1- Download and install MS Visual C++ 2005 from microsoft (free until november 2006, so hurry up)
Choose either 1 of those links, the one that suits more your needs
Download web installer (recommended from Microsoft but should only be considered by dial-up users) 2.9 MB + additional download
When asked what to install, you only need to install the Graphical IDE to to merely get Scorched to compile which should be about 70MB.
Download full installer CD-Rom ISO image (recommended by me but not from microsoft) 445MB
Download full installer CD-Rom IMG image (recommended by me but not from microsoft) 445MB
2- Download & install the microsoft platform SDK
Web installer download page scroll until you reach the bottom and search for your processor architecture. (again this should only be considered by dial-up users) 1.2MB + additional download
When asked what to install, make sure to choose a custom install and select all options EXCEPT for ones having to do with Documentation, Sample Code, or any 64 bit options.
Download full installer CD-Rom IMG image (again i recommend this) 409.9 MB
3- go the VC menu tools, then go to options, the select Projects & solutions, then select VC++ directories
select show directories of include, click on add new line, browse to your SDK installation path and add the include folder show the directories of libraries, then add the SDK folder library
4- open the scorched project file (you must download all CVS files first) and convert it to VS
5- Choose either debug (there may be problems experienced when compiling using debug in VS 2005) or release (should be considered the default option) from the drop down at the top of the page.
6- Right click on the scorched icon in the file viewer in the left hand side and choose properties from the pop-up menu.
Choose debuging and change the working directory to : ..\..
Choose Linker/input and edit the aditional dependancies.
dxguid.lib (This is very important. If not removed, Scorched will crash when you try to run it.)
Add (if not listed):-
User32.lib Gdi32.lib ole32.lib Shell32.lib Advapi32.lib Comdlg32.lib
7 - Build it (F7)
8 - Run it (F5)