My advice for newbies: just skip doing the coding for this first chapter. Read thru the chapter and everything, but don't bother with the coding/building the game, you won't learn anything from copying the code into your game other than frustration due to a typo here and there or in my case perfect code that still doesn't run.
Advice for author: skip the coding part of this chapter, just explain the concepts and everything. Even on page 40 you recommend to just copy and paste the code from the website, lol. So yea, don't spend two hours trying to fix problems that aren't your fault and instead breeze thru chapter 1 and avoid the actual code copying stuff. You can try copy + pasting code from the website but it still might not work like in my case.
edit: even after commenting out the whole bool and everything (so I have 0 errors and 0 warnings) the game still doesn't run. It just builds and then I see the big X (splash screen) and then it just goes to my desktop. I'm on windows 8.
1>------ Deploy started: Project: save the humans, Configuration: Release Any CPU ------
1>Updating the layout...
1>Deployment complete. Full package name: "03ab9ec0-f031-4f06-9de4-db3a320073d1_220.127.116.11_neutral__ky5brtva589yy"
========== Deploy: 1 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 skipped ==========
Edited by oscarkool, 21 January 2014 - 07:41 PM.