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Braeden

Member Since 06 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2012 08:57 PM

Topics I've Started

A conversion prgram

26 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

I've been trying to work out how to convert strings to integers, ex "Hello world" should become "7.5.12.12.15 23.15.17.12.4". How would I do this? I dont want source code, I just want a basic explanation so I can figure out exactly how to use it. Thanks guys

More directX issues

25 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

Hello all again. I've been struggling with DirectX for ages now, even though my coding is right, VC++ doesnt want to compile anything for what ever reason. I've managed to get it down to one error now.

1>MSVCRTD.lib(crtexe.obj) : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _main referenced in function ___tmainCRTStartup

Heres my code if it helps, just a basic window

// include the basic windows header files and the Direct3D header file
#include <windows.h>
#include <windowsx.h>
#include <d3d9.h>
// include the Direct3D Library file
#pragma comment (lib, "d3d9.lib")
// global declarations
LPDIRECT3D9 d3d; // the pointer to our Direct3D interface
LPDIRECT3DDEVICE9 d3ddev; // the pointer to the device class
// function prototypes
void initD3D(HWND hWnd); // sets up and initializes Direct3D
void render_frame(void); // renders a single frame
void cleanD3D(void); // closes Direct3D and releases memory
// the WindowProc function prototype
LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc(HWND hWnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam);

// the entry point for any Windows program
int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
LPSTR lpCmdLine,
int nCmdShow)
{
HWND hWnd;
WNDCLASSEX wc;
ZeroMemory(&wc, sizeof(WNDCLASSEX));
wc.cbSize = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX);
wc.style = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW;
wc.lpfnWndProc = WindowProc;
wc.hInstance = hInstance;
wc.hCursor = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW);
wc.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)COLOR_WINDOW;
wc.lpszClassName = L"WindowClass";
RegisterClassEx(&wc);
hWnd = CreateWindowEx(NULL,
L"WindowClass",
L"Our First Direct3D Program",
WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW,
300, 300,
800, 600,
NULL,
NULL,
hInstance,
NULL);
ShowWindow(hWnd, nCmdShow);
// set up and initialize Direct3D
initD3D(hWnd);
// enter the main loop:
MSG msg;
while(TRUE)
{
while(PeekMessage(&msg, NULL, 0, 0, PM_REMOVE))
{
TranslateMessage(&msg);
DispatchMessage(&msg);
}
if(msg.message == WM_QUIT)
break;
render_frame();
}
// clean up DirectX and COM
cleanD3D();
return msg.wParam;
}

// this is the main message handler for the program
LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc(HWND hWnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
switch(message)
{
case WM_DESTROY:
{
PostQuitMessage(0);
return 0;
} break;
}
return DefWindowProc (hWnd, message, wParam, lParam);
}

// this function initializes and prepares Direct3D for use
void initD3D(HWND hWnd)
{
d3d = Direct3DCreate9(D3D_SDK_VERSION); // create the Direct3D interface
D3DPRESENT_PARAMETERS d3dpp; // create a struct to hold various device information
ZeroMemory(&d3dpp, sizeof(d3dpp)); // clear out the struct for use
d3dpp.Windowed = TRUE; // program windowed, not fullscreen
d3dpp.SwapEffect = D3DSWAPEFFECT_DISCARD; // discard old frames
d3dpp.hDeviceWindow = hWnd; // set the window to be used by Direct3D

// create a device class using this information and the info from the d3dpp stuct
d3d->CreateDevice(D3DADAPTER_DEFAULT,
D3DDEVTYPE_HAL,
hWnd,
D3DCREATE_SOFTWARE_VERTEXPROCESSING,
&d3dpp,
&d3ddev);
}

// this is the function used to render a single frame
void render_frame(void)
{
// clear the window to a deep blue
d3ddev->Clear(0, NULL, D3DCLEAR_TARGET, D3DCOLOR_XRGB(0, 40, 100), 1.0f, 0);
d3ddev->BeginScene(); // begins the 3D scene
// do 3D rendering on the back buffer here
d3ddev->EndScene(); // ends the 3D scene
d3ddev->Present(NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL); // displays the created frame on the screen
}

// this is the function that cleans up Direct3D and COM
void cleanD3D(void)
{
d3ddev->Release(); // close and release the 3D device
d3d->Release(); // close and release Direct3D
}

