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    possible???

    is it possible to make a game or graphic stuff
    using just visual c++?
    and if possible can you do it with
    dev-c++ to?

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    visual C++ and Dev-C++ are only the compilers. You provide the code. With OpenGL or DirectX you can program almost anything graphical you want, within the limits of your computer. With good programming skill you can compile a complete game with either of those compilers. Of course you will need the media (models, textures, sound/music, etc...) from somewhere else, but to answer your question: yes! Good luck programming!

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    Also DirectX can be used to play music and sound and get user input(mouse/joystick).

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    thnx m8's

    can anyone tell the easiest graphic

    p.s
    i'm not very good at english!

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    allegro is, by far the "easiest" game api ive tried. you need a new compiler, though. something like djgpp or mingw. allegro has things like plotting pixels, drawing lines, boxes, circles, and things like that built in unlike a lot of game api's. it has input, events, and other stuff for game dev.

    sdl is pretty cool. its requires more logic like most api's, and its harder to catch on. i cant say its "better", but i liked it more. it has music, input, events, etc.

    opengl is confusing, or it is to me right now. it only has gfx, though. opengl is pretty much just for 3d stuff.
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    Allegro version 4 works fine on both Dev-C++ and MSVC..
    Allegro precompiled Installer for Dev-C++, MSVC, and Borland: http://galileo.spaceports.com/~springs/

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    You might have troubles with Allergro. I know i did because unless your running Fat32 you may have troubles with DCHP memory. (think i got that memory wrong, ill have to check its correct name) There were ways to fix this of course, but they never worked for me. I gave up Allergro and moved over to OpenGL for Graphics and DX for sound/input. but i loved allegro and next pay day i plain to buy an old dos box and start it again. I miss the old school games. Those days were the best. Remember the first Duke... Oh so many memorys...

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