I know Pd wants me to use viual studio (i'm on windows, i will switch to linux when i havue time for it) to compile externals. It also wants me to use a shell, but idk how to do that. i opened a powershell window in the external that i wanted to compile, but when i entered in "nmake" and "pd_nt" there nothing happended. The external was downloaded on SourceForge and i unzipped it twice to get out the contents.
Can somebody explain how to compile an external as much as practically possible?
Also, where should i put my externals? is it in "lib", "extra", something else or should i make a new folder for externals? I currently made a new folder to externals called "externals" because i saw a youtuber having a folder named that for his externals.