Gcc compiler; is it compatible with directx?; how to include libs and headers

Can anyone tell me if gcc is compatible with directx, specificaly directx 9. Also, what do I need to do to set up the compiler to include the directx librarys, So everything is peaches and creme? thanks y'all
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KashraCommented:
Well, technically, I don't see why gcc would NOT be compatible with DirectX9. The only problems I do see are that you would be compiling in a UNIX/Linux enviornment that would probably not have the usual windows libraries. If you could find some way to get the windows platform SDK along with the DirectX SDK, you might be in business.

Best way to find out is to try, but the real best way is to just go download the command-line compilers for Visual C++ or Borland C++ for the windows environment.

If you're dead set on using gcc, though, the -I and -L command line options can be used to specify directories for header files and library files, respectively. You should add those commands with the paths to your DirectX SDK and Windows Platform SDK to any command line to compile your code.

http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-3.2.2/gcc/Directory-Options.html#Directory%20Options

That's a link to the manual entry for gcc's directory commands. Just delete the last bit of the address to get to the whole manual. Good luck!
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dbruntonCommented:
There are versions of gcc for the Windows platform.

See here

http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2002-08/msg00414.html

It seems that the mingw32 version can support directx.  See here

http://mywebpage.netscape.com/PtrPck/progtopics.htm
http://pulp.fiction.net/~jeske/Projects/HZ/docs/windows_gcc_compile.html

I couldn't find directx9 support out there at the moment.  5 is out there and 6 may be there as well.
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skeid21Author Commented:
I have ran accross some documentation that puts gcc being able to work with directx,(maybee not 9). But moving on from that question,(although -l and -L should work), I was wondering if there is a way to permently include a directory into the seached directorys for libs and headers that gcc uses.
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dbruntonCommented:
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tuboobooCommented:
see http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~csucew/directx-mingw/

it has all the info you need and works with DirectX 9

Best
Emanuel
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