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Quick Glut Question

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AcePilot    252
Hello, I just finished looking at the Graphics Library Utility Toolkit (GLUT) documentation, and realised it would make a lot of my game basecode simpler. Though if I am going to develop a game with a team of people, with the intention of deploying it commercially, is using GLUT a good idea, since an extra dll (glut32.dll) requires to be installed on the users machine. Generally, is it a good idea to use GLUT in a commercial game such as Halo 2 or Doom 3? Thaks in advance.

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Geocyte    196
the glut dll doesn't have to be installed to the system folder... you can just supply it in the same directory as the executable.

glut is good because it hides a lot of the complexity of interfacing with the OS but by hiding this from you it removes a degree of control over it which is why most commercial developers choose not to use it but one could do so if one were so inclined.

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