Simply put, can anyone point me to some tutorials better than the ones included in the DirectX SDK? I spent about a week on them and only got a program to display 2 sprites on a background, and by blindly changing the rects and X Ys of them to make them flicker like mad, make the framerate drop to 17fps, stretch them and make them go offscreen by changing the rect, even if i just set a value to 1 (?). Can you tell im having troubles?

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-Mystiq