19. OpenGL Fullscreen Mode

In this opengl tutorial I will be teaching you how to set your games into fullscreen mode using glut. This is often used to increase the amount of frames per second in a game, along with setting the quality of the picture. A lower resolution in fullscreen mode means a worse looking picture. Fullscreen mode in GLUT is probably one of the easiest things you can do
just before you call the line to enter glut fullscreen mode you choose
which settings to use when in glut fullscreen mode.

Such as the resolution,
color depth and the refresh rate.
we do this with:
glutGameModeString( “990×768:32@75″ );
this is setting the resolution to 990×768, you can also use 800×600, 640×480, etc
next it is saying to use a color depth of 32 bits, you can also use 24, 16, 8, etc
then it is telling the program to run the screen refresh rate at 75hertz, others are 65, 70, 80, 85, etc
after that when then tell GLUT to enter the fullscreen mode which it callse Game Mode.
we do this with:
glutEnterGameMode();
then when we want to exit the program we say:
glutLeaveGameMode(); to set the screen back to how it was

and that was it. simple wasn’t it?

If you have any questions, just email me at swiftless@gmail.com :-)

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    #include <GL/gl.h>
#include <GL/glut.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <math.h>

//angle of rotation
float xpos = 0, ypos = 0, zpos = 0, xrot = 0, yrot = 90, angle=0.0;

//draw the cubes, they make a fancy shape from above :P
void cube (void) {
    float i;
    for (i=0;i<50;i++)
    {
    glTranslated(1, 0, 1);
    glPushMatrix();
    glutSolidCube(2); //draw the cube
    glPopMatrix();
    }
}

void init (void) {
    glEnable (GL_DEPTH_TEST); //enable the depth testing
    glEnable (GL_LIGHTING); //enable the lighting
    glEnable (GL_LIGHT0); //enable LIGHT0, our Diffuse Light
    glShadeModel (GL_SMOOTH); //set the shader to smooth shader

}

void camera (void) {
    glRotatef(xrot,1.0,0.0,0.0);
    glRotatef(yrot,0.0,1.0,0.0);
    glTranslated(-xpos,-ypos,-zpos);
}

void display (void) {
    glClearColor (0.0,0.0,0.0,1.0); //clear the screen to 
black

    glClear (GL_COLOR_BUFFER_BIT | GL_DEPTH_BUFFER_BIT); /
/clear the color buffer and the depth buffer

    glLoadIdentity();  
    gluLookAt (0.0, 0.0, 5.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0, 0.0); /
/camera position, x,y,z, looking at x,y,z, Up Positions of the 
camera

    camera();
    cube(); //call the cube drawing function
    glutSwapBuffers(); //swap the buffers
    angle++; //increase the angle
}

void reshape (int w, int h) {
    glViewport (0, 0, (GLsizei)w, (GLsizei)h); //set the viewport
 to the current window specifications

    glMatrixMode (GL_PROJECTION); //set the matrix to projection

    glLoadIdentity ();
    gluPerspective (60, (GLfloat)w / (GLfloat)h, 1.0, 100.0); //set the perspective (angle of sight, width, height, , depth)
    glMatrixMode (GL_MODELVIEW); //set the matrix back to model

}