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    Where can I get OpenGL? Do I have to buy it or can I download it and if I can download it, is it full version or just a trial? I looked at www.opengl.org, but I didn't find anything (Most likely overlooked). If it is on there what am I looking for to download? OpenGL 1.0, 2.0, or what? Thank you for any help.


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    umm what OS. You want the most recent version(1.2)

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    I'm running Windows XP.

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    OpenGL is completely free.
    Windows XP comes with OpenGL, though more than likely not the latest version.
    What compiler are you using?

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    I am using Dev-C++ as my compiler.

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    NeHe has a link to this stuff in his first lesson (IIRC).

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    What you need to use OpenGL in windows is mainly included with your Video cards drivers as far as I know, as the company that makes the GPU (Nvidia or ATI) actually determines what it supports, and how the hardware is to complete the calls you make. There have been software impletmentations of OpenGL (MesaGL is one, don't know if it has a windows version though).
    As for the most recent version, you a bit behind in the news aren't you linuxdude, the most recent version is 2.0, but the highest version my card supports (Nvidia 5950 Ultra) is 1.5 (although it does have the extensions that are part of 2.0, just doesn't have that listed in the driver info.
    If any part of my post is incorrect, please correct me.

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