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Geoffery

DirectX Tutorials?

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Hi, Are there any good DirectX tutorials on the internet that you guys/gals could recommend? I have no DirectX experince what so ever so it would need to start with very basic DirectX. Thanks.

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tutorials are for intermediate and advanced programmers. tutorials are basicly like this:

"hi, i''m going to teach you how to program with directx with good code examples and good explination of them."

and then later on in the tutorial you''ll get this:

"well, i dont exactly know what this does...but here''s 50 lines of code that nobody really understands (i think): ..."

(im being sarcastic)

what you need is a book. there are a few good books like: "DirectX for Dummies" and "Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus" (also referred to as TOTWGPG)

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Thanks a lot. I will look into those books. I know of TOTWGPG but I will look at DirectX for dummies also. Thanks again.

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Actually, I have a book made by the same author as "Tricks of Game Programming Gurus." It is "Windows Game Programming For Dummies." Get TOTGPG and Win Game Prog For Dummies. First read Win Game Prog For Dummies, then TOTGPG.

-Alex

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quote:
Original post by Geoffery

What is the difference between DirectX and Direct3D?

Oh.....my....god....

(nes8bit runs away while screaming in terror to the door.)



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Direct3D is only a sub part of DirectX. DirectX is a programming API that contains the following parts:

DirectDraw
Direct3D
DirectInput
DirectPlay
DirectSound
DirectMusic
etc

Direct3D is the part that speaks to the 3D accelerators thus helping you make 3D applications.

- WitchLord

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Have a look at the DirectDraw tutorials on this site. There''s a few good ones there. Also, have a look at the directx sdk help, its pretty good. But I''d reccommend getting a book first, above all else.

- Daniel

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