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Open Gl Extensions?

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Are there any "Extentions" to open gl that involve networking, sound, ect, like with DirectSound,DirectPlay? I know that there is an open al (www.openal.org) that deals with sound but I dont know if it''s directly related to open gl.

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There isn''t anything like what you''re asking for. OpenGL is just for rendering - it doesn''t even have any windowing functions - you need to do this with GLUT/wGL/glX etc...

It does have extensions but these are just ''add-on algorithms'' that do extra tricks like multi-textures etc.

I know that a few people have included OpenGL in their own libraries to give functionality similar to what you require.
Take a look at ''plib'' or ''SDL'', however, these are both UNIX based and I''m not sure if there is a Windows/Mac port.

- I''m sure this didn''t help! -

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Anything besides graphics is outside the scope of the GL specification. (Hence GL - graphics library) OpenAL is an entirely different project spearheaded primarily by Lokisoft and Creative. In comparison GL is almost entirely done by SGI.

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You know plib stands for Portability library, perhaps you can infer what the implications of that are.

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