<fluff> Funnily, the third-most recent post on this sub-forum is from me around a year ago, looking for ways to follow along the series on my Mac laptop. I have a hazy recollection of making a start by following Ted Bendixson's series but for whatever reason I didn't progress very far. (In fact, I just noticed that the issue posted on his GitHub repo is also by me - although I have no recollection of it lol.) </fluff>
I would like to make a more serious attempt this time round to work through the series, and I'm open to buying a reasonably-priced/configured Windows laptop - one that will be good enough to use for the sole purpose of working through the series and building the game along with Casey. Any suggestions (whether in terms of specs or actual laptop recommendations)?
Also, are there any caveats building with more recent versions of Windows? (I think Casey is using Win 7 but I'm not sure.) And if it's preferable to use an older version instead of the latest one, can/should I downgrade, or should I consider using a VM?
Also - and I don't remember if I asked this before - but is installing Windows through Bootcamp/VM to work through the series a viable option on an Intel (2018) MacBook Pro, or would I face issues?