Setting everything up – Part 1

This one is going to be a long one, so I’m going to split it up.  Everyone get their BLT’s ready and lets go.

Step 1 – Download and Install MS Visual Studio Express 2012:  You can get it from here.  Just grab either the installer or the full download and follow the on-screen instructions.  Note that you may need to restart once or twice, and also, this can take a while to install.

download vs2012 express

Step 2 – Download Box2D:  The Main page for Box2D can be found here or you can go straight to the download link here.  This will grand you with a small zip file, extract it somewhere and keep a note of where it’s at, we’ll be using it in a little while.

Step 3 – SFML:  You can get SFML from here, there are quite a few different versions that can be downloaded.  The one you want is under C++ | version 1.6, I recommend that you grab the full SDK, not just the development files.  While this will be about three times as large, it provides a bunch of nifty samples and their source files.

download sfml

Next time, we’ll get Box2D installed and ready for use.

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