I just thought I’d mention in case others new to Panda3d wanted to take a crack at compiling it.
It compiled with virtually no changes to the source code:
I already had the DirectX SDK (December 2005) installed as well as the Platform SDK.
Using the VC++ Toolkit command prompt window I typed:
makepanda\makepanda.bat --everything --installer making sure I was in the root of the Panda3d source tree.
The only error I had was with related to DirectX 8. It looks for a DirectX 8 header that doesn’t exist unless you happen to have the old SDK around I guess.
Anyway, going into makepanda.py and commenting out the two sections about DirectX 7 and DirectX 8 allowed it to finish the compile.
The only thing that didn’t seem to work was the --installer. No installer was created.
Just wanted to let others know with a recent post that it is possible to compile Panda3d.