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DDraw or DGraphics... I'm confused

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Now that Direct X 8 is out will games I write using Direct Draw work? I have a book on Direct X 8 that uses Direct Draw even though I have heard it has been erased. Even if I can use Direct Draw in DX8 will it run fast for my 2D games that I make? This is quite important as I am not quite sure what to do now... Direct Draw or .... hm.... Thanks if you can help - Jesse (sorry about all the posts... you guys are really helpful and very smart... thanks a bunch)

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DirectX is backwards compatible, so a game that uses Direct Draw (from DirectX 7) will work on a computer with DirectX 8 installed. But you might need the DirectX 7 SDK to develop it, im not sure thought.

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You will not need the DX 7 SDK as its basically included with DX 8 You will have no problems writing Direct Draw stuff. You will be using the DX 7 version to use Direct Draw but it is still in there (or atleast I''ve been able to compile my old stuff still).

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