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Just a bit of a rant...

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gav86

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Well I'm still new to this whole game programming thing but here's a bit of advice...

DONT BOTHER WASTING YOUR MONEY ON COURSE PTR'S "Beginning DirectX9"

1)The printed code in the book is retarded - there are obvious (and notsoobvious) errors.

2)Its possible the CD wont work. . Mine didnt.


Find something else instead. . . I'm still in the process of finding that something else. . So any recommendations? (non-Course PTR would be preferred after this experience)

Its a shame, it was looking like a really good book until the errors started creeping in - it does a good job of explaining directX from a basic level, but I dont really think that alone justifies the price.

In other news, do other people here find it impossible to think while they're listening to music?

This is a real problem to me as over the last year ive become used to almost always having a pair of headphones on....
So keeping them off in order to think properly is really hard. .. Sometimes I look up and realise that id put them back on even without realising!
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In other news, do other people here find it impossible to think while they're listening to music?

This is a real problem to me as over the last year ive become used to almost always having a pair of headphones on....
So keeping them off in order to think properly is really hard. .. Sometimes I look up and realise that id put them back on even without realising!


I do the exact same thing (I just realized I'm wearing them right now). I like to listen to music while I program though. Maybe you need different music.

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Yeh. . I think you're right. . . I have a theory that this doofdoof music is more damaging to your brain than the other things that go with it >_>

But I love it so much :(

Oh well...

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