I've started to do sth. with SDL/openGL, but I haven't managed to get this tutorial running yet (http://www.sdltutorials.com/sdl-opengl-tutorial-basics).

Since this tutorial, or most tutorials at all, are written in SDL 1.2, I changed just this part of the tutorial's code:

instead of:

if((Surf_Display = SDL_SetVideoMode(640, 480, 32, SDL_HWSURFACE | SDL_GL_DOUBLEBUFFER | SDL_OPENGL)) == NULL)


SDL_Window *window;
if((window = SDL_CreateWindow("SDLWindow", SDL_WINDOWPOS_UNDEFINED,
                              640, 480,
                              SDL_GL_DOUBLEBUFFER | SDL_WINDOW_OPENGL)) == NULL)

Now, all parts of the code seem to be correctly except the last one, this is "SDL_GL_SwapBuffers()";

Xcode says: use of undeclared identifier....

I think it's deprecated in SDL 2.0, but I couldn't find the right function in the migration guide, or is the problem something else?

Can anyone help me with that?


The new function is SDL_GL_SwapWindow() and it takes your window pointer.

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ I already tried SDL_GL_SwapWindow(pointer), but it does exactly the same like without this function: instead of a sdl window with that simple graphic, i got an enlarged view on a part of the XCode GUI(like 300 %), no keyboard input is possible and so i have restart my mac completely by pushing the on/off button... \$\endgroup\$
    – reynmar
    Jan 18 '15 at 16:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you acquired an OpenGL context yet using SDL_GL_CreateContext(window)? \$\endgroup\$
    – jmegaffin
    Jan 18 '15 at 16:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ No I did not...Actually i was under the impression, SDL_createWindow() provides this functionality and in this tutorial, there is no usage of SDL_GL_CreateContext(window) . However I have tried so, if i put this function before SDL_GL_CreateContext(window), there is no difference in behavior, if i put it after, i get the enlarged view of Xcode but after a second, it moves away and I get a full black screen. Really weird and frustrating....... \$\endgroup\$
    – reynmar
    Jan 18 '15 at 17:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ >> "i got an enlarged view on a part of the XCode GUI(like 300 %)" << That's good! It is probably your OpenGL backing buffer, but you haven't drawn anything into it. (It has a different app's contents still sitting in it.) I think you're ready to do glClearColor() and glClear(). Do a clear, a swap, a clear, and a swap, all at once if you like, just to check that theory. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 18 '15 at 18:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Okay, I'm not familiar with developing on OSX so I wasn't sure if that was a problem. In SDL you need to explicitly tell the application to handle input events so that your window is responsive. You can do this with a call to SDL_QuitRequested(), SDL_PumpEvents() or with SDL_PollEvent() in a loop. \$\endgroup\$
    – jmegaffin
    Jan 19 '15 at 0:33

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.