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valg3    122
I''ve recently purchased a book, OpenGL SuperBible, and the author uses the GLUT library for OpenGL. The cd that came with the book tells how to configure VC++ to compile it, but trouble always arises when my programs try to link, even the simple ones! If anyone out there uses GLUT could you tell me me how to install GLUT in my system so that it works? Thanks.

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You should have glut32.lib, glu32.lib and opengl32.lib in the compilers lib directory. I guess the headers are OK since you can compile. You can put glut32.dll in windows\system so the programs finds it.

The author has a web page with errata and other good stuff.

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I also purchased the OpenGL SuperBible and also couldn''t link to glut32.lib without getting a wacky error telling me that the file wasn''t there or the disk was full (neither of which was the case). I suspect we got a bunk version of it...

OGL SuperBible comes with Mesa 3.0 on the CD... on the CD, goto \tools\MESA 3.0\lib (at least I think thats the path... you can find it easy) and copy MesaGLUT.lib into your libraries path for your compiler... That''s what I did, and all I had to do was link to mesaglut.lib instead of glut32.lib and it worked fine. That ONE link library was all I changed to make everything work.

I suspect if you go to the OGL official site you can download another version of glut32.lib that will more than likely work.

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valg3    122
Sorry, I''ve already tried including all of those libs and it still doesnt work. MesaGLUT.lib doesnt work either. zedzeek, how do you recompile libraries? I havent tried recompiling libraries before. I am using VC 6.0 btw

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zedzeek    528
try downloading the latest glut version for windows
it works with vc6
http://www.xmission.com/%7Enate/glut.html

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