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01-20-2003, 01:47 AM

I'm a seasoned C programmer and i want to know
what should i download to start programming with OpenGL, and some good tutorials, and anything that
would help a newbie.

my platform is linux, using the C language, thanks.

01-20-2003, 03:33 AM
Here (http://hem.passagen.se/opengl/getstarted) is a OpenGL "getting started" page. If you look in the top frame of the page, you will also find some basic tutorials.

Good luck!

PS. All in C, of course, no C++. http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/wink.gif

01-20-2003, 04:06 AM
Sorry to move off-topic a bit, but I don't have E-mail here...

Newclear... as in Planetarion-round-4 Newclear?


Anyway, nehe.gamedev.net is great for learning OGL, but since you're on Linux this might be a bit of a problem. He DOES cover a lot of OpenGL techniques though and doesn't come back on the Windows OS in most of his tutorials.

You also might want to do a search for SDL, which is a cross-platform solution for OpenGL.

01-20-2003, 12:47 PM
also thing about using glut for your windowing

01-20-2003, 01:52 PM
Wow :-)

I used to play planetarion, yeah, newclear of 73:11:16 ( or something too the like )

Structural sounds pretty farmiliar :-)