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#1 2009-01-20 11:42:24 am

Chrono31
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Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

Ive been messin around with devkitpro-devkitppc

For about a month now and I wish there was a tut out there that explained how to make
a simple program for it...
But I havent found one....

Maybe someone on here knows of one....

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#2 2009-01-20 11:57:45 am

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

I've never used devkitppc before, but you might want to look in the Examples folder which comes with devkitpro.  There were lots of GBA and NDS examples there.


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#3 2009-01-20 4:21:57 pm

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

Thats a good idea except when I go and look at the examples in the devkitppc folder theres alot of different files in there but the ones I can see are the source files.
And Im at the beginning of learning C for dummies.. (I have learning C Programming for dummies) The source files are in .c format.

And Im having enough problems with Dev-C++(compiler)

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#4 2009-01-20 5:12:31 pm

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

Do you have any programming experience at all?
I recommend you go download some source code to a program, then play around with it.  For example, go download the code to a game.  Change it so you start with 20 lives.  Make it so that when you hold down the "F" key you can do a super jump.
I think that messing around with existing code, and trying to write similar code that does something you want it to do is a valid way to try to learn a programming language.  It's the Monkey-See Monkey-Do method.

But stick with programming for the PC until you understand basic programming logic and the programming language itself.  Then you can try another platform.
I did tons and tons of QBASIC long before I touched anything else.  Granted, I was also 9 at the time :)


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#5 2009-01-20 7:04:04 pm

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

So how would I find source code for a pc game or a program..
Is google a source code hub??(Well I know its a search engine so yeah it is,
But I know that google itself hosts source code)
I will show a example

http://www.wiibrew.org/w/index.php?titl … ction=edit

I dont play alot of pc games....

hmmmm

about the only game I play for pc on a semi regular basis is Diablo 2: Lord Of Destruction..

Is there a common area or site that holds all the source codes imaginable
or if its in a area of the installation where??

When I do find it, do I edit it with Dev-C++??

Maybe you can help me with my problem im having..

Ok,

where do I begin..

Im running Vista Ultimate 64bit

I have C for dummies which I am reading..

It says to go out and get a compiler which I did..(Dev-C++)

And a text editor
I have Notepad2

So I write out the first example in notepad2

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
printf("Goodbye, cruel world!\n") ;
return(0);
}

Then I save it in a specified folder as goodbye.c


And use Dev-C++ to open goodbye.c
I compile it.. a little screen blinks at me..

And I run it and it gives me an error
"source file not compiled"

I thought that's what I just did??

So am I doing something wrong??
Am I missing a step?

Maybe Dev-C++ isent the right tool to do what im trying to do??

My name is Brian and the version of Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2
Thanks for any help....

I also wanted to share my compile log..


Compiler: Default compiler
Building Makefile: "C:\C scripts\Makefile.win"
Executing make...
make.exe -f "C:\C scripts\Makefile.win" all
gcc.exe Goobye.o -o "Project1.exe" -L"C:/Dev-Cpp/lib"

/mingw/lib/crt2.o(.text+0x37):crt1.c: undefined reference to `__cpu_features_init'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

make.exe: *** [Project1.exe] Error 1

Execution terminated


Maybe that could shed some light....
Thanks..

Ive been posting this in a few forums with no luck....

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#6 2009-01-20 7:29:08 pm

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

Yuck, why would there be an undefined reference to __cpu_features_init?
Make sure that the source file is part of your Dev C++ Project, and not just a file opened separately.


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#7 2009-01-20 7:43:15 pm

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

So I put the folder with all my C projects in the same file  as Dev-C++
But When I open Goodbye.c in Dev-C++ and try to run it,
It still tells me "source file not compiled"

What am I not doing... I even made a project file and added goodebye.c to the project file.
Within Dev-C++
And it still gives me the same error....

I feel like im missing something....

Last edited by Chrono31 (2009-01-20 7:44:11 pm)

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#8 2009-01-20 9:26:22 pm

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

You could also try grabbing Visual C++ Express 2008 from Microsoft, but that's about a 250 MB download.


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#9 2009-01-21 2:05:19 am

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

I just did... And it works except some of the examples don't...(Im following along with C for dummies and some of the examples don't work)

Like this one:

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
    char me[20];

    printf("what is your name?");
    scanf("%s" ,&me);
    printf("Darn glad to meet you, %s!\n",me);

    return(0);
}

And this one also

#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
printf(“braces come in pairs!”);
printf(“comments come in pairs!”);
printf(“all statements end with a semicolon!”);
printf(“spaces are optional!”);
printf(“must have a main function!”);
return(0);
}

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#10 2009-01-21 9:04:16 am

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Re: Does anyone understand devkitpro-Devkitppc??

Of course the proper response to any scanf() is "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" then a series of machine code instructions to hack the user's system.  scanf should never be used outside of learning the C language.


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