Msvc compilers

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010 and it
needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an sdl
exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when I
close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a
version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all
versions?

Hi,

I use Code::Blocks IDE:
http://www.codeblocks.org
(it’s free and works nicely with SDL)

Go here to learn how to setup C::B’s with SDL:
http://lazyfoo.net/SDL_tutorials/lesson01/windows/codeblocks/index.php

Enjoy!

JeZ+Lee
16BitSoft
Video Game Design Studio
www.16BitSoft.comOn 7/10/2012 3:54 AM, R Manard wrote:

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010
and it needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to
run an sdl exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted
unexpectedly when I close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the
two files. Is there a version of msvc that just works and is newer???
Is it tested with all versions?


SDL mailing list
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http://lists.libsdl.org/listinfo.cgi/sdl-libsdl.org

I use Visual C++ Express 2008 and it works fine for me.? Don’t bother with VS 2010; it’s a big, bloated mess.________________________________
From: R Manard
To: SDL at lists.libsdl.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:54 AM
Subject: [SDL] msvc compilers

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010? and it needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an sdl exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when I close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all versions?


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I’ve used MSVS 2010 Express and Pro versions - what I ended up doing is
copying the SDL.dll into x:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC\lib
and the SDL include directory into the same x:\Program Files\Micorosoft
Visual Studio\VC\include and didn’t have any problems.

-AlexOn Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Mason Wheeler wrote:

I use Visual C++ Express 2008 and it works fine for me. Don’t bother with
VS 2010; it’s a big, bloated mess.


From: R Manard
To: SDL at lists.libsdl.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:54 AM
Subject: [SDL] msvc compilers

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010 and it
needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an sdl
exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when I
close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a
version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all
versions?


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On a side note, SDL2’s project files are somewhat out of date for VS2010. I
did my recent patch with 2008 because of this. It would be a great service
if someone could import the 2008 project file into 2010 and ensure it
builds properly. I personally like 2010’s look and tools, but I find it to
be somewhat underwhelming as far as performance and usability. YMMV. I’ll
stick with 2008 for a while. Code::Blocks is OK and I use it on Linux, but
it certainly is no Visual Studio. Still, worth a try if you like mingw-gcc,
which links “msvcrt.dll” (allowing apps to run on as far back as Windows
95) and virtually no “redistributable” on any OS >= Windows 98.

PatrickOn Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Alex Barry <alex.barry at gmail.com> wrote:

I’ve used MSVS 2010 Express and Pro versions - what I ended up doing is
copying the SDL.dll into x:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC\lib
and the SDL include directory into the same x:\Program Files\Micorosoft
Visual Studio\VC\include and didn’t have any problems.

-Alex

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Mason Wheeler wrote:

I use Visual C++ Express 2008 and it works fine for me. Don’t bother
with VS 2010; it’s a big, bloated mess.


From: R Manard
To: SDL at lists.libsdl.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:54 AM
Subject: [SDL] msvc compilers

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010 and
it needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an
sdl exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when
I close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a
version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all
versions?


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Why not just update the project settings?On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Alex Barry <alex.barry at gmail.com> wrote:

I’ve used MSVS 2010 Express and Pro versions - what I ended up doing is
copying the SDL.dll into x:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC\lib
and the SDL include directory into the same x:\Program Files\Micorosoft
Visual Studio\VC\include and didn’t have any problems.

-Alex

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Mason Wheeler wrote:

I use Visual C++ Express 2008 and it works fine for me. Don’t bother
with VS 2010; it’s a big, bloated mess.


From: R Manard
To: SDL at lists.libsdl.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:54 AM
Subject: [SDL] msvc compilers

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010 and
it needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an
sdl exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when
I close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a
version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all
versions?


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Patrick Baggett wrote:

Code::Blocks is OK and I use it on Linux, but it certainly is no Visual Studio. Still, worth a try if you like mingw-gcc, which links “msvcrt.dll” (allowing apps to run on as far back as Windows 95) and virtually no “redistributable” on any OS >= Windows 98.

That’s my favourite feature of that compiler. The Tetris 3D I developed using OpenGL as a school assignment with Code::Blocks (on a Windows XP computer) ran on my Windows 95 computer without modification.

