i tried to follow the instructions found in this link
after unzipping the cocos2dx zip file, i try to run cocos2d-win32.vs2010.sln
it gave me a bunch of errors
cocos2dx\cocos2d-x-2.2\external\box2d\proj.win32\box23.vcxproj cannot be opened because its project type (.vcxproj) is not supported by this version of the application.
Please use a version that supports this type of project.
then i press on ok and another error appears almost similar to this one but pertaining to a different filename.