Julie and I are still talking about what to do with the blackjack game once it is finished, so I’m not sure if we will be posting it or not yet, we’ll see. As for the popcorn puzzle game, I would rather not post it because the gameplay wasn’t right yet. I don’t want people to think it is a bad game the first time they see it because I do want to finish it someday and sell it.
As far as DirectX goes, you can code DX with any of the major microsoft languages. It is accessable from Basic, C/C++. and their newer language C#. The coolest thing about DirectX is that you can get it and develop with it for free. Go to msdn.microsoft.com/directx to download the latest SDK. It’s a hefty download though, so I hope you’re not still on dialup.
Let me know what kind of level your skills are in programming and math, and I can help you get started. If you’re still a beginner, DX might not be the way for you to go yet. Also, I can recommend some books that would be at your level.