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