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  1. #1
    Junior Member Newbie
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    Jul 2005

    OpenGL Redbook Samples

    I've been going through The OpenGL Programming Guide (AKA the red book). All the examples are available for download here ( When I try to run them I get the following error.

    This application has failed to start because glut.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
    After hunting down glut.dll and placing it in the folder with my examples, I get this error.

    ...failed to start because opengl.dll was not found...
    After hunting down opengl.dll I get yet another error and this time google is no help.

    ...failed to start because HfxClasses.dll was not found...
    I get the feeling that these all should have come together in a pack or something. I'm lost. What to do? Where do I get these mystery libraries? I can't find any info on
    using windows XP and ubuntu linux

  2. #2
    Super Moderator OpenGL Lord
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    Grenoble - France

    Re: OpenGL Redbook Samples

    ?? Ok your are excused for glut.dll, it is not installed by default (btw I think you 'd better get glut32.dll from the GLUT homepage )

    About opengl32.dll, that seem very strange, because it is installed by default in all Windows since win98.

    >> After hunting down opengl.dll
    what do you mean ? you downloaded it from a website ? Normally this dll should stay in your windows system32 folder.

    blahbalh hfxclasses seem very specific to your machine.

    Are you sure you did not mess with your system ? What OS is it ?
    Did you install properly your graphic card drivers ? Those implements OpenGL throught hardware.

    Please give more details about your system.

  3. #3
    Junior Member Newbie
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    Re: OpenGL Redbook Samples

    download glut from here(binary-install it and source-contains updated redbook example plus slew others)

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    Senior Member Regular Contributor
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    Re: OpenGL Redbook Samples

    ...and get the latest drivers for your card. That should install opengl*.dll

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