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All i was looking for was a beginner book !!!!! :-(

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av    106
I posted a query for a good beginner book on directX and what i got was a great no. of books SOme of them Are :- Tricks of the WIndows Game Programming Gurus :- andrew Lamothe Programming ROle playing Games With DirectX :- Jim Adams Special Effects Game Programming with DirectX :- Mason McCusskey Programming with DirectX 8.0 :- Andrew lamothe The Zen of Direct3D Game Programming Zen of Game Programming Could anyone plz suggest a book for someone who is a real newbie but am dedicated to learn the topic.. Like abt the TOTWGPG by Andrew Lamothe someone said that he uses DX 6.0 so it wont be a good choice ??? Anyone kind enough to mention any book n its pros n cons for a complete beginner !!! I am thinking abt Andrew Lamothe''s book :- Tricks of the windows ... Will it be a good choice ?? :- aV

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JonnyBoy    122
Well definately stear clear of Zen. A lot of people seem to have issues with it.

Have you checked all the reviews for these books on this site ?


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ktuluorion    393
quote:
Original post by JonnyBoy
Well definately stear clear of Zen. A lot of people seem to have issues with it.

Have you checked all the reviews for these books on this site ?





Here are my recommendations:

TYWGPFD (Lamothe) is a good book. Buy it, ignore taht it is DX 6.0. It is close enough to 7.0, and you learn the CONCEPTS whcih is the imporant thing. If you have some extra cash and want to spring for a better book, get Tricks of the windows game programming gurus or whatever it is called, the other lamothe book. I have issues with lamothe''s books though, he likes to wrap things up in wrappers, and he likes to use outdated video modes, but he''s great for beginners.

The other books are more advanced, but not much.

I own both of the two i have recommended. If you are an utter newbie, they are good. I was unfortunately quite disappointed, but I have a wealth of experience.

-Mike

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