i want to get into directx game programming

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    i want to get into directx game programming

    what is required to get into this? i know that i'll need the DX SDK or something, isn't that it? as far as tools, is that's all that's needed? can i just use dev-c++ (bloodshed) as my compiler/ide for dx game programming?

    for learning, what did you use? online resources? can you point me to them?

    thanks!

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    i see this link: http://www.sunlightd.com/Windows/DirectX/

    is this a good one? it doesn't look very indepth though. i am a windows programmer so i do have the "basics", i think. how hard will this be for me to start developing games?

    thanks!

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    As long as we are on topic, does anyone know of where I can get the DirectX SDK CD. I have a 56k modem.





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    Buy a directX book. They always come with one.
    c++->visualc++->directx->opengl->c++;
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    But make sure it's a good, recent book I learned from experience that old books are BAD.

    Stallion, have you developed any games (actual ones that use double buffering and frame-rate limiting and stuff like that) yet in Windows? If so, you can probably start DirectX.

    And yes, you can probably use Bloodshed as long as you set everything up right.

    As for Sunlight's not being indepth, that's probably what you need to start out with. Learn from that and once you've gotten the hang of it, you can search out more detailed/indepth tutorials/books. Or, you can just buy a good book (an up-to-date one, as I pointed out earlier).
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    Poor.

    As most programmers, especially since I'm still in eighth grade, I'm not loaded, so... Does anyone know the website, or, a, (ahem) good book?
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    okay, i think i'll learn the basics from sunlight and then get a book. and no, i havent done any game programming yet. i'm new to this, starting from scratch.

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    i havent tried any of these tuts yet but they look like they cover the basics...

    http://nexe.gamedev.net/

    btw: stan100, where did you get that running gif of link? do you have the animated ones of him facing the other directions too?

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    is there anyway i can download the microsoft directx learning and documentation? that seems useful. thanks for the link!

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    Link...

    Perspective, I went to www.gsarchives.com, and in honor I have changed my avatar to link w/a shield!

    Just go to SNES, then the 'L' section, there are tons of pics
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    Re: Link...

    Originally posted by Stan100
    Perspective, I went to www.gsarchives.com, and in honor I have changed my avatar to link w/a shield!

    Just go to SNES, then the 'L' section, there are tons of pics

    ummm... i get a bad gateway error with that link. typo maybe?

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    http://www.gsarchives.com/

    There was a comma after my link. See:
    http://www.gsarchives.com/,
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    ahhhhh, srry, i didnt notice that. thanx!!

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