06:00Sunday, 22 May 2011
To start day 2, I read up on some more of the basic C++ topics. I didn't get too far into reviewing the topics though before getting bored. I decided to take a break from basic C++ and move over to using SDL. I attempted to install SDL with Dev-C++ using this guide at LazyMonkey. Unfortunately, it didn't work out as planned and I kept getting an error. Thinking it was just Dev-C++, I moved over to Visual Studio 2010 and attempted to install SDL there. Once again though, I failed. Finally I went out on a limb and tried using SDL with Eclipse. The guide at LazyMonkey shows how to install SDL with Eclipse, but the guide is outdated and the location of some settings have changed. So to summarize the above paragraph, I'm a colossal failure. Frustrated, I decided to go back to learning C++. I spent the rest of my day switching between learning C++, and trying to install the Allegro API. Much like SDL, I failed multiple times trying to get Allegro working. Hopefully tomorrow I can get SDL or Allegro working so that I can begin working on games. But for now, I'm going to continue learning C++.