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hi i want to learn how to program simple direct x things so i can start making a game. can someone show me how to program a couple basic things, i appreciate it. thanks. Carmen

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Start with any of the tutorial sites found here. Also, if you want to get into D3D, make sure you learn some graphics theory first. It will help you tremendously.

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thanks guy. hows direct x different from direct 3d. a game like counter-strike is made off direct x am i right? but in video options they give u an option for "Open GL, Direct 3D, and software mode" what are these?

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DirectX includes Direct3D as well as many other components including:
DirectAudio (DirectSound + DirectMusic)
DirectPlay
DirectShow
DirectInput
and of course Direct3D
(DirectDraw in versions 7 and less)

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wow you''re really good at this. is there a way you can tell me a little more about direct x through aim or something. I''d really appreciate it. thanks.

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First, you should learn to program before you jump into DirectX (if you have already, sorry). Direct3D is an API for 3d drawing while DirectX is a group of API''s covering everything from graphics to input to networking etc. Direct3D is one component of DirectX. For your other question, counterstrike can draw the graphics three ways: it uses DirectX, OpenGL (another 3d graphics library), or does all the 3d math itself (software mode). Hope that helped

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yeah its been helpful. actually i know a little c++. if you gave me some code i might be able to analyze it. but i won''t be able to memorize. i use visual studio.net compiler.

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You should check out the sites in the link circlesoft posted above. There are a lot of good (and free) resources available. It will take time and effort but when you have questions there is a strong community to help. Try to have specific questions and provide detail on your problem and you will usually get an answer within a day or 2.


Stay Casual,

Ken
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Glad to see you''re interested in game programming. It can be challenging and fun. You should get yourself some books on the subject if you''re really serious. Try starting with 3D game programming all-in-one or a similar book.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/159200136X/qid=1082089203/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/102-1552343-9765715?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Leaning game programming strictly from a website isnt really the best way to go. This place is a good resource for asking questions AFTER you''ve tried it on your own with a good book.

Happy coding!

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yea, those LaMonthe books are hit or miss. I learned most of what I know reading LaMonthe's "Programming Role Playing Games with DirectX". Maybe that would work better for you.

Otherwise...just start asking questions. Most of the people on this site are good at answering without much attitude.

Happy coding!

[edited by - boebi on April 15, 2004 12:48:50 AM]

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- boebi, would you please edit that amazon link you posted? It's made the page too wide.

- Just wanted to say that this thread is an example of the quality of this forum. On other GDNet forums, the original poster would've almost certainly been flamed. Thank you all for this

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[edited by - Coder on April 16, 2004 1:19:24 AM]

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www.ultimategameprogramming.com has 4 pages of D3D tutorials

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I''d recommend you read the Forum FAQ, by the way. A bunch of people here have put quite a bit of effort into writing it.

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