How to install OpenGL freeglut in Dev C++

In this article, you will learn how to download and install OpenGL freeglut in Dev c++. OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) API is a set of functions that are used to render 2D and 3D vector graphics. You can use it in computer-aided designs, gaming, virtual reality, etc.

Where to download OpenGL freeglut?

You can download freeglut 3.0 from this link. It consists of 32-bit or 64-bit windows DDL files libraries, import libraries, and header files. These are used in visual studio, Dev C++, and other programming tools and IDES to write freeglut applications.

After downloading, extract the file and you will see the folders just as below.

Install OpenGL freeglut in Dev C++

You can install freeglut in Dev C++ by following these three steps.

Step 1:

You can go to the freeglut file folder and copy all the header files inside the include/ GL folder by following the below directory


Copy all the header files and past them into the bellow directory

C: / Program Files (x86)> Dev-Cpp > MinGW64 > x86_64-w64-mingw32 > include

Step 2:

Now you can copy all import libraries from the below directory

freeglut > lib >64

Copy all the import libraries and paste them in the bellow directory folder

C: / Program Files (x86)> Dev-Cpp > MinGW64 > x86_64-w64-mingw32 > lib

Step 3:

You have to add a batch file, just copy the file from the below link

Freeglut> bin >x64

Copy the batch file and paste it into the below directory

C: / Windows > System32

That’s all your OpenGL freeglut libraries are successfully installed and integrated with Dev c++. Now you are ready to write freeglut applications.

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