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Offline evecolonycamander

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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2010, 07:25:24 AM »
i have java - eclipse sdk. it apparently has the abilty for C++. problem is once i make the script how do i turn it into a .dll? any help would be greatfull
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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2010, 10:15:53 AM »
OK, I now have tried Visual C++ 2010 Express and it didn't work for me.   :(

When I double-clicked on the OP2Script.dsp file in explorer, Visual C++ started automatically and the dialog box popped up asking if I want to convert and open, just as it should.  But when I pushed the "Yes" button to convert, the dialog closed and Visual C++ instantly displayed a "Done" message at the bottom of the screen, even though the file had neither been opened nor converted.   I tried this a few more times with the same result.  The fact that it keeps asking if I want to convert and open on each successive try confirms that the file isn't being converted.


I then uninstalled Visual C++ 2010 Express and installed Visual C++ 2008 Express from a torrent that I found and everything worked as described above by AmIMeYet.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2010, 10:24:16 PM by elwood_s »

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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2010, 12:26:25 PM »
Did you maybe try opening the 2010 project file instead of the 2008 project file...?
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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2010, 10:14:13 PM »
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Did you maybe try opening the 2010 project file instead of the 2008 project file...?
Sorry, but I don't understand your question.  I thought there was only one project file (OP2Script.dsp) in the Multiplayer Hooville folder.

I'm brand new to this so please pardon my ignorance.  During the late 80's and early 90's I did a considerable amount of programing in an interpreter (dBase III Plus ADL), so I have a decent grasp of programming fundamentals.  But this is the first time I've touched a true compiler and I'm really out of my depth.

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« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2010, 02:54:08 AM »
There should only be the MSVC 6 project files with the stuff from the SVN. There is the "project" file (.dsp), and the "workspace" file (.dsw). Normally, you open the workspace file. A workspace can contain multiple projects. It is the equivalent of a "solution" in VS2008 I believe.

I guess try opening the .dsw file, and see if you have better luck. If that doesn't work, try converting to VS2008 format first, and then from VS2008 to VS2010 and see what happens. I'll maybe try downloading VS2010 this weekend if you still can't get things working. (No promises though).


I don't much understand Sirbomber's question either.
 

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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2010, 11:01:14 AM »
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I guess try opening the .dsw file, and see if you have better luck. If that doesn't work, try converting to VS2008 format first, and then from VS2008 to VS2010 and see what happens.......
Unfortunately, when I couldn't get it to convert the dsp,  I uninstalled VS2010 prior to installing VS2008 (I was concerned about a possible conflict if I had them both installed at the same time).  :oops:  

Since VS2008 seems to be working as advertised, I think I'll just stick with that for now.  I'm really a neophyte :unsure:  when it comes to this type of programming and don't want to confuse myself anymore than necessary.  :wacko:
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2010, 10:47:35 AM »
here is the 2008 version http://www.brothersoft.com/visual-c++-2008...tion-67703.html  
The current link up top is the 2010
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« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2011, 06:31:15 AM »
Looks like Hooman was right, opening 2008 files works good, like copying the .vcproj (like this one(attached)) into the project folder and opening it. 2010 seems to work good with OP2. Note that I already used this one, so it contains 2010 conversions and the fixes described by AmIMeYet.
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