1) My book ("Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus ed1" ) teaches DirectX 8.1 SDK. Is it fine to have that SDK on for ease-of-understanding w/ the book, or use the updated DirectX 9.0c SDK?
2) Relating to DirectX 8.1 SDK, the book says I need the following library files:
Now, the next three are nowhere to be found in the library folder.
Did MS do their yearly remove & replace somewhere?