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Hey guys i am working on making a connect 4 game using C++ and directx. I have read the book Introduction to 3D game programming with directx 9.0c: A shader approach from cover to cover. Now i have written connect 4 with C++ and just text and it works fine. I have recently decided to convert this project over and just directx for rendering. The book has an example framework that i am using to base my project off of, it takes care of setting up the render device and everything associated with it. The only thing that i have to do is load the resources, do the update logic, and render everything. Well the rendering part is getting the better of me. I'm trying to use a sprite to cover the screen with that contains the game board but when rendered is not on there all the way. I'm not sure what i am doing wrong but here is the code for the file that i am writing. Here is my source code for that file. I will includes the other files if someone suspects them of causing the problem.
// File: Connect4.cpp
// Desc: main application file for the connect 4 game
// Author: Chris Miller
// Date: 6/12/08

#include "d3dApp.h"
#include "Tools.h"
#include "DirectInput.h"
#include <crtdbg.h>
#include <tchar.h>

class Connect4 : public D3DApp
	Connect4(HINSTANCE hInstance, std::string winCaption, D3DDEVTYPE devType, DWORD requestedVP);

	bool checkDeviceCaps();
	void onLostDevice();
	void onResetDevice();
	void updateScene(float dt);
	void drawScene();

	// helper draw functions
	void drawBackground();

	ID3DXSprite*		mSprite;		// application sprite
	IDirect3DTexture9*	mBackground;	// background texture
	D3DXVECTOR3			mBkgrdCntr;		// center of the background texture

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE prevInstance,
				   PSTR cmdLine, int showCmd)
	// enable run-time memory check for debug builds.
	#if defined(DEBUG) | defined(_DEBUG)

	Connect4 app(hInstance, "Connect 4 - v.0.1", D3DDEVTYPE_HAL, D3DCREATE_HARDWARE_VERTEXPROCESSING);
	gd3dApp = &app;

	gDInput = &di;

	return gd3dApp->run();

Connect4::Connect4(HINSTANCE hInstance, std::string winCaption, D3DDEVTYPE devType, DWORD requestedVP)
:D3DApp(hInstance, winCaption, devType, requestedVP)
	if (!checkDeviceCaps())
		logError("checkDeviceCaps - FAILED");

	HR(D3DXCreateSprite(gd3dDevice, &mSprite));

	HR(D3DXCreateTextureFromFile(gd3dDevice, "gameboard.bmp", &mBackground));
	mBkgrdCntr = D3DXVECTOR3(353.0f, 303.0f, 0.0f);


	// release resources

bool Connect4::checkDeviceCaps()
	// Nothing to check
	return true;

void Connect4::onLostDevice()
	// reset any device that needs to be reset

void Connect4::onResetDevice()
	// Call the onResetDevice of other objects.

	// Sets up the camera 1000 units back looking at the origin.
	D3DXVECTOR3 pos(0.0f, 0.0f, -1000.0f);
	D3DXVECTOR3 up(0.0f, 1.0f, 0.0f);
	D3DXVECTOR3 target(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f);
	D3DXMatrixLookAtLH(&V, &pos, &target, &up);
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetTransform(D3DTS_VIEW, &V));

	// The following code defines the volume of space the camera sees.
	GetClientRect(mhMainWnd, &R);
	float width  = (float)R.right;
	float height = (float)R.bottom;
	D3DXMatrixPerspectiveFovLH(&P, D3DX_PI*0.25f, width/height, 1.0f, 5000.0f);
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetTransform(D3DTS_PROJECTION, &P));

	// This code sets texture filters, which helps to smooth out distortions
	// when you scale a texture.  
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetSamplerState(0, D3DSAMP_MAGFILTER, D3DTEXF_LINEAR));
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetSamplerState(0, D3DSAMP_MINFILTER, D3DTEXF_LINEAR));
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetSamplerState(0, D3DSAMP_MIPFILTER, D3DTEXF_LINEAR));

	// This line of code disables Direct3D lighting.
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetRenderState(D3DRS_LIGHTING, false));
	// The following code specifies an alpha test and reference value.
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetRenderState(D3DRS_ALPHAREF, 10));
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetRenderState(D3DRS_ALPHAFUNC, D3DCMP_GREATER));

	// The following code is used to setup alpha blending.
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetTextureStageState(0, D3DTSS_ALPHAARG1, D3DTA_TEXTURE));
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetTextureStageState(0, D3DTSS_ALPHAOP, D3DTOP_SELECTARG1));
	HR(gd3dDevice->SetRenderState(D3DRS_SRCBLEND, D3DBLEND_SRCALPHA));

	// Indicates that we are using 2D texture coordinates.

void Connect4::updateScene(float dt)
	// get snapshot of input devices

	// check for key input and display appropriate column
	if (gDInput->keyDown(DIK_1))
		MessageBox(0, "You are in column 1", "Column", MB_OK);
	else if (gDInput->keyDown(DIK_2))
		MessageBox(0, "You are in column 2", "column", MB_OK);
	else if (gDInput->keyDown(DIK_3))
		MessageBox(0, "You are in column 3", "column", MB_OK);
	else if (gDInput->keyDown(DIK_4))
		MessageBox(0, "You are in column 4", "column", MB_OK);
	else if (gDInput->keyDown(DIK_5))
		MessageBox(0, "You are in column 5", "column", MB_OK);
	else if (gDInput->keyDown(DIK_6))
		MessageBox(0, "You are in column 6", "column", MB_OK);

void Connect4::drawBackground()
	// draw the background sprite
	HR(mSprite->Draw(mBackground, 0, &mBkgrdCntr, 0, D3DCOLOR_XRGB(255,255,255)));

void Connect4::drawScene()
	HR(gd3dDevice->Clear(0, 0, D3DCLEAR_TARGET | D3DCLEAR_ZBUFFER, D3DCOLOR_XRGB(0,0,0), 1.0f, 0));



	HR(gd3dDevice->Present(0, 0, 0, 0));

EDIT: could it also be that my background texture is not power of 2? would that cause it to not render properly? [Edited by - moose517 on June 13, 2008 6:01:46 PM]

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ok, so i changed my texture to 1024x1024 and it renders right now but the part that i want is not the full texture, so i would assume that i need to use a source rectangle to actually draw it. And i can't seem to get alphatesting to work, i don't wanna show the background so that the pieces show through.

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ok, so i resolved my issues i found them and corrected them, now i got a question for everyone out there. i want my gameboard and piece to stretch to the size of the window when it is resized how is this done? I would assume its done via scaling somehow but would appreciate your input.

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