Hi, I've read that SFML is a great beginner library for producing graphics (I've had enough of console applications).
I'm using Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010, and I've downloaded the SFML 2.0 snapshot, however all that is installed is a file called:
The file won't even open using Microsoft Visual Studio Version Selector.
Could someone please explain to me how get SFML working with Visual Studio 2010 or link me a tutorial?
I'm aware of that. But I still prefer to use SFML 2.0 snapshot than SFML 1.6 . SFML 2.0 is about to become official. If you want to use SFML 1.6, the tutorial on SFML official website is more than enough.
A tarball is a form of compression that's used in Linux fairly commonly. You can see in the OP that the file you're trying to open ends with ".tar" - that's a form of compression. You might see something like [filename].tar.gz as a compressed file more commonly, which is a tarball (compressed file) inside of a gzip (compressed file).
Think of it as using winzip to compress something that's already been compressed by 7-zip. Although the analogy is fairly crude, and it loses quite a bit in translation, it should give you some idea.
I wouldn't be able to tell you. Although I question your potential at success with programming languages if you aren't willing to use trial and error to attempt to resolve your difficulties. Heaven knows I never learned anything without trying it out.