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02-21-2001, 09:38 AM
I've been looking everywhere and can't find a valid download for the .h, .lib, and .dll files I need to get started.

There is ample info on the net about how to use them, but every link I find to the actual files is dead.

Will someone please point me in the right direction?

02-21-2001, 10:05 AM
You'll need to give more info.. most compilers already come with the OpenGL and Glu libraries. Glut has to be downloaded separately with some (not sure about all) compilers. VC++ and Borland use different formatted libraries, so you have to make sure to get the right ones if you don't have them already. (VC++ and the newest Borland compilers SHOULD already have the opengl32.lib and glu32.lib files.)

02-21-2001, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by beatnik:
I've been looking everywhere and can't find a valid download for the .h, .lib, and .dll files I need to get started.


Go to www.linux-mandrake.com (http://www.linux-mandrake.com,) , download and install Mandrake Linux, which will install every tool and library you could possibly ever want or use, including OpenGL. Start coding.

'nuff said http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by rts (edited 02-21-2001).]

02-21-2001, 12:11 PM
Yeah, I've got mandrake on my system at home, and have had hdwre issues with it since I loaded it... not anything un- solvable, but hey, I'm just now learning Unix at work, and haven't strayed into penguin country yet....

Ok here's the deal. I'm using a pretty ancient version of borland (4.5). I also have a copy of C++ buider (3 or something) but I don't like it since it's basically visual basic with c code. (If I want vb, i'll use it...)

so i'm looking for a windows version of these files:

Any help would be greatly apreciated.

02-21-2001, 05:39 PM
gl.h and glu.h :

Some of the others do you have do do yourself. Files and instructions: http://www.gnt.net/~heiman/

A newer version of GLUT and some other stuff: http://sites.netscape.net/ptrpck/borland.htm