Open GL

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#1

What are open gl drivers and who are they made by.

what are they for/why do you need them; which VIDEO cards are compatible. ??

i have a small idea but i ' ll let someone else , who knows fully, explain proplerly :slight_smile:

TIA

(btw now i have a sparkle GF3 Ti200 128mb + Riva TNT2 M64)


#2

The history of OpenGL

Almost ANY 3d card as of today can handle the standard OpenGL programming language (Even my now-crappy Rendition Verite 2200 can !) so there’s no need to worry about compatibility.

Why you should need it ? Well if programmers want to make their 3d work in almost any known configuration without having to program a lot of workarounds for every hardware , they stick to a recognized standard. OpenGL is such a standard , as is DirectX for MickeySoft’s products.

OpenGL however also works on Linux/Unix , Suns , Mac’s and SGI’s graphical cards.

One of the commonly known OpenGL products is the rotating teapot.


#3

One of the commonly known OpenGL products is the rotating teapot.

So is the GL Quake add on.
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good old days.