Open GL

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)

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.

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

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