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[windows] does anyone know how to use Cards.dll

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does anyone know how to use cards.dll with Visual c++ 6.0 enterprise preferred (I could reverse enginere it but that would take to long and it would be UNETHICAL )

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What''s unethical about using a DLL that was meant to be used?

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Here is a tutorial on it. It''s in visual basic so it should be easy to convert it to c++.

http://www.rookscape.com/vbgaming/tutU.php

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reverse enginering software of someone elses is unethical to me because they intended it to be hidden so I would prefer to keep it that way.

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  //Cards32.hextern declspec(dllimport) long cdtInit(long dx, long dy);extern declspec(dllimport) long cdtDrawExt(HANDLE hDC, long X, long Y, long dx, long dy, long ordCard, long iDraw, long clr);extern declspec(dllimport) long cdtDraw(HANDLE hDC, long X, long Y, long iCard, long iDraw, long clr);extern declspec(dllimport) long cdtTerm();

...that should do you... just hope it's got a lib
(and don't forget to link the lib!)

Edited by - TrIaD on June 25, 2001 12:15:34 AM

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Dynamically link to it. That way you don''t need a lib for it.

Use the Win32 Api functions
FreeLibrary

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<TrIaD> just hope it''s got a lib

Sounds like someone''s never heard of implib.exe

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If what everyone else said doesn''t help you enough, there is an article on using it on MSDN. It is under the archived periodical articles. I think it might have been in Microsoft Systems Journal from a couple years back. I''m sorry I can''t remember exactly, but I know there is an entire article about this exact topic

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Someone must know where to find a good tutorial on how to use cards.dll or cards32.dll

Right?

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Well, I would say, just like someone else has already, look on MSDN.
Or you can try a search on
google, I alsmot always find what I am looking for there.
You may also consider writing your own, thats what I did, I took the images (I guess I''m bad) and wrote my own drawing routines.

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I wouldn''t consider it unethical; one of the points of a DLL is that it can be used by any number of programs just by dynamically linking -- hence the DL in DLL. I''ve heard about several companies that realize this and don''t put sensitive routines in them...

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Tell that to microsoft the owner of said library - they have put in sensitive routines that block access. hence they wish it to stay private

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