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I am trying to compile a program on the "tricks of the windows game programming gurus" but I get linker errors because I am using version 8 of the sdk. Anyone know where I can download version 6? I tried to use the cd that comes with the book to install it but it always gives me an error message before it finishes (i think the cd is too old and scratched). Thanks

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You can get a free CD replacement from

http://www.samspublishing.com/FAQdetail.cfm?item=4953

BTW I have DX8 SDK installed, and my DX6 code works just fine. You must be doing something wrong. Are your linking with ddraw.lib and dxguid.lib?

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I have "windows95 game programming for dummies"
and "tricks of the game programming gurus"

Both api''s from these books will compile with DX8 if you link all the .dll used fo directdraw, dsound, and dinput. Just look in the SDK lib folders and include them all...

You will then have to modify your direct input code which I posted on another thread. started by "parklife" called "dinput problem"

hope this helps!

This is fun I actually learned enought to help out others!



big kid with adult powers

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Thanks! I forgot to link the ddraw.lib (not used to it in dx8) duh! Thanks for the help on getting dinput to work, that was my next question

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