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Dark GDK / Just ordered some questions

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Dragonslayer
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 01:48
Well I just ordered my DarkSDK. I do have a few questions for you guys who already have it, I can't get mine until tomorrow because its sunday, or it may take 3 weeks like it did when I got the online version of DB classic hehehe...

How are the help files?
I have quite a few books on C++ but I'm looking for something different. I want a book that teaches C++ that is easy to understand and really teaches you with easy to understand explinations and source code and then asks you to write a program to use what you have learned in the chapter and has a solution program in the back of the book so if you really get stuck you can compare the program you wrote to it.Also it needs to go into the 3D end of programming with c++.

Does anyone know of a book like that?
I do have a book called Game Programming all in one by Bruno Miguel Teixeira de Sousa, some of that is kind of hard to understand and it goes into making your own game library and I don't think I need that with DarkSDK DO I??? Also I have tried alot of the game library code and could not get to compile even the code off the cd, and I do have my v-studio 6 set up for direct x
I need good easy explinations on pointers and classes that seems to be what I'm having trouble understanding.
I also have a book called 3D game programming all in one using the Torque engine. I did not like the torque engine, it seemed like nothing worked no matter how carefully I typed my code in and made sure it was right the engine would not find this function or that function. I would check my code with the book and the code on the cd to make sure it was right and it still would not run. The book does go into other things such as modeling with milkshape and photoshop tutorials and things that can be used no matter what language you program in.

Last question and then I will stop putting you all to sleep!!!

I have been studing C++ for a few years off and on and am comfterable typing code and don't get too many syntax errors, I do have some problems that I mentioned above but I'm much more interested in learning C++ than basic so is there any reason to leave DBP on my system I'm running out of HD space and can't get my 300GB now so I need to dump some things I don't need!!!

what to get rid of HMMMMMM
Dragonslayer
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 03:10
Quote: "How are the help files?
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Not ordered and slightly inaccurate. No search facility.

As long as you wont want to use DBPro BASIC, there is no need to keep it.

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Steve O
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 03:25
Quote: "Not ordered and slightly inaccurate. No search facility."


i do hope they have listed all commands, or have they not?

http://www.sopisoft.net
gdogg2k
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 03:26
my search works!!!
its the only way to get around the help file
the index doesnt work

If i dont know,
I'm sure you will
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 04:26
Yes, I did mean the index...
They have listed all the commands, but not the internal ones.

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Steve O
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 04:32
Quote: "They have listed all the commands, but not the internal ones."


what do you mean by "the internal ones"?

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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 04:37
The ones for internal use.

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Steve O
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 05:12
could you give an example of an internal one, please?

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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 05:32
void dbSetErrorHandlerSystem ( LPVOID pErrorHandlerPtr );

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Steve O
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 06:48
oh i see, thanks for the example.

Erick G
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 08:00 Edited at: 13th Dec 2004 09:00
There is a search facility, click on the search tab in the chm help.

It aint too accurate however, but does work.

*EDIT: whoops, that was answered already.

Anyway, I am sure all the commands are in the help file, however, if they aint, I am sure they will be added
DallasG
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Posted: 13th Dec 2004 17:29
noted a few spelling and grammer mistakes , where can we post these?
looks like cut 'n paste errors

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