01. New Programmers setup (Cry Old)
So there have been a lot of question from new programmers on how to get setup so that they can start coding. So this will hopefully answer your questions and get you on your way to coding.
1.) OK this may sound obvious but the first thing you need is the engine itself. You can acquire a copy here: http://www.crydev.net/dm_eds/download_detail.php?id=4
2.) Now that you have that you need a compiler (or IDE). Visual Studios Express is free so I suggest using this. You can find a copy here: http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-express-vs.aspx
3.) Now that the basics are out of the way we can get the actual setup started. Follow these steps listed here: http://www.moddb.com/groups/cryengi...cryengine3-programming-setting-up-the-project
****Note**** At the end of the instructions it will tell you to compile and run the launcher to make sure it worked. If you are using Micrsoft Visual Studios Express you will receive an error.
4.) Now to fix that nasty error. It should say something like this : fatal error RC1015: cannot open include file 'afxres.h'. Just go here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3566018/cannot-open-include-file-afxres-h-in-vc2010-express
5.) Start to play around and learn the different capabilities of the cry engine. if you have any questions send a pm to Trunks518 and I will get to you as quickly as possible.