OpenGL Quesiton: Does Windows XP, Vista still at OpenGL 1.1?

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    OpenGL Quesiton: Does Windows XP, Vista still at OpenGL 1.1?

    I am reading a book an article which both say the same thing, that windows implements opengl 1.1 and to use anything beyond that you would need to use OpenGL Extensions. But I was wondering, does vista still only have opengl 1.1 or does it go higher.

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    I believe Vista Ships with OpenGL 1.4

    Perhaps Check?

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    I don't have vista. Though when I call
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    glGetString(GL_VERSION)
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    2.0.6458 WinXP Release
    I know my video card supports 2.0, is that what OpenGL is referring to, if so how do I call the system version.

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    Windows XP ships with OpenGL 1.1 libraries. Not entirely sure about Vista, but I know that OpenGL support is pretty much left to the hardware vendors to provide support. That means to access higher functionality, you'll have to use extensions, even if the functions are technically part of the core OpenGL spec. When you check GL_VERSION, it reports the OpenGL version supported by your OpenGL renderer, which with hardware support basically means your graphics card.
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    Try a board search. Here's the thread I was thinking of when I searched: OpenGL Quesiton: Does Windows XP, Vista still at OpenGL 1.1?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    Try a board search. Here's the thread I was thinking of when I searched: OpenGL Quesiton: Does Windows XP, Vista still at OpenGL 1.1?
    which points to this exact thread lol

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    Yeah I read that one, I guess no matter which version you have, as long as you have an up to date graphics card and glew or glee you have easy access to extensions.

    The only thing is when I listed my extensions it showed only 95 of them, I have an OpenGL 2.0 compatiable graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    which points to this exact thread lol
    Sigh . . . you're right. I copied the wrong thing into the clipboard.

    Anyway, searching the board for "vista opengl" turns up this thread: PleaseSuggest a Book
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