OpenGL and C++ (and me)

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    OpenGL and C++ (and me)

    A few questions... Can i use OpenGl with dev-C++? And where is the best place to learn openGL for C++?

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    Yes, because Dev-C++ uses the MinGW compiler (a windows port of GCC).

    For learning, the OpenGL Programming guide (the 'red book') and the OpenGL programmer's reference ( the 'blue book') are good.

    Here a link to a previous version of the 'red book' (not much has changed in the new one).
    http://fly.cc.fer.hr/~unreal/theredbook/

    Here's a windows help file format of the the 'blue book' (at the bottom of the page.
    http://www.friends-of-fpc.org/tools/api/oglhlp/

    This site has lots of tutorials
    http://nehe.gamedev.net
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    gametutorials.com has some nice opengl tutorials.

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    but gametuts.com's tutorials are for VC++ and they do not work with devC++

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    nehe.gamedev.net

    Everything you'll ever need to know about OpenGL.

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    i know... but it is all VC++ .... i need one that works with Dev-C++

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    They will work. If you have any problems let me know and I'll help walk you through the few things that you need to change to get it to work.
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    There is an OpenGL example that comes with the DevC++ package, take a look at that.

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    just to let you know i've checked out nehe's tutorials and I think that one went way too fast...the opengl redbook ( i went to the first link ) went at a more reasonable pace. I think I'm going to try using that for a while.

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    im using the nehe tutorials and gametutorials.com tutorials with mingw(console). ive noticed that about 95% of vc++'s stuff works in mingw even libraries, i just renamed .libs to .as and they worked smoothly.

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