After spending literal days trying to get the GitHub version of DBP to compile a project I've migrated from an older machine (that had a stitched-together revival of the last official purchase copy of DBP), I began to wonder if there's some proper way to install DBP that I haven't heard of. Considering Microsoft is cutting support for Windows 7 next year (and the fact that the hardware is simply aged to an alarming degree), it's no longer viable in the future for me to keep running DBP on soon-to-be ancient systems. The ONLY way I personally had a successful copy of DBP running is by copying all the files from the ONE computer that had an actual purchased copy (yes it's that old) on to a couple flash drives and re-entering the directory paths once moved. After how long, it just really doesn't make sense that this is the only way considering other people appear to be running it just fine. It almost feels like a secret-club to get in to of actual working copies of DBP on a modern OS without jerry-rigging it and, I simply want in
..plz? I'll bake cookies or something.
Literal issue insofar as I can tell with git-version:
- It compiles into the windows temp-directory and attempts to run from there even upon project being saved.
- Relocated files into the C:/program files(x86)/DBP directory (i made) .. it no longer attempts to run from temp but still doesn't actually compile and run the .exe correctly
- It claims it compiled correctly but even the generated .exe file does nothing.
- The Hello World project it came with DOES work and can be modified and compiled, but.. what makes that one so unique