Setting Up

Compiler Install

SDK Install

Common Library

Compiler Install

This is the first step you should do. Depending on which product and which version you're installing, it can be quite different. But it should be pretty straight forward regardless. If anyone can think of any good/necessary tips to go here, please let me know.

SDK Install

Again, this is pretty simple too. I want to emphasize that when you install it you will be asked if you want to install the Retail or Debug version.

Choose the Debug version.

The value of using the Debug libraries cannot be emphasized enough. Also, make a note of where you install the SDK, you'll need the path information soon.

Common Library

You will likely want a project directory to hold all of your projects. The Common Library should go in the root of that directory. So if your projects are in D:\projects, then the Common library should be in D:\projects\common.

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