I have been writing some 2D DirectX 10 tutorials but I can't seem to get them to work on other vista machines that don't have visual studio installed on them. I have already tried for assistance over at gamedev.net but had no luck.
I started out with an error about the exe's side by side configuration being incorrect. I did a little research online and found that the solution to that problem was to set the setting for the manifest being embedded to "no". Which then got me past that error and on to some missing files errors. Initially it asked for d3dx10_35.dll, which was solved by installing the latest dx redist package. Then I got another error about msvcr80.dll missing (NOTE: not MSVCRT80.dll) which after installing the vc++ redist packages (including sp1) still isn't working.
Now after doing all this and it still not being solved I did some research on the microsoft team blog and found that the idea behind the manifest is to point to / kind of say where / what files are needed (dependancies). Though when the embed manifest setting is yes, I get the side by side configuration error problem and when I say no, I get the missing msvcr80.dll problem.
So I am not sure where to go next I have tried several machines with vista and I can't find any solution. Does anyone have any suggestions
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.