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    Ok. I'm learning Win32 stuff (though right now it's mostly in console, ie Playsound etc) and can make a warning box, and a window. But is there any way to put a picture to the screen in Win32. (Yes I did try the link in the FAQ to windows but It doesn't work for me)
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    Look up BitBlt and GDI in MSDN. It's not the fastest and not really suitable for a large scale game but it's a simple place to cut your teeth in graphics in Win32.

    Hunter2 made a space-shooter game with GDI and the first game I ever made was with GDI (a yathzee style game).

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    Unhappy Tutorial plz

    I can't find a good winapi tutorial can someone post one?

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    Try out Sunlight's site for good Win32 tutorial.

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    Talking THX

    Thank u ill look at it

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    Jdinger's link is where I learned most of my GDI stuff; another site I found useful was TheForger's tutorial. Another site here seems to have nice information on displaying bitmaps too (shows you how to display a bitmap either a resource or a file), and you can also go to gametutorials.com, in the Win32 section. Another valuable resource is the MSDN library, although the one on the internet might be harder to use since (I think) it doesn't have an index feature.
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    and you can also go to gametutorials.com, in the Win32 section.
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