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I want to learn how to make a game using directX, very simple game just 2D, but where do I start. I mean how do I display my character walking around on screen using directX

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Hi there busyme,
How are you doing buddy?

[The Problem]
Where to start programming in DirectX and more specifically focusing on creating a game.

[The Solution]
You made want to start taking a look at the Coding4Fun game development tutorial

I hope this helps buddy.
Take care.

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www.vbprogramming.8k.com <-- my site ;).

I'm not even sure what language you want to use, but if you want to use VB.NET, go out and buy it for about $100 (or get the '2005 Express Edition' and work on some of my tutorials, then work your way up to DirectX (I've got a 3rd person camera tutorial there as well).

-The Pentium Guy

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You've got some good ideas already, but just to add my $0.02 [smile]

Don't aim too high to start with, I know its probably a bit boring - but getting a couple of textured cubes spinning on the screen is a reasonable goal for starting with Direct3D. You can learn a lot of theory and background about Direct3D (and D3D programming) by mastering a relatively simple program.

Getting a fully animated character moving around on the screen is quite a step up the ladder, so don't be too disheartened if it takes you a while to get there [smile]

Also, for some better answers you might well want to let us know what sort of a programming background you have - as there are a few different ways of using DirectX depending on what language/platform you want to work with (e.g. "Managed DirectX" and "Native DirectX" are different things).

hth
Jack

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Well thank you for all these really helpfull replies. I code in C++, you would say intermediate programmer. I been coding C++ for 2 month straight non-stop, well this is the third. How non-stop because I was taking college course on C++, we made programs and games and I learned A LOT by making games.

So I am going to learn advanced C++ next quarter ^^ .

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