1) I might make my terrain in my game as described in http://cprogramming.com/discussionar...eneration.html and I was wondering how you would get the pixel value of a point (i, j) on a surface using DirectX.
2) When I have AIM running along with my full screen game and someone logs on or off, a flashing window pops up in the bottom right hand corner of my screen saying who logged on/off. Can I make it so AIM doesn't have the ability to write to the screen while my game's running? Even commercial games don't do this though so I'm thinking it might not be possible.
3) When I return to my game after alt-tabbing out of it, the screen is just a gray screen. How do I fix this?
Thanks for any help,