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Hi, I''ve been reading up on C++ for the last few weeks, my previous knowledge of programming was limited to simpler languages such as Blitz Basic, Dark Basic, and PHP. I decided I wanted to learn something new, so I thought I would try C++ Now, though I think I have a fairly good grasp of C++, but when it comes to graphics I don''t know where to start. I have looked in the Beginner''s Section of this site, but didn''t find anything of much use I was torn between learning OpenGL and DirectX, I have chosen DirectX for now, but after downloading the SDK I found no good tutorials for the beginner, does anyone know of any resources that may help? If not, would you reccomend I learn OpenGL first, and then move onto DirectX? As the tutorials at nehe.gamedev.net look pretty useful. Many thanks, -Toris

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Hi
At [EDIT] http://www.estor.host.sk/directx/tut_src.zip [/EDIT]
you can download source. It was a part of tutorail, but tutorial is in polish langue. So try reading code, it is more "international".

[edited by - Estor on March 5, 2003 3:05:05 AM]

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First and all, i wonder which version of directx are you learning now? well some of us, like me who can''t afford a ATI RADEON 9700 series will stick back to the DX version 8.1 and lower, while those who can.... well DX version 9.0 and above...
so would you mind tell me which version are you using now?

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Well, I've downloaded the v9 SDK, you can still use this with the older cards can't you? - Just not the advanced features?
-Toris

[EDIT]
By the way, that file seems to be corrupt pakloong82
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[edited by - Toris on March 4, 2003 7:34:32 AM]

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I have written a 2D engine in D3D. Very easy to use and learn. If you're interested, you can reach me on AOL Instant Messenger. Screen name's ArmySarj.

If you just want some help as you learn general DX, I can also help you on that.

--Vic--

[edited by - Roof Top Pew Wee on March 4, 2003 11:01:44 AM]

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Hi,
Thanks very much for your offer Vic, I will add you to AIM later
Just thought I''d also post some links to some tutorials I''ve found, a lot of them seem very good, but the one I really want to point out as looking like the best on is:
http://nexe.gamedev.net/ - it''s the nehe alternative for DirectX, I haven''t seen it mentioned in the forums before, so I will mention it now...
Others are:
http://andypike.com/
http://www.myran.com/enilno/
http://www.mvps.org/directx/

Hope that helps other beginners like me!
-Toris

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I guess I''m too late to get you to use SDL. Its really easy to use and on windows platforms, its a wrapper for DirectX (no need to learn all that COM interface stuff).

It is not a 3D api, but it does integrate very nicely with OpenGL.

I would suggest that you at least give it a try ->www.libsdl.org

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