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How to begin DirectX

Posted 14 June 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hi guys
I'm a beginner in Game Programming & didn't write my 1st code 4 game yet
I dunno how to begin :wacko:
Really I'm confused about the beginning
I searched more & more but till now I dunno how to begin
I found lessons teaching dorectX 4 beginners
I found D3D tutorials
but Is it enough to learn online from lessons or I should learn from direct experience ??
I hope any one tell me how to begin to do my own code
Thanks in advance


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Re: How to begin DirectX

Posted 14 June 2009 - 11:19 AM

Hi

first of all I would recommend reading this thread :^:

Get a compiler and IDE (visual studio 2008 express is a good start) and try out some tutorials online, google is definitely your best friend when beginning game programming.

It can all seem a lot to take in to start with but stick with it and you'll get there :^:
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Re: How to begin DirectX

Posted 14 June 2009 - 01:06 PM

View Poststayscrisp, on 14 Jun, 2009 - 10:19 AM, said:

Hi

first of all I would recommend reading this thread :^:

Get a compiler and IDE (visual studio 2008 express is a good start) and try out some tutorials online, google is definitely your best friend when beginning game programming.

It can all seem a lot to take in to start with but stick with it and you'll get there :^:


ok I'll follow your advice & continue in my path..
Thank you
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Re: How to begin DirectX

Posted 17 June 2009 - 07:25 AM

I would recommend picking up the a book called:

Beginning Game Programming by Jonathan Harbour

I have read 3/4 of the way through the book and I love it. He starts off by teaching you win32 code with c++ to create windows and such. Then he goes on to talk about the direct x sdk. Most of the book is about 2d game programming. He goes over sprite animation, collision detection, incorporating sounds, and other stuff. The end of the book is about 3d game programming. He is also very good at explaining the code step by step in great detail.

I think it is a very good place to start.

You can find it on Amazon for about $20

Here's the link
http://www.amazon.co...r...8446&sr=8-3
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