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11-24-2006, 10:46 AM

I'm just getting into OpenGL programming and although i can run OpenGL demos and code on my desktop conputer with a 3D accelerator card (with cards OpenGL drivers), the driver for my laptop has no OpenGL.

Many years ago, when i last coded OpenGL, i used a software implemented OpenGL driver which allowed me to render simple OpenGL demos without an accelerator card. Unfortunately i can't remember the name of it.

I've looked at Mesa 3D, but it only seems to provide .h .lib and .dll files which are of no use to me as a Java JOGL API developer.

The JOGL API works fine on my desktop with a GF4 card drivers but just renders a couple of dots and hangs on my laptop. unfortunately i can't lug my desktop to work, or use it on the train ;)

Does anyone know of a software only OpenGL driver? Speed isn't required as all i'm developing right now is code to parse a 3D model file format and render it non moving on the screen.

My laptop's card is a:

Trident Video Accelerator CyberBlade XP Ai1 v6.4022-016L.22ICD

Thanks in advance for any help you many be able to give.


11-24-2006, 02:08 PM
Doesn't Java allows you to bind Mesa routines ? I really thought it was. As for many languages, I think you can get the entry points of any functions, but I really don't know how: weird languages can do so, so why not Java ?

Hope that could help.

11-25-2006, 03:46 AM
You propably have to set the Java native library search path to the path where you have the Mesa dll. You can do this using the property "java.library.path".