Downloading DirectX 8.1

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    Downloading DirectX 8.1

    Do I need to download the whole thing??? Can't I just do the "Microsoft DirectX 8.1 Software Development Kit Componentized Download" and just download the "DirectX 8.1 C++ SDK"??? I won't be doing it in VB or something. Is there anything else besides the "DirectX 8.1 C++ SDK" that I'll need to download to start developing DirectX programs with C/C++??? Does this come with the documentation for learning???

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    Okay, I just downloaded the C++ DirectX. Does it come with documentation (I haven't unzipped it yet)??? Is there anything else I'll need??? Thanks.

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    Is there anything else besides the "DirectX 8.1 C++ SDK" that I'll need to download to start developing DirectX programs with C/C++???
    nope. As long as u have a Windows compiler it should work. For DX programming I suggest VC++.

    Does this come with the documentation for learning???
    Yes. The DX 8 documentation is the best documentation I have seen MS produce, but it is still crap. Find a tutorial or a book to learn from.
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    Good, so I have everything??? Great!!!

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