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    Is opengl c or c++? Is it portable?

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    OpenGL is a cross-platform graphics system, yes, because essentially all it is is a specification for drivers that graphics chips manufacturers create to work with the system.

    It can be coded in C/++, and there are other languages that it can be accessed from too.

    More info can be found on it here.

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    Just to piggy-back on his explanation, OpenGL is just a bunch of functions that can be used from basically any programming language, including C/C++.

    To answer your question, OpenGL is actually written by the company that makes the video card (whichever video card you have). This means that there's a different implementation of OpenGL for every video card that supports it.

    Also check out NeHe.gamedev.net

    Most of the tutorials on NeHe have been ported to various other languages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMcGee123 View Post
    This means that there's a different implementation of OpenGL for every video card that supports it.
    But don't worry about the API; the core of it is consistent amongst manufacturers.

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