What libraries are appropriate?

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    Question What libraries are appropriate?

    I would like to get started in game programming, but I can't tell which libraries to use. I've tried allegro, but I got a huge amount of errors and after further research learned it was for DJGPP. I use dev-cpp, with the possibility that I may be switching to a student version of Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 for school. Also, I don't know anything about C at all, only C++. What libraries are appropriate for me to investigate as a beginner (in the field of game programming, I know adequate C++)?

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    Allegro supports many platforms, including dev-c++, see http://www.liballeg.org/wip.html
    Also available for dev-c++ is http://www.libsdl.org/

    When you run dev-c++, locate the package manager / downloader on the tools menu, and download the graphics libraries which interest you.
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