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Hey, Ive been programming for DirectX 9b for some time now and i am getting quite bored of all the advanced features and power of the DX9. Ive been thinking of starting to program in DirectX 6 or lower. Does anyone have an SDK for a DX version 6 or lower? Or does anyone know where to get it? Cheers

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[lol] I assure you, your "boredom" will change to pure rage and frustration if you go back to DX6. Plus, why would reducing the feature set help you? There are *tons* more things that you can do with DX9. Perhaps the problem here is that you can't find good things to do with the SDK - not that the SDK isn't good enough [wink]

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I can't tell if you are completely 'serious' by this post, but if you are bored and are looking to develop in a lower version of DirectX for learning reasons... why not try OpenGL?

OpenGL isn't "weaker" by any means (that's not why I suggested it), but it works/writes slightly differently... and it's always good to learn another way to do things. Learn a lot by making an engine with different tools.

Going 'back in time' via DirectX will cause only trouble, if you go back too far and work with DirectDraw, you run the chance of not being able to run it in WindowsXP. (I will forever be bitter at having to use virtual machine with Windows 98 to play Tie Fighter).

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