I am planning on buying a book on DirectX and I have seen Windows programming for dummies is highly rates... However it talks about DirectX 5. I was wondering how close 5 is to 7 and if 7 is fully backwards compatible with 5/6 etc.
Edited by - afastrunner on 1/13/00 10:07:39 AM
There is one difference which i found gave problems when using the BOB engine from windows game programming for dummies engine it seems in dx 7 they have taken out the compatiblity sound flag, so you get errors if you try using that engine without taking out the compatibility flag, its only small but it gave me some problems... later