hey so i just downloaded bullet 2.78, and took the following steps:
  • unziped and found this tutorial: Creating a project from scratch - Physics Simulation Wiki
  • followed the steps exactly for Cmake, except i found the pictures in the tutorial had some things checked like INSTALL LIBS and i didn't so I ended up checking EVERYTHING possible.
  • Went into the newly generated BULLET_PHYSICS.vcxproj and built it under debug and release
  • Saw i had a bunch of new libs in the lib folder in msvn/BulletBuild/lib but did nothing with them
  • Followed the rest of the steps in the tutorial exactly for setting up the actual project, and i'm sure everythings set up right
  • Tried to build the last line of code: FAIL


My only experience in rebuilding libraries is through SFML by building its msvn files included in the download and using the resulting dynamic lib and dll files. The instructions in the tutorial are very different however. (If someone could explain to me how this works it would be GREAT)

I followed the instructions exactly, multiple times but i'm not sure what i'm missing. The build works if i comment out the line of code in main but keep the include, but when i keep it i get this:

Code:
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "void * __cdecl btAlignedAllocInternal(unsigned int,int)" (?btAlignedAllocInternal@@YAPAXIH@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "void __cdecl btAlignedFreeInternal(void *)" (?btAlignedFreeInternal@@YAXPAX@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual void __thiscall btConvexInternalShape::getAabbSlow(class btTransform const &,class btVector3 &,class btVector3 &)const " (?getAabbSlow@btConvexInternalShape@@UBEXABVbtTransform@@AAVbtVector3@@1@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual char const * __thiscall btCollisionShape::serialize(void *,class btSerializer *)const " (?serialize@btCollisionShape@@UBEPBDPAXPAVbtSerializer@@@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: __thiscall btPolyhedralConvexShape::btPolyhedralConvexShape(void)" (??0btPolyhedralConvexShape@@QAE@XZ)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual __thiscall btPolyhedralConvexShape::~btPolyhedralConvexShape(void)" (??1btPolyhedralConvexShape@@UAE@XZ)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual void __thiscall btConvexInternalShape::setLocalScaling(class btVector3 const &)" (?setLocalScaling@btConvexInternalShape@@UAEXABVbtVector3@@@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual void __thiscall btCollisionShape::getBoundingSphere(class btVector3 &,float &)const " (?getBoundingSphere@btCollisionShape@@UBEXAAVbtVector3@@AAM@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual float __thiscall btCollisionShape::getAngularMotionDisc(void)const " (?getAngularMotionDisc@btCollisionShape@@UBEMXZ)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual float __thiscall btCollisionShape::getContactBreakingThreshold(float)const " (?getContactBreakingThreshold@btCollisionShape@@UBEMM@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual void __thiscall btCollisionShape::serializeSingleShape(class btSerializer *)const " (?serializeSingleShape@btCollisionShape@@UBEXPAVbtSerializer@@@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual void __thiscall btBoxShape::getAabb(class btTransform const &,class btVector3 &,class btVector3 &)const " (?getAabb@btBoxShape@@UBEXABVbtTransform@@AAVbtVector3@@1@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual void __thiscall btBoxShape::calculateLocalInertia(float,class btVector3 &)const " (?calculateLocalInertia@btBoxShape@@UBEXMAAVbtVector3@@@Z)
    1>BulletTestApp.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "public: virtual bool __thiscall btPolyhedralConvexShape::initializePolyhedralFeatures(void)" (?initializePolyhedralFeatures@btPolyhedralConvexShape@@UAE_NXZ)
    1>C:\Libraries and Headers\Bullet\bullet-2.78\msvc\BulletTestApp\Release\BulletTestApp.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 14 unresolved externals
I also saw this post: http://cboard.cprogramming.com/cplus...c-library.html but he seems to have built the libraries, which i tried but was confused on why no dlls were made, so this is a quite different sinces i'm using the actual projects. but I guess i don't understand this method of using a library through the project that creates it in the first place though so that knowledge would help.

Anyway please help and Thanks in Advance!