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Amadeus2

Regarding "Programming Role Playing Games with DirectX" book

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Amadeus2    122
I just ordered this book after reading some glowing reviews at http://www.gamedev.net/columns/books/bookdetails.asp?ProductID=172 ...and was wondering if anyone knows if it will be a major problem using the concepts in the book with DirectX 9 ..or, should I stay with DirectX 8(8.1) while using the book? This is my first plunge into DirectX, so I thought I''d ask (ie, I have no idea how major the differences are between 8 and 9). Thanks!

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mago    115
I''m not an expert but as far as I know DirectX maintains full compatibility with older versions so you can have DirectX 9 installed while using DirectX 8 interfaces...

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Kihaji    122
DirectX is based upon the COM "architecture". The defining point of COM is the fact that newer version mainain not only compatibilty, but functional(as in methods) compatibilty. That means using DX9 you can still, through a convuluted way, get access to DX8 and below functions.

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Raloth    379
How to port from DirectX 8 to DirectX 9:

1) Replace 8s with 9s
2) Compile

[edited by - Raloth on May 29, 2003 11:53:40 PM]

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ACAC    122
I have that book and i used some of the code or learnt from it to write my own, and my code uses direct x 9. DX9 Basically has a few more features than dx8 And i would reccomend it as its quite a good book=).

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