By Jonathan S. Harbour
This ebook offers an advent to the total box of online game programming. As readers paintings throughout the e-book, they'll produce operating video games: one in 2nd and one in 3D--offering an excellent advent to DirectX programming. starting with an advent to simple home windows programming, this booklet fast advances to the fundamentals of DirectX programming, relocating up from surfaces to textures after which to 3D versions. This publication deals assurance of the introductory recommendations of online game programming, paving the way in which for extra complex books at the topic. Readers will enhance a operating wisdom of the terminology and fundamentals of video game programming that may allow them to development to extra complicated online game programming subject matters.
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Just as an example, you can create two threads in a Windows program and give each thread its own loop. As far as each thread is concerned, its loop runs endlessly and it runs extremely fast, without interruption. But at the system level, each thread is given a slice of processor time. Depending on the speed of the processor and operating system, a thread may be interrupted 50, 100, or even 1000 times per second, but will be oblivious to the interruption. 7 illustrates the relationship between program, processes, and threads.
There’s a lot of startup code when you need to draw on a window, so let’s learn by example. cpp ﬁle to the project. I want to give you a complete listing for a more fully functional Windows program, after which we will reverseengineer the program and explain each line of code in detail. See if you can ﬁgure out what’s going on as you type in the program. If you would prefer to not type in the program, you can open the project from the CD-ROM in \sources\ chapter03\WindowTest (and don’t worry, I won’t call you lazy).
All of the simple programs in this book will have a single source code ﬁle (at least until we build the game framework), but most real games have many source code ﬁles. You might have source code ﬁles for your Direct3D routines, DirectInput code, DirectSound code, and so on, and you’ll also have the main code for the game itself. The project keeps track of all the source code ﬁles, and is managed from within the IDE of your compiler. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll just refer to Visual C++ (or the shorthand MSVC) from now on.