Thanks all, any help is much appreciated

SDL issues

28 June 2012 - 07:35 PM

When I try to compile an sdl program I get this error "1>LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'SDL.lib'". I've got it configured right, I've tried including it in the rescource files, using #pragma comment(lib, "SDL"), but I still get the error.
#include "SDL.h"
int main( int argc, char* args[] )
{
//The images
SDL_Surface* preview2 = NULL;
SDL_Surface* screen = NULL;

//Start SDL
SDL_Init( SDL_INIT_EVERYTHING );
//Set up screen
screen = SDL_SetVideoMode( 640, 480, 32, SDL_SWSURFACE );
//Load image
preview2 = SDL_LoadBMP( "preview2" );

//Apply image to screen
SDL_BlitSurface( preview2, NULL, screen, NULL );
//Update Screen
SDL_Flip( screen );
//Pause
SDL_Delay( 2000 );

//Free the loaded image
SDL_FreeSurface( preview2 );
//Quit SDL
SDL_Quit();
return 0;
}

Theres my code if it helps

DirectX Tutoial issues

12 June 2012 - 07:44 PM

Hi guys,

I've been trying to learn DirectX for a while now. I've tried to use the tutorials in the June 2010 sdk but the basic ones wouldnt compile in 2008 VC++ for some reason, so i look for some more tutorials and found this website http://www.directxtutorial.com/ . I really liked it, but I'm still having issues when i try to run a program. Here is the code

#include <windows.h>
#include <windowsx.h>

// the WindowProc function prototype
LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc(HWND hWnd,
UINT message,
WPARAM wParam,
LPARAM lParam);

// the entry point for any Windows program
int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,
HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
LPSTR lpCmdLine,
int nCmdShow)
{
// the handle for the window, filled by a function
HWND hWnd;
// this struct holds information for the window class
WNDCLASSEX wc;

// clear out the window class for use
ZeroMemory(&wc, sizeof(WNDCLASSEX));

// fill in the struct with the needed information
wc.cbSize = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX);
wc.style = CS_HREDRAW | CS_VREDRAW;
wc.lpfnWndProc = WindowProc;
wc.hInstance = hInstance;
wc.hCursor = LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_ARROW);
wc.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)COLOR_WINDOW;
wc.lpszClassName = L"WindowClass1";

// register the window class
RegisterClassEx(&wc);

// create the window and use the result as the handle
hWnd = CreateWindowEx(NULL,
L"WindowClass1", // name of the window class
L"Our First Windowed Program", // title of the window
WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, // window style
300, // x-position of the window
300, // y-position of the window
500, // width of the window
400, // height of the window
NULL, // we have no parent window, NULL
NULL, // we aren't using menus, NULL
hInstance, // application handle
NULL); // used with multiple windows, NULL

// display the window on the screen
ShowWindow(hWnd, nCmdShow);

// enter the main loop:

// this struct holds Windows event messages
MSG msg;

// wait for the next message in the queue, store the result in 'msg'
while(GetMessage(&msg, NULL, 0, 0))
{
// translate keystroke messages into the right format
TranslateMessage(&msg);

// send the message to the WindowProc function
DispatchMessage(&msg);
}

// return this part of the WM_QUIT message to Windows
return msg.wParam;
}

// this is the main message handler for the program
LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc(HWND hWnd, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
// sort through and find what code to run for the message given
switch(message)
{
// this message is read when the window is closed
case WM_DESTROY:
{
// close the application entirely
PostQuitMessage(0);
return 0;
} break;
}

// Handle any messages the switch statement didn't
return DefWindowProc (hWnd, message, wParam, lParam);
}

and here are the errors i get
MSVCRTD.lib(crtexe.obj) : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _main referenced in function ___tmainCRTStartup
1>C:\Programming\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\DirectXWindow\Debug\DirectXWindow.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals

Please help, I really want to get into game programming but i'm starting to get a bit frustrated because I've been trying for weeks to get something working

Getting started with directx

06 June 2012 - 09:57 PM

Hi guys. I want to start doing some game programming as I've been doing c++ for quite a while now and I have a lot of spare time. So my question is, what do I need to do to start using DirectX? I'm using dev c++ 4.9.2 as my compliler. Thanks in advance

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