Solved

Help me find a good DirectX book.

Posted on 2006-07-17
3
297 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
In a couple weeks I will have mastered the C++ language. My next step is to learn DirectX so that I can make games, ideally 2D action games and RPGs. I am also working on a major project - an MMORPG, for which I already have developed a map editor and items manager for. All I need is to learn DX...

Can anyone suggest a good DirectX book that suits my needs? I am already a skilled programmer, and I already have an ok idea of how the dynamics of my games will work, but I know I cannot start them until I learn DirectX -- which I currently know almost nothing about (accept for what I have read about it). I want a book that teaches a little more than just noob stuff. I am looking for one that teaches lots of advanced concepts. I don't care about cost.

Don't cheat, please -> only suggest books that you have read or heard were good directly from a friend (i.e. I could just pick a random book from a Google search myself...)
0
Comment
Question by:Sid_The_Kid
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
yotamsher earned 100 total points
ID: 17127717
here is a short nice online introduction book:
http://scorpioncity.com/djdirectxtut.html

and a paper book: "Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0 (Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1556229135/sr=8-1/qid=1153196813/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-5088253-0823809?ie=UTF8

enjoy
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Sid_The_Kid
ID: 17129251
I need to know the arts of adding sound to my games, a topic which is seemingly not covered, according to the customer reviews. I also need to learn 2D graphics, how to use input from the keyboard and mouse, and I would like to learn the basics of the networking aspect of DirectX.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Sid_The_Kid
ID: 17135205
I found a book that I chose to buy based on the reviews and what I seen that the book thought. I couldn't have found it without you referencing me to Amazon, and I saved 94% on it by buying it second hand (and yet still in mint condition). Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Math Equation 23 105
Object Oriented Programming, C#, referencing, scoping. 13 69
incorrect syntax near the order by 10 41
convert Systemjs to Webpack 3 31
Displaying an arrayList in a listView using the default adapter is rarely the best solution. To get full control of your display data, and to be able to refresh it after editing, requires the use of a custom adapter.
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
With the power of JIRA, there's an unlimited number of ways you can customize it, use it and benefit from it. With that in mind, there's bound to be things that I wasn't able to cover in this course. With this summary we'll look at some places to go…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question