Visual C++ 6.0

That file is gonna be a b*tch to download being Microsoft, it's guaranteed to be huge, and how do we know he isn't on a 56k modem? ... I say do him the favor. I would except I'm not even on my computer at home right now :-/
I'm just recommending it... I've sent him the file (not that I know what version of the Platform SDK VC++ comes with), but it's probably a good idea to make sure to have an up-to-date Platform SDK install anyway.
downloaded it too, took 30 min..
IMO Directx is crappy compared to OpenGl...but i wanna learn some anyway..