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meissner61

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« on: March 16, 2011, 11:37:44 pm »
I Would just like to say that i had trouble with this tutorial because of some steps not being underlined. like copying and pasting the dll's from the sdk into our project folder.

Just saying that you guys might want to consider re-writing it unless its meant  to be noob proof..

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 11:38:13 pm »
Thanks for your feedback.

Can you please elaborate on the other steps that would need to be explained? Do you really think it should be rewritten (not just patched)?
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 11:52:13 pm »
Yes i didnt meant the whole thing be re-written. Just that once the setting up gets to the linker input setup I had to start experimenting. (Though i will admit i am a noob so that may be why)

It just leaves off saying to add the
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sfml-system.lib
 and not saying that you need to copy that dll to your project, the only reason i thought to do that was because i have previously followed
LazyFoo's tutorial.

And also the whole part about static / dynamic DLL's was confusing to me but thats just cause im a noob and nitpicking :)

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 07:38:43 am »
Ok thanks. You're right, this is a common mistake by beginners to forget to copy the DLLs when linking to dynamic libraries. And I'll clarify as well the static/dynamic stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 02:58:11 pm »
You could also mention the PATH environment variable. This prevents the confusion with local old DLLs when the ones in the SFML directory are updated.

However, to distribute the DLL files, a copy is necessary.
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