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how to install openGL on windowsXP

By myworld
Jan 8, 2006
  1. i want to make a game in c++. am familiar with c++but have no idea how to start programing the game.read somewhere that openGL is required. what is openGL and how should i install it on windowsXP
     
  2. cyrax

    cyrax TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Open gl does not need to be installed. Your video card driver comes with the latest version.
     
  3. ender

    ender TS Rookie Posts: 94

    cyrax is right, OpenGL is automatically installed with your video driver. However, if you want to program in OpenGL, you need to get some extra OpengGL libraries so that your programs will compile. ;)

    I recommend you start out by figuring out how to use glut. It's a free library that implements basic functions in a more 'intuitive' way and there are literally hundreds of tutorials on how to get started with it. :D

    You can get a windows version here or here. The best learning resource is The Red Book (found here ). If you want to find more info and tutorials just google for "glut" or "glut tutorials" and you'll be floded with links.

    Lots of luck and let us see your game when it's done. :grinthumb
     
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