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    Advice?

    Hey... I've been reading this forum for awhile.. and, I need some help. I know C pretty well, but I want to learn how to work with graphics... unfortunatly, I can't figure out how to get my compilers to 'work' with DirectX... I have VisualC++ 5.0 (not installed) and the latest beta of Dev-C++... and I got C#. I can't really afford a new compiler... could anybody tell me how to use any of these compilers with DirectX? Thanks... sorry if I sound newbie...

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    Download the Direct X SDK...I don't remember much about setting it up, but it wasn't hard and all you have to do after that is have the correct include(s) and library files in the project. I use Dev-C++, by the way, and it was pretty easy to get working
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    Lol, I'll try that... thanks...

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    Okay... I downloaded and installed the SDK... now umm, how do I get it to work with Dev-C++?

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    Copy sdk\lib\*.* to compiler\includes and sdk\lib\*.* to compiler\includes. Thats it.

    Unless you want to buy a book, I think the easiest way to get started is to look at the examples thats included in the sdk and read the helpfile to understand how things work

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    Thank you .

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