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Kuniva27-Jun-03 7:50
Kuniva27-Jun-03 7:50 
I've been looking into DirectX lately, more specifically Directdraw (even though technically speaking that doesn't exist anymore), because i wanted to sort of mimic the GUI of a certain game. This game has a menu on startup which is built up out of several bitmaps, all placed neatly together so they form one image. Then there is the menu on it which is formed by just drawing over the main image, rectangles that contain the text for the menuitem, so the menuitems must have a background to match the main screen. When you move your mouse over one of these items, the bitmap can change so the text appears to highlight or whatever. Now i have two questions:

1) Why did they break appart the main background image in several pieces? I mean, what reason could there be? Why didn't they just make the background image one large bitmap and then just draw the menu over it, so they wouldn't have to assemble the pieces of the background image first?

2) When you put the pieces of the background image together, you get an image of 640 by 480 pixels. Now, in the game you can switch resolutions, for example to 1024*768. So this would mean the bitmap would get stretched, how do you do this in DirectX? Is there a function, or do you have to write your own function to calculate how many pixels will be representing one pixel now?

Thank you for your help.

P.S.: i do have a theory for the first: The measurements of the pieces can all be divided by 16,32,64 or whatever, basically most pieces (also for game textures) are either 32*32,64*64,128*128,128*256,256*256 so maybe they just wrote a function that only handles certain dimensions of bitmaps like PaintBM256by256(). But i would think it would be easy to detect the size...

Kuniva
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