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  1. #1
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    openGL in console

    Hi everybody.

    I have a little question. In a PC under Linux, ¿is possible to use openGL in a command line?. A environment without X (KDE, Gnome, etc).

    I think games such Qhake2 are 3D and using C/C++ and openGL, I think maybe this are possible, but I am unsure.

    Requeriments of Quake2
    http://www.idsoftware.com/games/quak...section=sysreq

    I anm searching if are possible make a 3D games (Quakes, Unreals, etc) using this way, whithout a GUI environment.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    V-man
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    Re: openGL in console

    I think you are confusing things. C/C++ means that you compile your code to a binary file. You can run this binary either by double clicking the icon or typing the name of the binary at the command prompt (in a command line box window thing). This is possible on Win and Linux.

    The alternative is to use a scripting language (no compilation needed) like Python.

    The X Windows is necessary since you need to create a GL context using it. Secondly, the video drivers are for X Windows, at least I'm assuming.
    Visit ati.com and nvidia.com and you'll see it is listed like "this requires XFree86 version XXX or version XOrg"

    No X windows means no 3D graphics unless someone has written a special driver.

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