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# DirectX sprite size units?

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Hi everyone,

I'm a bit confused about the units used to define sprite sizes and things in D3D9. I have a 205x340 image which I'm trying to use as a sprite, and the ID3DXSprite::Draw method takes a sprite rectangle to define the area of the image to be drawn. I want to draw the top half of the image, so I put in the following rect:

RECT spriteRect = {0, 0, 205, 170};


However, this doesn't take the top half of the sprite. So my question is, what units are used by the ID3DXSprite::Draw method to cut out the image to be used? It doesn't appear to be the size of the source image itself - I can't think what else it is.

Thanks!

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ID3DXSprite works in pixel coordinates, with (0, 0) being the top left of the screen. Your issue is probably that your texture is being scaled up to the next power-of-2 dimension (256x512 in your case). This is the default behavior of D3DXCreateTextureFromFile, and it's done in order to accommodate older harder that has no or limited support for non-power-of-2 dimensions. If you don't care about that, you can call D3DXCreateTextureFromFileEx with parameters that indicate that you don't want it upscaled.

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That seems to be the problem. I thought it might be something to do with resolution or something!

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