So about five years I took advantage of the Dark Game Studio offer and purchased the product along with FPSC the first.
At the time I was really only interested in some of the additional programs on the disc which could be used with FPSC.
However lately and with all the email I have been getting about AppGameKit I decided to revisit the whole idea and install it along with Dark Basic Pro.
So first off I am told I need Direct X SDK and Visual Studio C++, so I dutifully download them. Thinking I was wise I decided to get Visual C++ 2010 rather than 2013. Having installed VSC++ okay I then try to install the Direct X SDK only to find it has an error to do with the wrong or incompatible version of the Visual C++ Redistributable.
So remove the offending 2010 versions of the X86 and X64 files and continue installing the SDK.
After its all in their I then try to install the GDK only to once again be told that I need VSC++ and Direct X SDK 2007 neither of which can be found. So knowing that I had installed then I decided to continue.
Only to get a message saying that I needed to run the C++ compiler once before installing the GDK.
But I have no program that I have created and I can't find the compiler in the 2010 C++ studio anyway.
This is on top of having to shut down UAC just to install the programs from the disk.
And I thought this was supposed to be easy, silly me.
So to all you devs out their is their someone who can help a NOOB get a grip on wtf I do next.
there just has to be light at the end of the tunnel, even if its only a birthday candle....and cake!