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I'm using VC++ 2008 Express and directx 9.0c, yet in the sdk samples there are no direct play samples, yet in directx 9.0b there are a few. I can run all the directx 9.0c samples fine but when I try to run the directx 9.0b ones, I keep running into brick walls (i.e missing lib, ico, and include files). Even once I get all the includes for the directx 9.0b sdk added to the directories I still have a plethora of issues (i.e. dplay.lib can be found nowhere, incorrect defines or my favorite "error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'PVOID64'") So I was wondering is there a central database or collection of updated sample files for each SDK release. A place where I can find networking samples that will work cleanly with directx 9.0c, so I can stop beating my head against the wall... Thanks, Vanz

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Im pretty sure DirectPlay was removed after DirectX 8 SDK?
There are other Networking API's that you can use such as the Winsock API.

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DirectPlay's been retired for a reason: It's not very good. You'd really be better off using a more modern networking technology; even pure sockets would be better than using DirectPlay.

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Original post by cNoob
Im pretty sure DirectPlay was removed after DirectX 8 SDK?
There are other Networking API's that you can use such as the Winsock API.


Hmm they added a bunch of samples in the dx 9.0b sdk for it, just checked:

DirectX_9.0b_SDK\Samples\C++\DirectPlayAddressOverride
ChatPeer
DataRelay
LobbyClient
Maze
...etc

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Original post by cNoob
DirectPlay's been retired for a reason: It's not very good. You'd really be better off using a more modern networking technology; even pure sockets would be better than using DirectPlay.


Could you offer a url, book or an example please...

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