Thanks for the speedy reply. You are correct, it is in fact that book. Was it a bad choice on my part to purchase it?
Also, the book came with a cd which already had the devpaks. I did install them but when I coded the script to check whether allegro was configured right it didn't want to compile. Something about not finding some file (alle40.dll or something similar to it).
Someone mentioned in a thread that you had to write a path or something somewhere and the book also mentions this in the annexe but they never say which file to modify and what does what. That's where I got stuck.
Well I DLed all the most recent versions and tried installing them following the intructions in the readme file of the precompiled version of allegro. After copy pasting the files in the right folders I got this compilation error.
[Linker error] undefined reference to '__gxx_personality_v0'
Id returned 1 exit status
[Build Error] [GetInfo.exe] Error 1
okays... umm in the readme it says this:
The contents of the "bin" folder (three DLLs) should be placed
somewhere in your system's PATH. Normally they are put in the
Now how do I put it in the system's "PATH"? Do I have to edit a file? Which one?