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03-26-2005, 07:41 AM
Hello, i just got this book "OpenGL SuperBible (third edition)" And im at a page where im gonna make my first simple app. Maybe some of you read this book, but it says to include "OpenGL.h". I know that i dont have this file and i dont know if its on the cd. The reason why i havent looked on the cd yet is because i know i have to setup my OpenGL environment first. Im using msvc++, can anyone help me out so i can start programming OpenGL.

Thanks in advance.

03-26-2005, 07:47 AM
I'm sure it's on the CD as there is not OpenGL.h
file defined in the OpenGL API.

to get a window setup for OpenGL rendering check out this link: http://nehe.gamedev.net/lesson.asp?index=01

happy OpenGLing :)

03-26-2005, 07:49 AM
I don't have your book but I do have msvc++. I'm not sure why the book call for "openGL.h" because I usualy use "glut.h" here is a site where you can downlaod glut.h.(sorry about the length I searched it)
http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe....com%252F%257Ena (http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=download+opengl+glut&page=1&offset=2&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3D3 3c26d920d62ed69%26clickedItemRank%3D1%26userQuery% 3Ddownload%2Bopengl%2Bglut%26clickedItemURN%3Dhttp %253A%252F%252Fwww.xmission.com%252F%257Ena) te%252Fglut.html%26invocationType%3D-%26fromPage%3DnsBrowserRoll%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xmission.com%2F%7Enate %2Fglut.html

03-26-2005, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the info. I also found out that the book includes it as OpenGL.h but i have to include it as OpenGLSB.h I found that a bit strange but i've found all the includes and libs i need. I already compiled my first blue window with glut. But thanks for the help, and NeHe's site looks really intresting, thanks for that.

03-26-2005, 08:16 AM
Your welcome.

ya and Nehe's site is great I learned alot there. you can even download a pdf of tutorials. Very helpful