*off topic* I second that. If you have a problem with Hunter2 (not sure why you would anyway, he hasn't done anything to provoke it) then take it off line. Your posts towards him come off as a personal attack and have nothing to offer this thread.
*on topic* Dark Viper if you don't want to download the DX SDK, most game programming books that teach DX come with it on CD.
As for the GDI, Hunter2 what do you think about making a small set of tutorials on using the GDI? PM me if you interested and we can divy up which parts we'll each work on.