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Posted by: amckern
Date posted: Jan 26 2005
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Description: This is a quick and painless Artical on how to setup Visual Studio .net 2005 Beta, for use with Source Mods.
This is a quick and painless Article on how to setup Visual Studio .net 2005 Beta C++, for use with Source Mods.

Downloads
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First Download Visual Studio .net 2005 Beta C++ from Here. You only need the C++ version, as that is what the Source SDK is written in. (There is also an offline version for those that are on dial up, and use a Download program found Here)

You will also need to get Microsoft’s .net framework 2.0 Beta from Here

If your new to programming, then you should also download the Visual Studio Docs found Here, these will help you with common errors, and how you might be able to fix them.

The last file you will need is Platform SDK, this has all the Microsoft files that are needed to build the Source SDK you can find that download Here. At time of this article the latest version of Platform SDK was Last Updated: August 2004.

Installing
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Now you have the basics you should install them

First setup Platform SDK

The best way to install Platform SDK is download the .cab files, and use WINRAR to extract them to the same folder, and then run setup.exe, and install everything to run from Hard Drive, in the custom setup screen. Note down the Install folder, as you will need this latter on!

Install Microsoft’s .net framework 2.0 Beta

This is a rather simple process, when the installer asks you to reboot, you should!

Install the Visual Studio Docs

Follow the wizard, and it should run smooth, if your low on space, you might just want to install the C++ and Related Option

Last install the Visual Studio .net 2005 Beta C++

Follow the wizard

Final Step
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This is more or less to check that the Platform SDK installer, set the paths up right.

This is only for Windows XP (I Don’t know any other Operating Systems for this step)

LOG IN AS administrator

1) Right click my computer

2) Chose Properties

3) Click the advanced tab

4) Click Environment Variables

5a) If you chose to install "Reregister System Variables", when you installed the Platform SDK, then check that you have an entry in the "User Variables for your_user_name" named INCLUDE, and LIB, if you do, then you do not need to go any more past this step of the Article, if you don’t, read how to add these to the Environment Variables

5b) If you don’t have any of the three Environment Variables above, then you now need to add them, this is how

6) Click "New" and then enter "INCLUDE" in the Variable Name (The Name must be in Caps)

7) In the Variable Value enter "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows XP SP2\Include" Where D:\ is the folder you installed Platform SDK to.

8) Click OK

9) Click "New" and then enter "LIB" in the Variable Name (The Name must be in Caps)

10) In the Variable Value enter "D:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows XP SP2\Lib" Where D:\ is the folder you installed Platform SDK to.

11) Click OK

All Done
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Well done, now you are setup to compile source mods, with Visual Studio .net 2005 Beta C++. If you’re after a Debug guide, head over to the Forums, and check out what ibutsu has written Here

More Help?
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If you need any more help, head over to the Forums, and post. Someone will most likely be there to help you out, and if not, they will most likely tell you who can

Working with the SDK Added 3rd Feb 05
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To start compiling ragnarok2040 has posted this at the Valve-ERC Fourms, it has alot of the bugs sorted out Post 20, has where to go, and what to do, to enable a smoth compile

Adam McKern
amckern@yahoo.com

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Posted By: amckern on May 25 2005 at 13:32:29
by the looks of it, the beta is up to version 2, and some stuff has changed, i'm going to go through the new process, and leave a big comment, for any changes

Posted By: amckern on Jun 13 2005 at 04:38:50
Okie,

Beta 2 just makes the files more easy to download.

So you can skip the download's of .NET, and the Doc's (Just install everything that is offered in the installer)

There are alot of issues with the Windows 2003 SP1 PSDK, so you should download and install the Windows XP SP2 PSDK still.


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