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Ive been using LaMothe''s "Tricks" book and been trying to use functions from header files he made that I include in my program. I often get error messages like these and I dont know what they mean or how to fix them Animal.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "int __cdecl Load_Bitmap_File(struct BITMAP_FILE_TAG *,char *)" (? Load_Bitmap_File@@YAHPAUBITMAP_FILE_TAG@@PAD@Z) Animal.obj : error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol "int __cdecl DDraw_Fill_Surface(struct IDirectDrawSurface4 *,int)" (? DDraw_Fill_Surface@@YAHPAUIDirectDrawSurface4@@H@Z) Debug/Animal.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 2 unresolved externals Error executing link.exe. Ive seen errors like this a lot, not just in this example and they have always confused me. What Ive been trying to do lately is load a bitmap from a file and put it on the screen using his functions, but I cant get it to work. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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The problem is that you have to include the 3 library files into your project. Also, you have to go to the project then settings then link tab to include the libraries for directx...like ddraw.lib,dsound.lib,dinput.lib
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Edited by - Nazrix on July 15, 2000 3:44:43 PM

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