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DirectX SDK....Help Needed.

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I want to start game programming.. I have read that u need to download DirectX SDK.. But i don't know which SDK... Cuz there are many SDK versions on Microsoft DirectXSDK Website. I am using Windows XP SP2. And DirectX 9,0C is installed with it... I have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition... Can u plz guide me that which version of DirectX SDK i should download(providde me the link if u don't mind)... I am student of B.Sc. Computer science and have one and half year to learn game programming before step into my professional life. I want to learn all aspects of game programming... Thanks.

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Thanks but,,,,

I was going to download it, i read this in the end...

******************************************************
The DirectX SDK No Longer Contains...

The DirectX SDK no longer contains the following components:


Direct3D8 and all of the earlier versions
Direct3D RM
DirectAnimation
DirectMusic
DirectInput7 and all of the earlier versions
DirectPlay
DirectPlayVoice
DirectX8-era HRESULT conversion routines
Managed DirectX samples and documentation
Developers wanting to use these components will need to download the August 2007 DirectX SDK, available from MSDN.
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Now i want to ask that these components are not required for game programming???

And give me little bit explanation of above components...

Can i program with out them.. And handle sound, animation voice and etc???

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The components you listed as being removed are all old ones - you can write games and multimedia software just fine without them. If you're supporting a legacy application (one written in the late 90's for example) then you might be affected, and also if you want to use DX from a managed language...

hth
Jack

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I have download it and install it.

Now i don't know how to setup DirectX SDK with VC++ Express edition.

Any one will help me.

Provide me the link if possible.

I have tried google but not found any thing meaningful.

Thanks in advance.

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After they are both installed, open windows explorer, and find a project you like in the dxsdk, and double click on the project file (.sln). VC will load, and then hit F5 to compile, and run.

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Ensure you've got a Platform SDK (aka "Windows SDK") installed and configured correctly as Express Edition doesn't include this by default. Use your favourite search engine for details.

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Original post by Hello Kitty
After they are both installed, open windows explorer, and find a project you like in the dxsdk, and double click on the project file (.sln). VC will load, and then hit F5 to compile, and run.
Whilst this technically works it's not the preferred route - the files you're referring to are the templates. You really should use the Sample Browser and "install project" links to make appropriate copies and work from there. Modifying the template files may render them unusable later and there's no easy way to roll-back.

hth
Jack

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