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Having A Problem Starting Out

Having A Problem Starting Out

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I'm having a problem getting started.  I don't think I installed the SDK correctly.  When I installed it to c:\dxsdk it just had a bunch of ZIP files with their release dates on them.  I just unzipped them all to that directory in chronological order and overwrote any of the repeat files.

I configured my Visual C++ software according to http://www.eastcoastgames.com/directx/intro.html, but when I tried the sample code on that same page, it compiled without a problem, but when I tested it, the screen just flashes black for a second and comes back.  I think I configured the compiler correctly, but I don't think I installed the SDK correctly at all...can anyone help me out here?

RE: Having A Problem Starting Out

if its flashing black then i think that means you dont have the BeginScene and Present in a loop somewhere

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