How do i start making plugs>? >_<

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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:25 pm

I've put it off long enough! i wanna start making nifty little things people can use, but i have no idea where to begin, what i need etc. Just point me in the right direction!
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:45 pm

About time Quazi! XD

Aside from the plugin SDK and something to write C++ with, I have no idea what you need though. I'll let someone who knows tell you how to get started. :)
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:52 pm

About time indeed

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8118&p=62357&hilit=sdk#p62357

That thread has all the construct specific thing
Aside from that any beginner c++ book should suffice for starting out

Learning c++ in 21 days is particularly breezy.
Also, if you have no money, search google, can't search at the moment, but there should be hundreds of tutorials. Starting with hello world. After you've gotten to a chapter or lesson about classes, you might consider enhancing the fun of learning by making construct plugin versions of the problems and examples. Definitely much more fun, also, feel free to pm me if you get stuck anywhere

After you get over the initial weirdness of the new syntax, it will come very easily to you, based on what I know about your grasp of logic and math
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:37 pm

Um, do you have Visual C even, and has any body got the express version to actually work?
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:44 pm

I tried the 2008 Express Edition yesterday but couldn't get past the 'atlstr.h' reference :(
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:09 pm

I used visual studio express 2008 for all my plugins.
This thread tells how to get it to work:
[url:29skaffk]http://www.scirra.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5600[/url:29skaffk]

Or if you're still a student you can get visual studio 2008 pro here:
[url:29skaffk]https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx[/url:29skaffk]
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:33 pm

Thanks for that. The link is no longer valid in your post, but the download is easily found.

Edit... The download includes many things, but not the atlstr.h file. The link was for WTL not ATL.

I'll keep looking :(

Doh! Found it.
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:36 pm

I could have also tried making plugins if the Download for WDK was not needed, Ashley said that the dependency on ATL files will not be there in Construct 2. So, probably I'll try then...

Also, this may sound stupid but is there any support for other IDE's like Code::Blocks or Dev C++, it's just because they don't take 3+ hours to install like VC#/VC++ and are a lot less confusing. Yes, it's confusing to me since at school the compiler and IDE used is Turbo C 3 :oops: , which is actually as old as me :lol:
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:44 pm

I cant get visual C++ 2008 Express to install -_-

link was from: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Downlo ... Visual-CPP
any help?
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Post » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:30 pm

[quote="QuaziGNRLnose":keg44i82]I cant get visual C++ 2008 Express to install -_-

link was from: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Downlo ... Visual-CPP
any help?[/quote:keg44i82]
Did it give you an error of some sort? Give us something to work with, man! :P
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