As Windows becomes a widely accepted platform for popular games, its 3D class libraries continue to gain in popularity with developers. INSIDE DIRECT3D provides the lowdown on Direct3D from a respected writer with solid connections inside the Microsoft Direct3D development group. Last year he wrote "The Awesome Power of Direct3D," which included coverage of Direct3D Retain Mode. Here he writes exclusively about Direct3D Immediate Mode. This title is a long-awaited, well-paced walk through the Direct3D APIs, which includes a 3D first person arcade game with sound, network/modem/serial multi-player game play, ability to load Quake2 animated characters, support for all available input devices, etc." It also shows how to support force feedback devices. It includes the Direct3D 7.0 SDK. It's ideal for games programmers who need to learn about this technology, and also for non-game programmers who want to add real-time 3-D effects and navigation to a Windows application UI.