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Ive been reading through alot of books and I understand quite a bit but I dont feel like doing all the initialization code. Does anyone know where I can get the most basic,bare bones direct3d engine?

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The books I have are basically all when 3d stuff was new so their d3d support is very minimal if any at all.

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The basic compilation gives me a few errors. plus it wont let me edit anything. :-/ I dont get that.

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As to the compile errors, you might want to read his early tutorials. I think he covers setting up your build environment.

You can''t edit the files because they are read-only. Remove the read-only attribute from the files and you should be ok.

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hmm, it was a read only problem. Ok ill read threw the tutorials... theres alot of em.
If anyone knows a quick fix heres the errors:
C:\dx\dhEngine.h(181) : error C2065: ''D3DRS_NORMALORDER'' : undeclared identifier
C:\dx\dhEngine.h(181) : error C2057: expected constant expression
C:\dx\dhEngine.h(224) : warning C4200: nonstandard extension used : zero-sized array in struct/union
C:\dx\dhEngine.h(226) : error C2229: class ''dhEngine'' has an illegal zero-sized array

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Ive been reading through alot of books and I understand quite a bit but I dont feel like doing all the initialization code. Does anyone know where I can get the most basic,bare bones direct3d engine?


Don''t you think that you''re being a little lazy? If you don''t want to that one little thing, then what''re you doing programming. Why don''t you just put it in a class or function?

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There are a plethora of tutorials covering directx initialization. Pick one and move on.

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Same here. A couple weeks ago my dad put a program on my computer while I was at work and was bragging because he cleaned my computer up. I came home and was missing 180 megabytes of programming stuff, including most of the DirectX SDK. I''ve lost count on how many times I''ve had to start over.

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Pick your favorite demo out of a book. Rip out their code and put in yours.



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What version of DirectX do you use? I have a base engine you can derive from if you use DirectX 8.1 or ^. It has Windows and DirectX. It uses a variable array function (or whatever it is called) for error logging. Windows and DirectX are not wrapped, it has all of the variables and a single create function. It stores the title, width, and height. Also it is for fullscreen (so I don't worry about the caption because it uses the WS_POPUP flag).

[edit] And if you want I could recomment it (I don't comment the basic stuff).

[edited by - Programmer16 on January 23, 2004 10:08:14 PM]

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