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Xyan    122
I'd like to ask if using glut instead of win32 opengl is a bad thing to initiallise your window? What does quake use? What's this "gamemode" about in opengl? Is it faster than regular glut? Edited by - Xyan on January 1, 2002 11:36:35 AM Edited by - Xyan on January 1, 2002 11:36:56 AM

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iNsAn1tY    476
Well, Quake will undoubtedly use Win32 to initialize it''s window. Look at Quake III. During the startup, you see a blue window, just for a couple of seconds. That''s the program using Windows to check for processing power, the 3D card you''re using, OpenGL extensions, and lots of other things. GLUT is very much a "test" system. It''s there to allow you try out OpenGL, without having to deal with Windows, or any other kind of operating system.

I''m not sure what "gamemode" is...where did you here about it?

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zedzeek    528
gamemode from glut lets u have a fullscreen app ie it will change the windows resolution+hz+bitdepth.
personally i would look at using sdl its a bit more ''complete'' than glut + is in continued development.
performance wise there is NO difference between using glut or sdl or win32 to create your window.

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zedzeek    528
gamemode from glut lets u have a fullscreen app ie it will change the windows resolution+hz+bitdepth.
personally i would look at using sdl its a bit more ''complete'' than glut + is in continued development.
performance wise there is NO difference between using glut or sdl or win32 to create your window.


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