How do i start making plugs>? >_<

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • About time indeed

    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

  • Um, do you have Visual C even, and has any body got the express version to actually work?

  • I tried the 2008 Express Edition yesterday but couldn't get past the 'atlstr.h' reference

  • I used visual studio express 2008 for all my plugins.

    This thread tells how to get it to work:

    http://www.scirra.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5600

    Or if you're still a student you can get visual studio 2008 pro here:

    https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx

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 The link is no longer valid in your post, but the download is easily found.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

  • 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

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

    link was from: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Downlo ... Visual-CPP

    any help?

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

    link was from: http://www.microsoft.com/express/Downlo ... Visual-CPP

    any help?

    Did it give you an error of some sort? Give us something to work with, man!

  • Well all the files downloaded correctly, then when its installing it gets up to a certain point, but eventually just crashes, windows says the program has stopped working, and the installer shows a failure on all the installation because .net messed up (after it had said it worked)

    <img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1010927/1.png">

    <img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1010927/2.jpg">

    <img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1010927/3.jpg">

    <img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1010927/4.jpg">

  • I'd say update Windows, reboot, and try again.

  • Yeah, not sure why the setup doesn't work, maybe re-download and try again?

    C++ is a large, complex and sometimes needlessly difficult due to backwards compatibility issues (it's a few decades old now, obviously technology has completely changed in that time). If you pick it as your first language to learn you're going to get a baptism of fire, but then other languages will be nice and straightforward in comparison!

    You can't learn C++, or any programming language, or anything, in 21 days. You need practice and experience to be a good programmer. I don't think I could have described myself as a "good" programmer before this year (2010), and I was coding as a hobby for several years before that! Give it time, but it's cool and fun, so good luck

    Construct 0.x has to use Visual C++ because the plugin-to-IDE interface is designed with compiler specific features (i.e. badly designed). So I'm afraid you probably won't succeed in getting other compilers to work with the SDK. This is something that's going to be improved upon in C2.

  • [quote:1xzvs1jj]Construct 0.x has to use Visual C++ because the plugin-to-IDE interface is designed with compiler specific features (i.e. badly designed). So I'm afraid you probably won't succeed in getting other compilers to work with the SDK. This is something that's going to be improved upon in C2.

    Yeah, ok maybe I'll try installing VC++2008 express edition.

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  • I'm kinda surprised no ones made a plug out of this yet:

    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/construct/index.php?title=How_To:_Create_a_plugin

    Sure its easily replicated by events, but just like the Ghost Shooter tut, a finished product is quite useful.

    Anyway, good luck.

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