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Newbie: How should I start?

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I''m new to programming with DirectX and I just wanted to know the best way to start. I have the DirectX 8.0 SDK and Visual C++, but I don''t know exactly where I should start.

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Grab a book and work your way through it! Get Jims book "Programming Role Playing Games With DirectX". I''m re-reading it in sequential order this time - it''s fantastic.

Of course you will probably start learning by initializing DirectX, plotting pixels, drawing lines, polygons and then meshes etc ...

Regards

Ray

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Stop by our group. There are coders of all levels helping each other learn by doing. CGP

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First, learn C++. If you don''t know that, you need to before thinking about learning DX or OGL.

If you already know it, then you can start looking at tutorials for DX, or engines.

If you are interested, I have written an engine for making 2D games in D3D. You can reach me on AOL Instant Messenger: ArmySarj.

--Vic--

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