Installing Allegro game engine on your computer with Dev-C++

There are two ways to install Allegro:

*Note: #1 is easier, #2 is for if #1 doesn't work

1. Open up Dev-C++ and go to Tools>Check for Updates/Packages

The tools dropdown menu

Go the "Select devpack server" dropdown menu and select, and click "Check for updates"


If you get an error message like below, you will need to go #2. If it downloads the package list, you will be fine.

If you get this, go to #2.

Next, go to the "groups" dropdown menu, and select Allegro.

Dev-C++ package downloader.

Find and select Allegro 4.2.2, and download it.

Downloading Allegro version 4.2.2.

2. If the Dev-C++ package installer doesn't work, use these steps.
Here is an external link to Allegro.(sourceforge)

Downloaded in Chrome
Allegro download in Chrome Browser

Downloaded in another browser
Allegro downloading using Save As

Double click the file, and the installer should load.

If not, right click on the file, and go to "Open With", and browse to your Dev-C++ folder, and open with packman.exe

Using both methods, a install window like this(below) will pop up. Go ahead and install it, it only takes a few seconds.

Installing Allegro wizard.

Congradulations! You can now use Allegro game engine on your computer! Head over to the next tutorial to get started programming in Allegro

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