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stupid 8.1

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I don''t see anywhere on MSDN to download just the headers, libs, dlls, etc. Well, I guess I need the runtime too. It would be a waste of time to just download the headers and stuff. Never mind.

Tell me, I am just starting to learn Direct3D 8.0 by going through the tutorials in the SDK and trying things out. I just started. Should I download 8.1 and start learning that stuff instead, or should I just stick with 8.0? What should I do?

~Andrew Clark

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I don''t think there is so mush difference between DirectX8.0 and DirectX8.1. Most of the changes, I think, are in the D3DX files. If you know DirectX8.0, you can download DirectX8.1 and continue programming like if you had 8.0. It''s the same thing except for some minor changes.

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actually, i am having a weird error going from 8 to 8.1. I changed absolutely nothing, but suddenly i get:

c:\dxsdk\include\dinput.h: DIRECTINPUT_VERSION undefined. Defaulting to version 0x0800

I have only stared at this for a few minutes trying to figure out why my DIRECTINPUT_VERSION is undefined, so i will probably figure it out about 15 minutes from when i post this,but all i know is it took my frames from 101 to 4 per second. ouch.

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http://therabbithole.redback.inficad.com/tricks/directx81/DXF/DXSDK/

I''ll have the individual directories zipped up late tonight or tommorrow. Right now it''s just installed so you''d have to download individual files.

Ben

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