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4, is the leader of the pack for price versus performance. But the ultimate favorite of most artists is Adobe Photoshop—it has more firepower than you’ll ever need. • 2D vector art software—Drawing programs, on the other hand, allow you to create images that are mostly constructed from curves, lines, and 2D geometrical primitives. The types of programs aren’t as useful, but if you need one, Adobe Illustrator is the way to go. 3. It does everything you need it to do and more. EXEs generated are the fastest code available.

However, in most cases, you’ll simply copy the SOURCE\ directory to your hard drive and work within it. As for the other programs and data, you’ll probably install them as you need them. Installing DirectX About the only important part of the CD that you must install is the DirectX SDK and runtime files. TXT file explaining any last-minute changes. 0 is on the CD though), so if you’re not sure that you have the latest files on your system, run the installation and it will tell you. 0. However, the programs will work with any Win32-compliant compiler in most cases.

DLL—This is the runtime DirectMusic library that actually contains the COM implementation of the DirectMusic interface functions that are called directly through COM calls. You don’t need to worry about this per se, you just need to make sure that the DirectX runtime files are installed. CPP, which is shown in the listing below. The game runs in windowed mode with 16-bit graphics, so make sure that your desktop is in 16-bit color mode. CPP -- our first 3D game // READ THIS! LIB—DirectSound is the digital sound component of DirectX.

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