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Alright, I've been trying to get started all day to no avail. I have experience with C++. I can't get Directx to work. I have Borland C++ 5.02 and Visual C++ 6.0. Can someone help me get DirectX working? Also, do I need old 8.1 libs if I want to compile a Directx 8.1 sample? Oh, and I was also wondering if it's at all possible to create a professional quality game without using directx. TIA!

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sorry dont know the awnsers to your first questions because I have never used directX but you can use opengl to make profesional quality games. Just take a look at Doom 3.

EDIT: did you try looking in the documentation?

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You need to dload the DirectX SDK from Microsoft. From that point using it in MSVC shouldnt be a problem (I didnt have any).

Yes, you can write a high quality game w/o dx. you can use OpenGL for graphics, OpenAL or FMOD for sounds and other libs for whatever you want to do. Doom3 uses OpenGL. So do many other games.

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