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RE: Library advice needed

On 11-Jun-2000 Pieter Hulshoff wrote:
> Hello all,
> My name is Pieter Hulshoff, I live in the Netherlands, and I just rejoined
> the programming world of Linux. :) I've been out of it for a while, so I'm
> totally out of date with regards to libraries. I'm currently doing some
> preparations for development of a platform game under Linux (Castlevania
> style for those of you who know that game), and am in search of (a)
> library(ies) that will allow me to do:
> 1. copy, transparent copy, sprites, possibly screen rotations
> 2. play midi files and do sound effects
> 3. easy porting to windows (flame away; I feel that if I dislike M$ for
> writing single OS software, I should at least port mine.:)
> , and which is/are written in C
> Any ideas/advice you can give me?
> Regards,
> Pieter Hulshoff

I've been fond of SDL lately... www.libsdl.org

1. it has surfaces which can be treated like sprites of days yore.
2. There are addon packages for audio stuff, I bet at least one of them does
3. it has a windows port, and there's even a crosscompiler at
   http://www.libsdl.org/Xmingw32 that I've been playing with (making win32
   .exe's of some sdl/opengl programs for people of lesser os's) Also does
   or will do macos, fbsd, solaris, ... :)

and it's in C. :)

I haven't messed with sound much, so I cannot comment too much on that part,
but there are several sound addons (sdl_mixer, midas) that wrap the sdl sound

        -Erik <erik@smluc.org> [http://math.smsu.edu/~br0ke]

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