I’m just starting on opengl coding. I got the red book and started reading and much to my satisfaction it didn’t fly over my head [as i had worried it would]. I decidede to look at some of the code at work on my comp so fired it all in. To my dismay it will not work. I get a helluva lot of errors about external operators[i think] when attempting to link my code. I’m running VC++ 6.0 and am worried i may have installed glut incorrectly. Does anyone know what exactly is going wrong???


How are you setting up your GLUT.

Anyway to install glut do the following:


If Windows 98

· Extract all .dll files to your Windows root directory.

If Windows 2000

· Extract all .dll files to your Windows\System32 directory.

For Visual C++ 6.0

· Extract all .h files to \VC98\Include\GL
· Extract all .lib files to \VC98\lib

  • Hope this helps.

You also need to link all the libraries before you compile the code. Add the following lines at the top of the file containing the main procedure

#pragma comment (lib, “opengl32”)
#pragma comment (lib, “glu32”)
#pragma comment (lib, “glaux”)
#pragma comment (lib, “glut32”)

That might help. If it doesn’t copy the errors and post it on here…we’ll figure out what’s wrong then