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#1 Kaezin   Members   -  Reputation: 158

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Posted 24 August 2001 - 07:52 AM

Every little tidbit of information on Directx? I''m using the Tricks book and Andre explains every little tidbit and I don''t understand a thing. He said using it is 10x easier than understanding it, and I hope thats true. But do I really need to know EVERYTHING about COM? I understand the basics of it all, but I get lost later. I can do the programs just fine, and change it around by looking at it, but when I read the book it just confuses me. I really doubt I need to know everything, but that''s why I''m here asking =D

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#2 Drakonite   Members   -  Reputation: 215

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Posted 24 August 2001 - 10:27 AM

I couldn''t tell you whether or not you absolutly need to know everything about it, chances are you don''t need to know all.

But... The more you know, the easier the rest (that you will use regularly) will be.

So.. .yes, learn it all. Because in some weird way, even learning to fold a paper crane helps you understand programming...



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#3 Midnight Coder   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 24 August 2001 - 10:38 AM

LaMothe's book hardly explains "every little tidbit". Most of what he writes is stuff that would be beneficial to know. As for COM, you don't really need to understand it a whole lot, as long as you get the basic idea. But knowing it can't hurt.

Edited by - Midnight Coder on August 24, 2001 5:39:40 PM

#4 En3my   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 24 August 2001 - 10:53 AM

you don''t need to understand com and such to be able to write your own directx games... the way you program apps running under windows may be confusing at first, but with time it will all fall into place... experience is the best teacher...




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