Friday, June 10, 2005

A 3D Shooter game in .NET Beta 2

Due to my interest in Game programming and DirectX I am currently trying to recreate the ShotIt game done by Mathias Kunter (my previous post on .NET Beta 2.0 and DirectX 9.0) in Beta 2.This being my foray into DirectX and game programming I have learned quite a bit in the process and have managed to rewrite some of the code in .NET.

DirectX 9.0 is completely managed code done by the Microsoft DirectX team which I heard comprises only of Tom Miller.

Some of the changes are as follows

Microsoft DirectPlay is now deprecated. It is not recommended to use the classes in this namespace for developing new applications.

The namespaces that have been retained in the current version are

Microsoft DirectInput,
Microsoft DirectMusic,
Microsoft DirectShow,
and Microsoft DirectSound

Using Microsoft DirectDraw is also not recommended.Most of the functionality in this namespace can be found in the Microsoft Direct3D namespace


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