I like coding, but I don't like spending hours of effort trying to install & configure things.
Therefore I don't feel like downloading and testing different sets of libraries, as I believe that CRM32Pro suits my needs. So, if TheAzazel has time to help beginners, it would be great.
My idea with IDE was that I use Delphi-like free-pascal Lazarus for developing small office solutions for myself and for my friend's company. I like it very much, and I was wondering if I should use it for making games as well. But, for several reasons I decided to try with C++ and CRM32Pro.
BloodShed dev c++ seems to work nice with CRM32Pro. The only thing which casts some shadows on it, is that dev c++ has been last updated in 2005, so the project doesn't seem to be very active anymore.
EDIT: just to be sure, I tested SDL version 1.2.14 with VC++ 2010, and managed to draw some pixels on the screen with it. So, the basic functionality is there. I just don't get everything right with VC++ 2010 and CRM32Pro - if we get this solved, I'd like to write some kind of step-by-step description of how to configure it, as I believe that there might be someone else out there wondering the same thing.
EDIT2: Meanwhile I started antoher simple project vithout any SDL or CRM32Pro. It was just a windows console application. At some point I altered some of the project options - and ended up in very same kind of problems as what I earlier reported about CRM32Pro. In the end it was so mixed up, that it crashed on "cin >> k" - and I never got it right again! Oh my. So, I loaded the same sources with Dev c++, succesfully debugged and fixed the actual errors in my source. Then I tried it again with Visual C++, in vain. No matter how much I tried to get the project options right, nothing worked out. So, with project wizard I started a new windows console application, made some small correction in the options, copypasted my source code, and then it was finally working... The only reason why I'm posting this here is to say that I believe there is nothing wrong with CRM32Pro itself. There just is something very tricky with Visual C++ 2010 options. So, please, anyone - have you got CRM32Pro working with Visual C++ 2010? If so, just say "yes" - if I knew that it was possible, it would give me some motivation to try.