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07-14-2005, 10:18 PM
I've been going through The OpenGL Programming Guide (http://www.opengl.org/documentation/red_book_1.0/) (AKA the red book). All the examples are available for download here (http://www.opengl.org/resources/code/basics/redbook/redbook.html) (http://www.opengl.org/resources/code/basics/redbook/redbook.html). When I try to run them I get the following error.

This application has failed to start because glut.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.After hunting down glut.dll and placing it in the folder with my examples, I get this error.

...failed to start because opengl.dll was not found...After hunting down opengl.dll I get yet another error and this time google is no help.

...failed to start because HfxClasses.dll was not found...I get the feeling that these all should have come together in a pack or something. I'm lost. What to do? Where do I get these mystery libraries? I can't find any info on opengl.org.

07-15-2005, 07:12 AM
?? Ok your are excused for glut.dll, it is not installed by default (btw I think you 'd better get glut32.dll from the GLUT homepage (http://www.xmission.com/~nate/glut.html) )

About opengl32.dll, that seem very strange, because it is installed by default in all Windows since win98.

>> After hunting down opengl.dll
what do you mean ? you downloaded it from a website ? Normally this dll should stay in your windows system32 folder.

blahbalh hfxclasses seem very specific to your machine.

Are you sure you did not mess with your system ? What OS is it ?
Did you install properly your graphic card drivers ? Those implements OpenGL throught hardware.

Please give more details about your system.

07-16-2005, 01:36 AM
download glut from here(binary-install it and source-contains updated redbook example plus slew others)

07-16-2005, 04:40 AM
...and get the latest drivers for your card. That should install opengl*.dll