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Hi! i would buy your book Programming RPG with DirectX but i find these: http://www.gorilla.it/gorilla/product.asp?sku=1931841098&dept%5Fid= and http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1931841098/qid%3D1043011116/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-6815581-9484832 are there some difference? Could you suggest other better or more new book? (I Think this is the better but you know more of me!) Also: Is in this book explained how make an 3D rpg step by step from A at Z? Import 3D character and world, move, jump....? THX THX

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Same book - it''s just the book cover was redesigned at one point. The book covers using DirectX 8.0, but my website contains an update to use DX8.1.

My book shows how to create a 3-D engine, 2-D engine, mixed 2-D and 3-D engine, scripting, object and character control, plus much more. The book does come with a demo RPG w/full source code.

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Same book - it's just the book cover was redesigned at one point.


so the pages are perfectly indentical ?

[edited by - Link on January 20, 2003 8:30:34 AM]

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I have a question too, I didnt know who to ask and who better than the author...

I love the book, and read a lot of it already...I jump around to parts that interest me more than others..then i dive in and hack code and stuff...my question isnt a coding one, its more of a artistic one...

I have truespace 4.1, and know it can load x files but it has a problem loading the character .x files from (i think is the char demo..running around casting spells fighting in a small arena). I was curious what program could load and mess with .x file animations primairly? (like i said truespace 4.1 can do it, but it has real problems with animations and the characters dont load im guessing because of their animations)

What are some good programs/modelers that can handle this, i thought milkshape3d could do this, but it doesnt seem to be able to export (could of been import) .x files....

Any ideas?

-Shane

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try amabilis'' 3d canvas if it works, it can import/export x file format complete with the animations and skinning infos,

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What is 3d canvas?




However Jim Adams can you answare if the pages are perfectly indentical or there are some little difference?











[edited by - Link on January 20, 2003 8:48:07 AM]

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I''m sorry i understand! I''m sorry
Another thing: With this book i will study directX 8.0, after with your site i update my knowless at 8.1. But when i will want stdudy DirectX 9.0 Do you thing there are lot''s of difference with from directX 8.1 to directx 9.0?

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You should be able to use DX9.0 with little difficulty - there''s not much of a difference. The # of pages and the text are the same - the book cover that says DX8.0 is wrong - that''s the cover used during the design phase. It was actually published with the cover that doesn''t say 8.0.

Jim Adams

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