Haven't read either, but neither is any good ... Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming with DirectX in 21 Days [With CDROM] by Walnum, Clayton available in Trade Paperback on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. The introductory chapters provide a solid basis in using Direct3D and DirectSound in a 2D gaming... The introductory chapters provide a solid basis in using Direct3D and DirectSound in a 2D gaming environment, providing not only the necessary theoretical discussions, but also sample programs that demonstrate the concepts discussed.
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