I wrote this up a while back, and just finally got round to putting it in a Google Docs document so I could share it. It’s a description of how to write a small program in C++ in Linux for the EPIC using Visual Studio on a Windows computer, and have it read and write some I/O. The link should take you to a Google Docs document.
Let me know if this is any use, and also if I’ve missed anything to make it work for you. Enjoy.