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doggle
12-22-2003, 07:53 PM
The OpenGL released together with VC++ 6.0 is too old. Many new functions are not supported! What can I do? Is there OpenGL 1.5 for Win32? How can I get it?

mikael_aronsson
12-23-2003, 12:23 AM
This forum has the answer to this question in the archives all over the place, had a look ?

Not ?, ok, OpenGL on Windows is 1.1 and I don't think you will get anything else in the next 256 years or so, but when you download new drivers for your hardware you get support for all nice new OpenGL features (at least if the drivers is new), you access this using extensions (lots of info on this site, you may also want to have a peek on the news section ;o) tip "GLEW").

Mikael

doggle
12-23-2003, 03:35 AM
Thank Mikael!

I'm really a beginner http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

mikael_aronsson
12-23-2003, 04:21 AM
I have never tried GLEW myself, but the idea sounds good, there are also headers available that contains all the declarations for opengl extensions, don't remeber where they are, but there was question about this a week ago or so on this forum.

You can find lots of information on how top use OpenGL extension if you make a search on www.google.com (http://www.google.com)

Hope that gets you started.
Mikael