Help in getting started with DirectX

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    Help in getting started with DirectX

    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:

    ddraw.lib
    dsound.lib
    dinput.lib
    dsetup.lib
    dplayx.lib

    Now, the next three are nowhere to be found in the library folder.

    d3dim.lib
    d3drm.lib
    dsound3d.lib

    Did MS do their yearly remove & replace somewhere?

    Thanks,
    dxfoo

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    i never knew of the last 3 but I know you don't need them.
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    They're mainly for retained and intermediate mode. I can say that d3d8.lib now holds the old file that use to be d3dim.lib.

    I assume that dmusic3d.lib bundled with dsound.lib?

    EDIT: Thanks for the help. The Microsoft message board answered all my questions in great lengths. I feel 1% smarter on DX now lol.
    Last edited by dxfoo; 10-23-2005 at 12:08 PM.

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