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    Glut

    Iv'e started using glut, well actually thats a lie because i can't get it working iv'e just started woking with openGL in the last few days and i'm still much a novice, it's a bit of a steep learning curve.

    Anyways iv'e downloaded the GLUT pack but I dont know how too add it to a project or if I have installed it correctly because when i add it too a file it dosn't do much except come up with errors and it's not the code im using that has errors

    I am aware that when using opengl you have to add the -lopengl32 to the project options, is there one for the glut pack ass well?

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    Compiler, OS? Assuming it's linux and GCC, you need to link against the glut libraries also

    -lglut

    And include the glut headers, gl/glut.h or glut.h depending on where you've installed it. Be more specific, what errors?
    Don't forget you'll also need the glut runtime libraries!

    Also, what part of Victoria are you from?

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    Win Xp, Dev C++, Frankston

    And I put the glut.lib file into the libary folder the dll to put in windows\system and the glut.h in include\gl
    Last edited by Matty_Alan; 07-16-2007 at 06:06 AM.

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    Okay, once you've installed glut (the libraries, headers)
    Then you'll need to link against glut.lib (may be called glut32.lib), and include glut.h (or gl/glut.h).

    If you get errors, post them here - guessing is hard and not worth it.

    Bah, Frankston. Almost bed time too!

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    The Errors I'm getting are:

    Linker Errors:
    g++: c:/documents and settings/matty alan/desktop/glut test/untitled1.o: No such file or directory
    g++: file path prefix `C:\DEV-C_~1\Bin\' never used



    1 c:/documents and settings/matty alan/desktop/glut test/untitled1.cpp
    C:\DEV-C_~1\Include\gl\gl.h:1135: syntax error before `void'

    1136 c:\dev-c_~1\include\gl\gl.h
    syntax error before `void'


    1137 c:\dev-c_~1\include\gl\gl.h
    syntax error before `APIENTRY'

    1153 c:\dev-c_~1\include\gl\gl.h
    syntax error before `void' <--- theres about 20 of these all on different lines


    Where abouts are you in Vic

    what do you mean about 'link against'
    Last edited by Matty_Alan; 07-16-2007 at 06:26 AM.

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    Post your code here, or do a pastebin (google pastebin if you don't know what it means)...

    Link against just means to link with.

    I'm in Brighton.

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    If this is what you mean:

    http://pastebin.com/m7ae17b84

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    Try putting it in a directory whose names don't contain spaces.

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