I just started reading the book "Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX" and I'm having a really hard time trying to run a sample program in the first chapter on my machine. The chapter talks about setting up the sample project with the DirectX SDK and VS2010. However, my environment is Windows 8 and VS2012.
After reading online, I found that the DirectX SDK is no longer needed on Windows 8 - for Metro style applications - but I'm trying to run the program as a desktop application. On the forums for the book, the author posted some instructions to get the programs to run on Windows 8. I followed those, and I'm getting the following message:
So far I've tried quite a few things and nothings seems to work. I think the problem has to do with the color.fx file. The complete project is at the following bitbucket repository:
If anyone could help me get this to run I would really appreciate it.