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Dazzy

Somethings bugging me!

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Hi all! I''m very new to C++ and DirectX, but I was looking at the .X format last night, and although I believe I understand most of it, how the UUID is come about is bugging me! Can anyone tell me how this is obtained? Thanks Dazzy

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I don''t know anything about the .x format, but a UUID is a "Universally Unique IDentifier" - a 128-bit number that is unique to that object. Usually, they''re generated based on the NAC installed, the current time, a random number or (more likely) a combination of these things.

There''s a utility that comes with the platform SDK which will generate a UUID (or GUID, "Globally Unique IDentifier" - the same thing, basically) called "guidgen.exe".


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OK thanks,

I''ll go take a look at that, but I have a feeling I won''t ever fully understand how these numbers are created and its gonna bug me!



Thanks

Dazzy

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