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Compiling for Windows XP
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Rubeus Offline
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Compiling for Windows XP
I'm using an old machine with Windows XP x86 as one of my test machines. On Win 8.1 w/VS2012, I compiled using 32bit and dx9. When I try to run it on the XP machine, I get an error about not being a valid Win 32 application. This happens debug or published. If I transfer the project to the XP machine and compile via VS2010, it runs fine.

Then I found: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2...57555.aspx
Apparently, VS2012 no longer supports XP unless you download update 1+ and change the target, but looks like it disables some things such as HLSL compilation-without further settings tweakage(of course).

So for those using 2012, it might be best to stay with 2010/2008 for a little while longer unless they want to open that can of worms.

Esenthel, it might be worth making a note on the site somewhere about that(or adding an XP option to the editor, if you are a masochist). I know MS no longer supports XP officially, but they kinda dropped the ball here.

Now please excuse me while I reinstall VS 2008. T_T
11-05-2013 12:23 AM
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Esenthel Offline
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RE: Compiling for Windows XP
Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences!
2008 is still the best choice for its compilation speed grin
Okay, I guess I'll have to add special flag for VS 2012 and XP somehow.
11-05-2013 12:28 AM
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gwald Offline
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RE: Compiling for Windows XP
+1 windows XP is still the best windows!!
11-05-2013 06:13 PM
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