Direct-X Programming Questions

What is DirectX?DirectX is comprised of application programming interfaces (APIs) that are grouped into two classes: the DirectX Foundation layer, and the DirectX Media layer. These APIs enable programs to directly access many of your computer’s hardware...

Palettes, Gaming concepts, double buffering

Screen modes come in several flavours, based on how many bits are used to store the color of each pixel on the screen. Naturally, the more bits you use per pixel, the more colours you can display at once; but there is more data to move into graphics memory to update...

Direct X and its Components

“One of the main purposes of DirectX is to provide a standard way of accessing many different proprietary hardware devices” DirectX is comprised of application programming interfaces (APIs) that are grouped into two classes: The DirectX Foundation layer...

Microsoft Direct-X Programming

Before the release of Windows 95, most games were developed and released for the Microsoft Disk Operating System (DOS) platform, usually using something like DOS4GW or some other 32-bit DOS extender to obtain access to 32-bit protected mode. Windows 95, however,...