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Hello everyone

About a week ago I've started reading "3D game programming with DirectX 11" by Frank D. Luna. After a few days I came at the point of the initialization. It took me a while to get everything to work properly (linking libraries (especially Effects11.lib) and including wrong paths), but eventually it worked. But all of a sudden (that's what I'm here for, possible causes [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]), not one of my projects works anymore. In each of my projects the program exits at the same line: D3D11CreateDevice. Using breakpoints, I can't step into the line. I don't get any errors or warnings.

The values of the datamembers, just before execution of this method are:

createDeviceFlags = 2; (changed from 0 to 2 at the preceding instruction)
D3D11_SDK_VERSION: speaks for itself. (7 possibilities ofcourse)
&md3dDevice, and &md3dImmediateContext: 0X00000000;
&featureLevel: some random address;

Any possible causes would be appreciated [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
Btw, I've already reinstalled directx sdk (June 2010), after some problems.

[source lang="cpp"]bool D3DApp::InitDirect3D()
// Create the device and device context.

UINT createDeviceFlags = 0;
#if defined(DEBUG) || defined(_DEBUG)
createDeviceFlags |= D3D11_CREATE_DEVICE_DEBUG;

D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL featureLevel;
HRESULT hr = D3D11CreateDevice(
0, // default adapter
0, // no software device
0, 0, // default feature level array

//...remaining thing to do

Edit: Sigh, even code tags don't work -.-
Edit2: Damnit, I don't know anymore, recreated project (new projects, but dragged same files), and now I'm getting the same error I got a few hours ago:
"warning LNK4204: 'C:\Nick\D3D projects\DVD\Code\Test\Debug\vc100.pdb' is missing debugging information for referencing module; linking object as if no debug info C:\Nick\D3D projects\DVD\Code\Test\Effects11d.lib(d3dx11dbg.obj)"

14 warnings. Alle possible solutions I found from google didn't help. Edited by Nick C.

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Hi Nick,

Using a default adapter doesn't work for me either. Perhaps just try to iterate the adapters. (In case you have multiple graphics cards, try to build a device on each and see which one has the best feature level.)

bool D3D::CreateDevice()
// Get the factory, so we can iterate the adapters and later build a swap chain.
if(FAILED(CreateDXGIFactory(__uuidof(IDXGIFactory) ,(void**)&_Factory)))
_Factory = NULL;
UINT createDeviceFlags = 0;
#ifdef _DEBUG
createDeviceFlags |= D3D11_CREATE_DEVICE_DEBUG;
D3D_DRIVER_TYPE driverTypes[] =
UINT numDriverTypes = sizeof( driverTypes ) / sizeof( driverTypes[0] );
unsigned int numFeatureLevels = 3;

// Iterate the driver types (chose the first one that works. -> possible to use software fallback)
for( UINT driverTypeIndex = 0; driverTypeIndex < numDriverTypes; driverTypeIndex++ )
_DriverType = driverTypes[driverTypeIndex];
// Iterate the adapters
for ( UINT i = 0;
_Factory->EnumAdapters(i, &_Adapter) != DXGI_ERROR_NOT_FOUND;
++i )
// Try to create a device
hr = D3D11CreateDevice(_Adapter, _DriverType, NULL, createDeviceFlags, featureLevels, numFeatureLevels, D3D11_SDK_VERSION, &_Device, &_FeatureLevel, &_ImmediateContext);
if (SUCCEEDED(hr)) // pick the first that works (this is not necessarily the best one!)
if( SUCCEEDED( hr ) )
return true;

As for the debug info: do you have built the effect framework on debug and release, and link the correct version respectively?

Best regards,

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Thanks for the answer Tsus, however I've already solved my two problems (but I'll keep your code in mind, might come in handy in the future :)).

As for the LNK4204 warning, I rebuilt the solution in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft DirectX SDK (June 2010)\Samples\C++\Effects11" under debug mode, copied it to my project's directory and linked the correct libraries (which I did so many times...).
But the biggest problem was in fact, only a few Direct3D11 methods could be used properly. As pure frustration, I reinstalled my graphics driver, and it works perfectly now! :)
(don't ask why, how can drivers change by themselves..)

Anyway, thanks for the help, and sorry I posted this topic, but I just wanted some help badly, after hours and hours of messing around.

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