Okay, I am making a Real Time Strategy game engine.
It's going very well, and if you want to see a demo, I can send one to you...but anyways, thats not the point.
I was changing up some code in the engine to optimize it. I had hardcoded in some file loading processes to get it to work for a presentation, and now I am optimizing the file loading processes.
Basically, I have a set of "x" amount of bitmaps, targas, etc., each one acting as one frame in an animation.
the naming sequence is like this:
So, I decided to just use a couple simple for loops to manipulate the string easily so I would not have to type out every filename.
At first I included cstring.h, which shuld have the standard string class in it, but that did not work. Visual C++ got angry at me and did not let me include it. So I looked at the include files and saw one called cstring, but with no file extension, so I included that one. Visual C++ got angry at me again, saying that the data type "string" did not exist. So then I looked in the cstring file, and it was nothing like cstring.h I had found in every other compiler I had ever used. It didnt even contain the standard string class.
So then I tried using normal char* and string.h, but that proved to be a difficult task and the computer hated me.
So I checked the Visual C++ help files for some type of string class, and found just the thing I was looking for, the CString class in afx.h. So I included it, and I used it.
However, when I tried to compile, it told me that the CString class could only be used in MFC applications. My game engine isnt MFC and never will be MFC.
So what do you suggest I do?