, you are not asleep! I must say though that it's interesting for that to happen, someone reverting to Windows from Linux, notmally the opposite happens. I'd say OpenGL meself. Tutorials listed on LHS

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    Thanks ken for showing the right path.

    I use both OS. Mainly windows for playing Age of empires and MAX Payne and linux for development. I love linux that doesn't mean I have to hate windows. I have no plan to shifting my development environment from Linux. However, I do want to learn game programming more precisely, I want to understand how things are made in Age of Empires. May be I can run all those windows games I like in linux with wine But I don't know how efficient it will be. That is the reason I thought I'll start it there, where I have been playing it for long.

    Sorry for starting linux-windows discussion here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valis
    I actually get better performance with ut2k4 under linux than I do in windows.
    Same here. I did find that it crashed on Linux until I patched it though. Damn me for playing the oldie version.
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