Ok its been awhile since i posted, but since then i have brought Visual C++, Sam's teach Yourself VC++ in 21 days and C++ Unleashed. I also have Genesis 3d SDK and Direct X 6.1 SDK. And last i brought windows game programming for dummies. Anyway i was wondering what is Genesis 3d SDK and Direct X 6.1 SDK. Last of my questions are me and my friends are planning on making an 2D sprite Adventure game, only thing is no one knows how to animate but we have skilled programmers and skilled artist. DO we need to know how to animate for a 2d sprite game?