Hi Nils,

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 12:34 AM, Nils Sudmann <sudmann@gmail.com> wrote:
Installing PyOpenGL on Windows 7 (x64) is giving me headaches. Searching previous postings on the list reveals that different people have had the same kind of problems, but never all of them at once, as it seems I have:

1. Using easy_install (recommended method) complains that it "Couldn't find a setup script" (as reported by horace grant on may 2).

I don't know about this one, maybe someone else has some advice?
2. Missing msvcr71.dll as reported by several people when trying to use the executable installer (PyOpenGL-3.0.1.win32.exe).

These errors usually show up when you don't have Visual Studio installed and your Windows box is missing the C/C++ runtime.

You should be able to fix this either by installing VS or the Visual C++ Redistributable Package. Keep in mind though that what's being reported missing is the C runtime version 7.1, which is very dated (2003). I don't know if the latest C++ runtime includes dll's for that version.
What is next? I'll try downloading the source and "compiling it". Dunno if I need a vc-like compiler for this, but I'm guessing not. The thing is that PyOpenGL-accelerated installer installed just fine.

Let us know how it goes.

Best regards,

Alejandro Segovia Azapian
Director, Algorithmia: Visualization & Acceleration