Directx SDK Documentation

This is a discussion on Directx SDK Documentation within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Hi! Can someone please tell me where I can find the Directx 7.0 SDK documentation? I know that many would ...

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    Directx SDK Documentation

    Hi! Can someone please tell me where I can find the Directx 7.0 SDK documentation? I know that many would suggest I get the SDK, or simply get a higher version of the Directx, but I cannot do either. The Directx 7.0 SDK is too large for my slow net connection to download. I do, of course, have the files necessary to develop for Directx 7, but I lack the all important documentation and tutorials that come with the SDK. Thanks to anyone who can provide me with any information! If it is not possible to get them seperatly, is it possible to use a download manager when getting the directx 7 SDK? Further, will the SDK properly install on Windows XP Home Edition? Thanks! ^_^

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention that the reason I can't develop for a higher version of Directx is because my target audience is older computers that may not yet have Directx 8 or 9.

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    Just because you are using a newer version of the SDK does not mean you can't develop for DX 7. Thanks to COM, you can develop for your SDK version down.

    I'm just like you, I got a slow dial-up connection. I got a 56k modem, but my ISP is limited to 24k. Trust me, this is the fastest dial-up ISP in my area *sigh*. Well, this summer I'll get DSL.

    Oops, got off subject. I know how slow dial-up is, so I got my friend to download it. He's on cable. Thank goodness for friends .

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    Like frenchfry said you can still develop for Dx7 with the Dx8 or 9 SDK. You'll want to add the following line(s) to your source:

    Code:
    #ifndef DIRECTDRAW_VERSION
    #define DIRECTDRAW_VERSION 0x0700
    #endif
    #ifndef DIRECTINPUT_VERSION
    #define DIRECTINPUT_VERSION 0x0700
    #endif
    //etc, etc for each component you use
    From the way your original question read it looks like you asking for the documentation and that you just want the help file/examples for Dx7 specific things, like Ddraw. If that's the case, I uploaded it to my site for you to download it here (5 MBs).

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    Thanks so much to both of you! Jdinger, I really apperciate the fact that you loaded the documentation onto your site. I will download it as soon as I get home from school. Thanks! ^_^

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