Sunday, July 25, 2004

Microsoft DirectX: Home Page

Microsoft DirectX: Home Page

DirectX is a series of application programming interfaces built into Microsoft Windows. By using these interfaces, a programmer can create a game, focussing on the computer hardware as opposed to the usual windows programming conventions.

Note : The download on this page is for the DirectX runtime. This is the technology which the games incorporate at runtime. To access the programming libraries, search for the Direct X SDK. Be warned though - its about 250 meg!

Much of the programming technology caters for state-of-the-art 3D gaming. I hope to be focussing primarily on the DirectDraw interface, used for basic writing pixels and bitmaps to the screen.

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