It was surprising to me that, with how many LAMP guides there are on the internet, I cannot find any similar guide on getting everything I need to start game development.

It took me quite a while just to figure out what was wrong with OpenGL and how to get that installed. I'm still not able to link to it, which is probably a result of it not being properly installed.

I need to get OpenGL, OpenAL, Vorbis, FreeImage, FreeType2, and Object Oriented Input System installed. I'm hoping that I didn't forget anything.

I always sort of assumed this wouldn't be much of a problem, but I'm following guides for some OpenGL and FreeImage and I'm getting errors. Does anyone know where I can find something that works for sure?

Thank you.