I would like to make a fake soundcard driver, so i can capture the sound from every program with my application. The idea is that when an application plays the sound to my fake soundcard, i can capture it without any quality loss.
The problem is that im unknow in the area of making drivers. I read that i need ddk (driver development kit) from ms, but i wonder if i can do it without the ddk. I already have acces to msdn, which also includes some documentation of the ddk, but AFAIK there arent any examples included with this msdn. I read there is an example soundcard driver that can be used as a startingpoint, but i cant find it in the msdn installation directory.
Am i trying to do the impossible? Or is it absolutely necessary to pay ms 200 bucks for the ddk before i can make a simple driver. If someone has some code i can use, it would be greatly appreciated .