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ComputerUser77
05-03-2003, 06:09 PM
Hi.

I'm new to OpenGL and I want to experiment with it under Win XP. I downloaded "glut-3.7.6-src.zip" and tried to install it. I kept getting the following error.

c:\glut-3.7.6-src\glut-3.7.6\lib\glut\glut.def warning LNK4017: DESCRIPTION statement not supported for the
target platform; ignored

I'm using Visual Studio.NET. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Can anybody tell me how to fix the problem?

Thanks

shinpaughp
05-03-2003, 06:35 PM
Why not download the binaries for Windows instead from http://www.xmission.com/~nate/glut.html. Much easier to deal with and you can still use the samples/examples from the source code distribution.

ComputerUser77
05-03-2003, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by shinpaughp:
Why not download the binaries for Windows instead from http://www.xmission.com/~nate/glut.html. Much easier to deal with and you can still use the samples/examples from the source code distribution.

Hi.

I actually downloaded the binaries. The thing was, I didn't know what to do with it. The readme file doesn't contain any instructions that can help me out [unless I glossed over them]. Can you tell me what I'm supposed to do with

1. glut.h
2. glut32.dll
3. glut32.lib
4. glut.def

If you can, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks

shinpaughp
05-03-2003, 07:15 PM
Could have sworn there was a README file, but I am hoping that the file structure for winXP is not very different from win2k.

glut.h - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Vc7\PlatformSDK\Include\gl

glut32.lib - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Vc7\PlatformSDK\lib

glut32.dll - C:\WINXP\system

Don't worry about the glut.def file.