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Think thats the name of the file... Have been trying to re-compile nodes programe off Jim Adams RPG game prog Book. Compiler cannot find the above file... Cannot find the above file. Did a search on my PC for it not there. Also Installed DirectX 8 off the CD. Does antbody know why it is not finding this file. Have linked the files to project and set up VC++ to look in approprate directories for relevant DX files. Thanks

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Afternoon, Woody FX.

ummm....

What file?
In your topic-title, you''ve typed "d8d3". Don''t you mean "d3d8"?

Cheers,
Scronty

- "Has the world gone mad, or am I at work?"

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Do you have the DirectX SDK?

I don''t think you can compile DIrectX-enhanced programs without actually making use of the libraries and the likes that come with the SDK.

Poke around MS''s site. It''s free, though somewhat big.

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Yeah the d3d8.h

Have the directx8 sdk installed.
Did search in the ''find'' and no file on my pc even though the sdk installed.

It is the nodes prog from rpg game programming cd that i am trying to recomplile...

have everything set up correct i think... ie my VC++6 settings.


Anybody mannage to compile this demo..

thanks all

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Aside from the DirectX 8 SDK, you must have the original book''s source files to compile that code. The source files are not distributable - you must own a copy of the book to possess them.

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I''ve had the exact same problem with the SDK I got from Jim''s book. It just doesn''t install the files, only makes empty directories.

Download the most recent SDK from www.microsoft.com/directx . It''s quite big, but free, and microsoft always has good download speeds.

Don''t forget to uninstall your old corrupt SDK before you install the new one. After you install follow the instructions in the book for adding everything into MS VC++.

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I have the Book Jim ....

So the SDK on the CD is kaput then!!

OK will down load the SDK of the lovely MS.

Thanks for the advise......save me going around in Circles...

Unless somebody can mail me the d3d8.h file to >B_Doyle1@yahoo.com<
Would save me ages on my 56k modem (Eire has no broad band or free net access thanks )

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If you haven''t been able to find d3d8.h on your drive then most likely quite a bit of the SDK isn''t there. I would try one more time to install, or better yet, download the DX 8.1 SDK. If you do that, make sure to download the Update #1 from my web site and install it w/ the dx8.1 option.



Jim Adams
home.att.net/~rpgbook
Author, Programming Role-Playing Games with DirectX
and Focus On: Advanced Animation with DirectX

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Ahhhhh, theres an update.

I was wondering why I was getting so many warnings .

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The SDK is 166mb..... no way in the world i could download that!
Only have a 100mb zip so could not do it even from college or work!

Could somebody please please send me the missing file...

d3d8.h as it is the only one that is coming up missing so far and i can work from there!!

Thanks >B_Doyle1@yahoo.com< is my E-mail thanks

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There is a componentized download from the MSDN website for VC++ or VBasic only, which are smaller, though both are large. The VC++ is 124megs, while the VBasic is 90megs.

The d3d8.h file will link to more files you don't have. I don't think theres any use trying to get just that one file, it won't do any good without the whole SDK.

If you have a problem transfering such large files, try spanning it across several ZIP media. Or, you could burn it to a CD.

Heres the componentized download URL: http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/sample.asp?url=/MSDN-FILES/027/001/770/msdncompositedoc.xml
links are on the right.

Good luck.

[edited by - sirob on December 2, 2002 4:45:50 PM]

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Yep as it has already been mentioned. I have the book to but the cd''s sdk sucks and won''t load right. So I downloaded it off microsofts web site. But then again I have DSL. And sirob is right your eventually gonna need the whole sdk kit (you really can''t get by with just thatone file). Try downloading the pieces or just set it up to download and let it go for a couple days (just make sure it dosn''t time out). Or get one of the file splitters to download it. If Jim Adams is still around I just want to say the book is being quite helpful. But any idea why the sdk kit is screwed up?

The only thing that defines man from animal is our knowledge of computer programming.

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Is there any work around this as there is no way i can get any down load more the about 95MB as i have no acess to any media able to hanle more than that at the moment.

Thanks

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For some reason, it seems some of the cds went out bad. Most of them were fine from what I can tell, only a small portion of them had problems. Unfortunatelly, it does seem that you may have to download the SDK. Microsoft is very vigilent against people that redist the SDK without their permission, so I can''t split it apart to download.

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Woody FX:

Download the file, uncompress it.
Take out all the samples and crap you''re not going to use.
Compress what''s left.
Ship on Zip Disk.

Alternative: Use winzip for multiple disk archives or winrar(my
fave choice(better compression than zip, but a bit slower)) for
a multi-part archive.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

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Looks like i will have to try that...

But uncompressing it on a MIS system could be difficult as on a college network!

Thanks

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