Updated: Apr 2007 Compiling CircleMUD under Microsoft Windows XP using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 (8.0)
The following information is from by Jason Pullara. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. 
Compiling with MS Visual C++ 8.0:
In the src directory, rename conf.h.win to conf.h.
Go to File|New Project… Create a new workspace called circle. Put the root directory path into the location field.
Select “Win32 Console Application.” Click OK.
On the next screen Select “Application Settings” and check “Empty Project” under the “Additional Options” heading. Click Finish.
In the solution explorer, right click on the “header” folder, and select Add->Existing Item…
Select all of the .h files in the src directory and click Add.
In the solution explorer, right click on the “source” folder, and select Add->Existing Item…
Select all of the .c files in the src directory and click Add.
In the solution explorer, right click on the workspace name (“circle”). Select properties.
In the solution properties dialog box, under Configuration Properties, select “General”
Change “Character Set” to “Use Multi-Byte Character Set”*
In the solution properties dialog box, expand “Linker” and select “Input”
Under the “Additional Dependencies” add wsock32.lib and click OK.
In the menu click Build->Build Solution (or press Ctrl-Shft-B). CircleMUD should now build.
Move the circle.exe file from the circle/Debug directory to the root directory.
You’re done! =)
 - This appears (by ‘diff’) to be based on the README.MSVC5 document by Rob Baumstark from http://www.connect.ab.ca/~rbmstrk/. You can contact Rob at his email@example.com e-mail address.
 - This is based on the README.MSVC6 document by Michael Robinson. You can contact Michael at his firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
George Greer email@example.com
Jason Pullara firstname.lastname@example.org
To eliminate warnings like these: warning C4996: ‘strcpy’: This function or variable may be unsafe. warning C4996: ‘getch’: The POSIX name for this item is deprecated. Do this: In Solution Explorer Right click the ‘project’ Select ‘Properties’ which brings up the Property Pages dialog Expand ‘Configuration Properties’ Expand ‘C/C++’ Click on Preprocessor At the end of the ‘Preprocessor Definitions’ add: ;_CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE;_CRT_NONSTDC_NO_DEPRECATE