View Full Version : Help a n00b get started

03-30-2005, 01:51 PM
I've had a tough time trying to find the applicable header files and a decent tutorial. I'm trying to get the openGL header files for windows (vs.net).

Sorry if this is considered a stupid question, but what files do I need, and where is a good tutorial?
(getting the header files, writing a simple program, ect...)

03-30-2005, 01:59 PM
It's not a stupid question :)

header files:


OpenGL 'Red Book'

happy OpenGLing.

03-30-2005, 02:07 PM
So glext.h, glxext.h, and wglext.h are all the files I need to start using vs.net c++?

03-30-2005, 03:50 PM
i would recommend getting glaux.dll and glaux.h as well. it old and antiquated but its useful if you are going to do NeHe's tutorials. glaux is hard to find and i cant remember where i got it from but if you give me an email ill send it to you :)

03-30-2005, 04:05 PM
to anyone who has used nehe's tutorial for windows,
exactly what files do I need (h, dll, bin, ect...)
and where can I get them?

I'm also having a problem with the first part of his tutorial, linking the bin files. There's no settings under the Project menu.

03-30-2005, 04:13 PM
for NeHe's tutorials you need

gl.h, glaux.h, glext.h, glu.h, glaux.lib, glu32.lib, opengl32.lib, glaux.dll, glu32.dll and glu.dll

i think thats it. the dll's go in the system32 directory and the lib's go in your compilers lib directory

03-30-2005, 04:29 PM
I'm having trouble finding glaux.dll and glu.dll

If anyone has them...

AIM: InvaderMindspin

03-30-2005, 05:17 PM
check your inbox, i just sent them