jamie_marchant wrote:VS2013 is 5 GB, the time and 'download cost'[commonly incorrectly referred to as 'bandwidth'] is too high for me for a project I only play around with and never contribute towards. It's too bad you can't download just the compiler(I think you could with previous versions) or just VSC++.
Is there any way you could download it somewhere else? A friend, the library, etc.? According to their site, the size is only 789.7 MB. That's still substantial if you're metered, but not nearly as bad as 5 GB. It might be doable. Or else perhaps someone could provide it to you on a CD.
I agree it would be nice if they offered just the compiler alone from the IDE. Hopefully we can get MinGW working someday, which would allow more options for building on Windows. IIRC, PhysX is the primary blocker for that.