Link Error: cannot open input file 'winmm.lib' - compile error in Visual C++ 2005

Posted on 2006-11-03
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Last Modified: 2010-10-05
I am simply trying to Compile/Link the source Code for wolfenstein (3-d).

I am using Visual C++ 2005 AND I get the following error:

LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'winmm.lib'

I did a search for this file and the result was file not found. I read somewhere that DirectSDK was needed
but after installing (DX_SDK) app the error still remained. Any help is appreciated!!
Question by:Onyx23
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Jose Parrot earned 2000 total points
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This file is part of Platform SDK, not DirectX.

Also 'winmm.lib' isn't included in Visual C++ Express Edition.
If it is the case, you may want download the right SDK at
BTW, the instructions are valid too for Standard and Pro editions.

Anyway, make sure you have installed all the features of the SDK, not just the core components.



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