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Delphi Graphics and Game Programming Exposed! with DirectX is a comprehensive reference describing high-performance graphics and game programming techniques in the Delphi development environment. Author John Ayres begins with a discussion of basic game programming and graphics concepts, and moves quickly into an introduction of DirectX, which gives Delphi developers a high-performance interface to system-level hardware while maintaining the benefits of the Windows operating system. Palettes, sprite animation, collision detection, and sound and music are also discussed. In addition the book includes a complete example game illustrating the different techniques discussed throughout, an appendix explaining how to use DirectSetup for installing DirectX, and a glossary of common words and phrases used in the game programming industry. The CD includes: • Source code from the book’s projects • full retail version of Delphi 4 • 60-day trial version of Delphi 5 Enterprise • DirectX header files from Project JEDI • freeware sound effects, MIDI musical compositions, and the SpriteLib sprite library
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John Ayres (fl. 1680–1700), an English author, scribe and publisher.
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