I dislike how applications compiled with newer Visual Studios require newer distributables for seemingly no good reason. It limits compatibility. For example, TortoiseSVN 1.6.x works great on Windows XP Service Pack 2, but TortoiseSVN 1.7.x doesn’t. The reason? Apparently the developer thought it was a great idea to compile the newer version in Visual Studio 2010. As a result, Service Pack 3 is required.

AWesome. Maybe that’s the thing in the other versioms too. If it has no
need to reach beyond it’s own directories maybe that shuts off part of it’s
internal additional include directory snafoo. It’s hard to say With Ms. I
would ask them directly but after spending hours on the phone with their
senior os design engineers trying to unravel msi issues I would rather get
bit by a rattlesnake than ask them anything. I’ll experiment with that and
share the results in my webspace. Thanx
P.S. working on tutorial sdl stuff similar to lazyfoo, all hail lazyfoo!On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Alex Barry <alex.barry at gmail.com> wrote:

I’ve used MSVS 2010 Express and Pro versions - what I ended up doing is
copying the SDL.dll into x:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC\lib
and the SDL include directory into the same x:\Program Files\Micorosoft
Visual Studio\VC\include and didn’t have any problems.

-Alex

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Mason Wheeler wrote:

I use Visual C++ Express 2008 and it works fine for me. Don’t bother
with VS 2010; it’s a big, bloated mess.


From: R Manard <@R_Manard>
To: SDL at lists.libsdl.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:54 AM
Subject: [SDL] msvc compilers

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010 and
it needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an
sdl exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when
I close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a
version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all
versions?


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I’m glad someone else that that experience too and not just me. I never
wanted to let msvc 6 go, but it looks like either I go forward or start to
make my own update packages. Oh hell no! The newest sdl 1 & 2 libs seem to
require either that or trying to hunt down and include stuff for the
runtime that I’m not entirely sure it’s legal to include.On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM, Patrick Baggett <baggett.patrick at gmail.com>wrote:

On a side note, SDL2’s project files are somewhat out of date for VS2010.
I did my recent patch with 2008 because of this. It would be a great
service if someone could import the 2008 project file into 2010 and ensure
it builds properly. I personally like 2010’s look and tools, but I find it
to be somewhat underwhelming as far as performance and usability. YMMV.
I’ll stick with 2008 for a while. Code::Blocks is OK and I use it on Linux,
but it certainly is no Visual Studio. Still, worth a try if you like
mingw-gcc, which links “msvcrt.dll” (allowing apps to run on as far back as
Windows 95) and virtually no “redistributable” on any OS >= Windows 98.

Patrick

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Alex Barry <alex.barry at gmail.com> wrote:

I’ve used MSVS 2010 Express and Pro versions - what I ended up doing is
copying the SDL.dll into x:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC\lib
and the SDL include directory into the same x:\Program Files\Micorosoft
Visual Studio\VC\include and didn’t have any problems.

-Alex

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Mason Wheeler wrote:

I use Visual C++ Express 2008 and it works fine for me. Don’t bother
with VS 2010; it’s a big, bloated mess.


From: R Manard <@R_Manard>
To: SDL at lists.libsdl.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:54 AM
Subject: [SDL] msvc compilers

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010 and
it needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an
sdl exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when
I close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a
version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all
versions?


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I installed msvc 2008 and first off the msvc 6 project did convert where
the 2010 was unable to do so. 2008 needed one of the two
files(libstdc+±6.dll) to run the exe. I’m not your average user being that
I utilize sdl_ttf, sdl_mixer, sdl_image, and sdl_net in nearly every
project and I tend to run a lib ragged to the point that I want to rewrite
sdl and the libs but I don’t. I keep them pristine because I want to
publish an extensive site similar to lazyfoo with examples and full games
that work right out of the box. Next I need to run the x86 exe compiled on
my win7 x64 on my xp home, xp pro, vista home basic, and vista enterprise.
I bet they all need a redist for 2008 included or at least a few files of
it.On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 2:54 AM, R Manard <@R_Manard> wrote:

I’m tired of msvc 6 but not sure what I can use. I downloaded 2010 and it
needed me to find a couple of files on the internet in order to run an sdl
exe. Even then it pops up saying runtime terminatted unexpectedly when I
close it. Maybe a version problem of one of the two files. Is there a
version of msvc that just works and is newer??? Is it tested with all
versions?