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  1. Re: [Question] How to make a movable character in vB

    Simple? In VB6, I used to do this all the time with the loadpicture and paintpicture functions. Perhaps VB2008 has similar functions?
    Use a picturebox's keydown event to collect the keypress and...
  2. Re: Ancient Direct3D7 in Windowed mode

    Anybody interested in the DirectX7 SDK, I have it now, and a windowed mode is, in fact, amongst the examples. So NEVER MIND.
  3. Re: Ancient Direct3D7 in Windowed mode

    anybody???
  4. [RESOLVED] Ancient Direct3D7 in Windowed mode

    Working the antique tilt here - for fun -
    I need a Visual Basic 6 sample of initializing DirectX7 and Direct3D7 in windowed mode for comparison. :eek:
    I have a few samples of full screen, but...
  5. Re: MY posts... falling off the edge... shrinking thread listing... Can't change set

    Sorry. I'm kind of new to forum use. I did read the how to use posting, but categorization isn't one of my strong points, so I sometimes post in the wrong place.
    I'm a man of convenience, and I am...
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    Sample ASCII Pmesh .x file

    Over the years, I've been collecting, generating, and trying to comprehend .x files.
    I have found it educational.

    I searched everywhere on the internet for a progressive mesh example in ascii...
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    3D VB6 - for Mikle

    I've lost your email address, and needed to strengthen our connection and reconnect with you somehow.
    I examined and translated your website you had posted example .zip files on, but there was no...
  8. MY posts... falling off the edge... shrinking thread listing... Can't change setting

    I know there are more posts than this since I've made a few now.
    Firefox2 cannot make the changes to how many weeks/months to show the most recent posts.
    But we all know there are a great deal more...
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    Re: gif files & lzw

    Geeeee.... Thank you jmsrickland... Planet Earth thanks you!
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    Re: What IS Assembly??

    Called Instructions or OpCodes
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    Re: how can i write in sector 0 on hard disk

    Q: Is this for building your own legitimate Microcontroller-type or prototyping project or are you trying to do something evil and become like a script kiddy or virus writer. Nobody will help you if...
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    MASM32 install/usage question [RESOLVED]

    It seems I can't get this program to install because it says it cannot compile the windows.inc file.
    I've tried all of the versions, and it seems that none will work.
    Many say 'out of memory'...
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    Re: gif files & lzw

    Can't answer you, but I believe you've just described a weak, lossless format called run-length encoding... A compression as complex as lzw involves some serious mathematic formulae. I hope that a...
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    Re: OK, D3DX8 --- a sham?

    I finally was able to get to the sample you sent me (I was gone a while and they had done some server maintenance).
    WOW, optimization, conversion, AND a loader.
    We pulled 45 frames per second here...
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    Re: OK, D3DX8 --- a sham?

    We have figured out the mesh optimizations used in .x files now and will test this again with DirectX8. File size fell to 1/3 (ASCII)
    You say that the DirectX8 meshloader has some overhead and I...
  16. Re: [DIRECTX] About X-File (or other) mesh optimization

    Oops. I noticed also a good way to optimize is to also re-order the vertexes in your table by the face order so that the vertexes are in sequential order.
    The routine I wrote was too slow for my...
  17. [DIRECTX] About X-File (or other) mesh optimization

    Moderator ---Please make this a reference or sticky type of file for posterity---
    Tired of exporting raw triangles and want to know how you can optimize your mesh?
    Especially those pesky X-Files?...
  18. Re: Help with old VB6 DX8 project - can't get any

    Sorry, that would be DirectX3D8 and Visual Basic 6 along with 3D Studio Max 5. He needs to be able to use and/or modify the code.
    The larger sum of money was available, but now sadly it's pretty...
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    Re: Game Idea: Crazy or Cool?

    Sorry, we are not allowed to post .exe files here.
    Good luck!
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    Re: OK, D3DX8 --- a sham?

    If you are able to reach even 27 frames/second with stock .x as it is, you will beat Microsoft's meshview (written in C I guess...)

    I also have 12 detailed actors of 8400 polys with 184 joints and...
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    Re: OK, D3DX8 --- a sham?

    Oh- Mikle! I didn't mean that you were not doing your job, I was asking everyone else about DirectX 8 and meant no insult to your speed of work.
    I am pleased to hear that you are still working on...
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    Converting DX8 to DX9 a work in progress

    So... What? Nobody uses the meshloader functions because they're too slow when polygon counts rise?
    But what about skinned meshes? How the crap will I help my friend who started 20 years ago...
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    Re: Game Idea: Crazy or Cool?

    I do want to dust off the old RPG a bit, you can make your own maps and tiles now.
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    Re: Game Idea: Crazy or Cool?

    (Kicks up feet)
    Yeah...
    I can keep poking at it if you like it and want to see more.
    It's still very primitive, and I don't want to go through what it would take to polish it into a FINAL PRODUCT....
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    Re: Concatenate issue in vb6

    My BASIC directory listing (heh) - remove this if you like
    -Test Sprite Playback
    2dedit
    2d project
    2DSkel
    2d Stars
    3d
    3DS MAX Colored Vertex Recovery Tool
    Accessing Other Windows - Simple...
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    Re: Concatenate issue in vb6

    Well, I've been around since all you COULD use was +
    I'm adept at avoiding the problems you describe.
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    Re: Game Idea: Crazy or Cool?

    Think I'll quit here
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    Re: Game Idea: Crazy or Cool?

    So... Ya like it??? Heh. :D

    You might want to consider game pads instead.
    Keypads/Keyboards share the same keys, and that would make the game turn-based because you can only press a few keys...
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    Re: Concatenate issue in vb6

    Thank you. I'm tired. :p
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    Re: Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK with vb6

    As far as I know both will register as the same mouse (or 1 won't work when you plug it in maybe?), but directinput may be able to differentiate.
    I'm not an expert with directinput, but it's part of...
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    Re: Windows MultiPoint Mouse SDK with vb6

    Here's pretty much all there is available I think.
    You can also you Sendkeys and AppActivate
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    Re: Concatenate issue in vb6

    I ONLY use it with strings and numerics, so I've never had a problem. It differentiates between & as a variable type and avoids confusion for me.
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    Re: Game Idea: Crazy or Cool?

    Here ya go!
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    Re: Game Idea: Crazy or Cool?

    She's probably aware that multiple USB keyboards/keypads are usable - I'm writing your sample application now.
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    Re: My VB6 Angry Birds Game

    I googled it and found nothing either in VB6
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    Re: Getting image from Webcam

    Examine this. It uses AviCap32.dll, which should be fairly standard. I'm no expert, but the code seemed sound....
  37. Re: option button dosnt show the choice when i edit

    Last word -
    Examine carefully the array of controls on your form - see that my own are all option1(n), I think it is not smart that VB doesn't remove the trailing number when you make an array of...
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    Re: Concatenate issue in vb6

    I also use + and not & for my strings (just personal preference, I don't remember the difference...
    There's also a String(quantity,n) function for lots of chr$(n) aka chr(n)
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    Re: Concatenate issue in vb6

    You've added quotes the the string SqlQuery (This is Visual Basic 6 we're talking about, isn't it?)
    Chr$(n) allows any of the 256 characters to be added to a string
    34 happens to be the double...
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    Re: Concatenate issue in vb6

    SqlQuery = " SELECT TradingSummaryStatus.*, TradingSummaryStatus.ID, TradingSummaryStatus.GROUP_NO, " & _
    "TradingSummaryStatus.YEAR, TradingSummaryStatus.WEEKNO,...
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