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Opinion on D3D books... HELP!!

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Zen or Beginning D3D?? Which book to buy? Zen "feels" better but it didn''t get GREAT reviews and half of the book is windows crap which I already know. Beginning D3D is $10 cheaper but no windows crap and got better reviews... but people say you can''t learn enough to build a D3D game from it. (i''m still on directdraw7) i''ll let you guys decide because I''m tired of buying books that are crap. i do have a nice collection but i had to go through a lot of returns @ barnes and noble. They know me by name. Yes it''s sad. -Lewis [m80] Play QUADz MX @ www.m80produxions.com

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I got Beginning D3D, and it does exactly what the topic says.. And its a good book for beginners (and intermediate-- , but there is a lot of "windows crap" there as well.
Important thing is, there is no such thing as a complete bible out there which takes you from beginner to l33t-programmer. You''ll just have to spend you hard-eared money on as many (good) books as it takes, and hope the different perspectives and techniques will give you a solid and flexible platform.

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Don''t get Zen, it teaches you the wrong and most inefficient ways to do things, I can''t vouch for any other books but there must certainly be better books out there.

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hahaha... happy holidays fellaz... I promise I won''t get Zen. They surely mis-titled that one. I found out that Wolfgang is writing a second edition on DirectX 9.0...(beginning) I think it''s going to be in the second quarter next year though...

I should just buy his version now then... I''ll see if I can get any discounts... laterz

-Lewis [m80]
Play QUADz MX @
www.m80produxions.com

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