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Strategy Game Programming with DirectX 9.0 covers everything necessary for you to create a strategy game using C++ and DirectX 9.0. The book outlines the game development process and explains game mechanics, resource management, interface design, sound implementation, and more. Advanced topics include path-finding, particle system rendering, and network implementation. * Learn about project management tools that can help facilitate the development process. * Understand the basic concepts of using tiles to handle terrain. * Find out how to implement high-quality sound using the DirectSound and DirectMusic interfaces. * Build your own map editor and learn how to generate random maps. * Learn how to use key frames and animation sets to animate 3D objects. * Discover how the A* algorithm finds the best path across your map. * Create special effects such as explosions and smoke trails using particle systems. * The example code discussed in the book can be downloaded Wordware Web site.
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Todd Barranger (born October 19, 1968) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour, Asian Tour and the Nationwide Tour.
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