Installing Sogo


For running Sogo, you need to have the free OpenGL substitute Mesa installed as well as GLUT, i.e. the OpenGL Utility Toolkit. In the SuSE 7.2 Linux distribution, for example, just install the packages mesa, mesa3dfx, mesaglu, mesaglut, and mesasoft from the x3d series. Apart from that, you also need to have a graphical user interface installed, of course. You might need additional software, which is not explicitly listed here.
Copy all files from the bin/linux directory to a directory of your choice, where you want Sogo to be installed. To use the hardware graphics accelaration, the Glide Library must be installed. This is important, since Sogo with software rendering is very slow. Sogo has been tested with the 3Dfx Glide driver for Mesa. In the SuSE 7.2 Linux distribution, this can be found in the package mesa3dfx in the x3d series. Other glide drivers might be necessary. For hardware acceleration Sogo must be run with root privileges. This can be achieved by setting the suid bit and changing the file owner to root:
chmod +s sogo
chown root sogo
If the acceleration still does not work, invoke export MESA_GLX_FX="fullscreen" in the bash before running sogo. Please refer to the documentation README.3DFX in the Mesa documentation directory for details on this.
Finally, you can start Sogo from the directory where you copied the files to. Just invoke the sogo program from the Shell or from a graphical user interface.


Make sure that there is an OpenGL driver installed on your Windows system. You can check that if you hit the right mouse button on your desktop and select "Properties" from the pop-up menu. There should be some OpenGL options in the display settings window. If there is no OpenGL driver installed on your Windows system, you can get the latest and fastest driver for your graphics board at GLSetup (you can use glsetup.exe to get the driver). This is especially important on Windows 95 and Windows 98 boxes, which usually do not come with an OpenGL driver.
Next, you can copy the bin\windows directory to some place of your choice, e.g. C:\Programme\Sogo. Then create a shortcut for SOGO.EXE in your start menu or on the desktop (read the Windows help if you do not know how to do that). To start Sogo, just click on the shortcut.

Sogo Version 1.2, (c) 12/15/2002
This program is freeware. It may be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes as long as all the files in the original archive are present and have not been modified in any way. No charge for Sogo may be made other than a reasonable cost to cover the media and copying time.
Copyright (c) 2002 by Stefan Witt. All rights reserved.