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    Installing the Borland 3.1 C++ compiler

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    Installing the Borland 3.1 C++ compiler

    Post by Asa on Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:56 pm

    OK. I finally found and downloaded Borland C++ v3.1. It is not an installer, but just a zip archive. The installation instructions are written for using DOS or Windows 3.1.

    Can someone tell me how to install it on my Windows XP Pro laptop computer? I am not familiar with the old compilers.

    I do have Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition, but that has an installer. Is it possible to get the original source to compile correctly using VC++? Not that I am any better with that. My knowledge of PC programming is not great.


    More info. Trying to install by double-clicking the Setup.exe and Install.exe files both result in a error: The parameter is incorrect.

    The documentation states that this implementation includes something called ProtoGen. It reads like a windows interface for the compiler. A Windows 3.1 interface. I really need help to get this thing installed.

    I had previously downloaded a file called bc31.zip from the Wolfenstein Dome (I believe). The archive contains one file, an installer named BC31WOLF.EXE. When I run that, it gets 99% done with extracting the files it needs to use for the install and just hangs. I was hoping this new copy would at least be installable. I hope someone can help me with this. I really want to try my hand at compiling the wolf src code.

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    PC Technical Support Forum

    Post by stathmk on Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:26 pm

    I dont know how to answer your technical question.

    Ive heard that at http://forum.aumha.org that they answer PC questions really, really well. Just read the stickies on the forums and be careful which category you put your question in. Theyre really particular about that.

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