What I want to know is whether or not directX 8 made knowledge of D7 and below obsolete.
Direct X8 doesn't have directdraw right? So does that mean learning to use the directdraw functions is a waste of time?
The reason I ask is that almost all books that teach direct X for begginers are using direct X7, are these books worthless now that 8 is the standard?
I want to learn simple 2d directX programming, which is why La Mothe's game programming books tempt me, however if the knowledge they contain is now useless, I suppose i'll just have to wait untill a decent beginner's book for d8 comes along.