Hi I am like many programmers, being at dos programming with C++ for ages and finally about a month ago I started out in windows. I can create windows, menus, rectangles, pixels, sound cursors and so on. As you can imagine with this under my belt I couldn't wait to get started on my first real program. So I did and as soon as I started I began tor ealise how slow the Windows GDI really is.
Now I have heard that direct X is supposed to be a lot faster and I have got books on it. Its just I don't want to be spending another life time reading up on that if it isn't going to make that much difference to a novice like me.