« Last post by twobitcoder on April 21, 2017, 11:42:05 AM »
I read an earlier post somewhere that you were able to compile your anti-virus game in VS2013? If true do know if the rest of the content from the book works also. I upgraded to VS2015 and now that I started going through the book, I made it to chap.4 I am getting linker errors from d3d9.lib and d3dx9.lib.. I follow instructions from of. 101 with no luck. Do you maybe have any suggestions?
That specific problem is addressed in the 4th edition. You have to use the DirectX 2010, not the Windows SDK. There are some project-level settings to make in Visual C++ to direct the linker to look at those files before it gets to the built-in Windows SDK files (which includes the latest DirectX).
This stuff gets harder and harder to keep working so many years after release. Microsoft keeps changing things just for the sake of change without making any improvements. That's typical, to be expected, not something that bothers me, but it is problematic for anyone reading one of those books. I'm sure there are newer books published by others by now. I won't be doing any more editions of this book.