Hello, I'm new to this site and programming in general, so bear with me :$ .
I've been downloading source code like crazy to reference, however I have yet to find a single project file for large projects (such as, for example, Half Life 2) that SHOULD compile correctly. Surprisingly enough, it doesn't. Nothing does. I know this probably seems like a vague description of my problem, but it's honestly like this. Nothing compiles.
So is this:
1) People uploading stuff they've never bothered testing
2) My fault/something wrong with the compiler.
Whatever, I doubt anyone can help me with this anyways, I'm an idiot :D .