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Is the DX8.1 AppWizard worth using?

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God knows other ''wizards'' make some icky, icky things... is it worth using this one? -Normie the Infinitely Clueless

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The AppWizard is dealing with all the initialization stuff, window and device creation.

You will save a lot of time using it.


Laurent - http://www.lafaqmfc.com/
My little game: http://www.lafaqmfc.com/home/play_starshooter.htm

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Another posibility is creating your own classes for setting it up. You do it once, and you learn how it works.

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(Contrary to: You have no clue what the code created does, and you lean nothing, and you rely on other peoples code)

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I''m using MFC and therefore already have a framework. So I "adapted" the MS code to work with MFC. I also have a nice plugin architecture, where I write a plugin dll to do just the stuff I want and my driver exe does the dirty work.

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I highly suggest using the directx appwizard, esp if your new...You can gain a lot of insight on how to setup stuff, esp the network...

I created a tetris like clone (in 3d) with network play in about 2 weeks (with a few breaks here and there )

it gives you action mapping (changing the keys on the fly), network, sound, music, graphics, 3d models, etc...all in one nice little paackage.


P.S. you can find the appwizard and other little goodies here :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?URL=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/MSDN-FILES/027/001/775/msdncompositedoc.xml

[edited by - Pactuul on March 23, 2002 2:17:40 AM]

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