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I have displayed the font using CD3D but the text goes behind the objects. How can I make it to be always on top for like health, ammo etc.... And is thurr a list of colors anywhere on the web? Because I have no idea what they are except for 0xff000000 = white. Thanks a lot. -Rob

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here is how you figure out the colors
and 0xff000000 should not be white....it shoult be black actually

"0x" means it is a hex number
00 - first two places are for the color red
00 - second two places are for color green
00 - last two places are for color blue

00 - lowest value
ff - highest value

you know color ranges from 0 to 255 right ?

well 00 = 0 and ff = 255

it is just converting decimal numbers to binary numbers and then putting them in the right place in the color number


unsigned int color = 0;
unsigned int alpha = 255; // all visible or transparent i dont remember

// just some random color

unsigned int red = 63;
unsigned int green = 199;
unsigned int blue = 0;

// put alpha in correct place

alpha = (alpha << 6);
// put red in correct place using shifts

red = (red << 4);
// put green in correct place

green = (green << 2);
// blue is already in correct place

// OR them together to get the color

color = alpha | red | green | blue;

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To generate those colors, look at the D3DCOLOR_ARGB or D3DCOLOR_XRGB macros. All you do is input the correct integer value (0-255) for A(alpha), R, G, and B. They work pretty much the same as the code ncsu gave.

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__A R G B

alpha red green blue, each one is trated as a hex pair 00 - ff if you dont know hex, the digits are.... 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, a, b, c, d, e, f (jsut a note its not case sensitive and i actually prefer caps)

so... ff = 255
hex | decimal
00 = 0

01 = 1

10 = 16

20 = 32

40 = 64

uhhh.. hope that helped, if not, this may


decimal number = (HexDigit1 * 16) + HexDigit2

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I see, but what if there is 3 numbers. Say 123, how whould you turn that into a decimal. Or can hexideciamls only be 2 digits. Thanks


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