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 Published by scottmc
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 Date Posted:   March 31st, 2001
 Last Updated:   November 16th, 2009
 License: See Below
 Downloads: 15,480 total; 1,336 recently
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About SDLGameLibs:
SDL Game Libs, now in compiled .so format. This set of libraries will enable you to play SDL-based games.

If you are looking for the SDL libs for use on Haiku, you can get the latest builds of these on this page:

These will eventually be packaged up for easier installation, but until they are, you can get the individual files and unzip them to "/boot".


This archive not only includes the latest SDL 1.2.2, but also the latest: (freetype 1.3) (2.04 -latest version) (ver.6b) (v1.0.10) (3.5.6b) (0.4.2)
smjpeg (0.2.1)
If an SDL-based game does not work for you, please download and install this archive. It most probably needs these libs as well.
version 1.2.14-x86-gcc2-2009-11-15 - LGPL 
Variation description:
This is the one to get if you are using Haiku.

Details about this version:
This updated zip package includes the shared lib for sdl-ttf, and the new releases of sdl-image-1.2.10 and sdl-mixer-1.2.11.

Intel Version   (12 MB) 366 downloads
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version 1.2.2 - Other Open Source License 
Details about this version:
Updated all the libraries to their latest incarnations. Also, added the tiff and freetype2 library in the package, as they are needed by SDL_image and SDL_ttf accordingly. This package is for users who want to be able play SDL games, not for developers.

If you have trouble running older SDL games (games compiled before August 2001) please download and install the previous SDLGameLibs package.

Intel Version - requires R5   (891 KB) 8,465 downloads
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SDLGameLibs for PPC
version 1.2 - LGPL 
Variation description:
Matthew Schinckel compiled the SDL suite of libraries for the PPC, so people can now compile all the SDL-based games found on BeBits under BeOS PPC (provided they also download the devel/header packages as found on

Details about this version:
The SDLGameLibs for PPC are based on the versions 1.2 of SDL suite of libraries.

PowerPC Version - requires R5   (286 KB) 827 downloads
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version 1.2.2 - Other Open Source License 
Variation description:
Here you will find all the SDL and freetype2 headers compiled libraries. Use this package if you are a developer interested in SDL development.
*Make sure* you unzip this package to /boot/develop/tools/ otherwise your development environment won't be able to find and use the required headers and libs.

Details about this version:
Versions 1.2.2 included. Let me know if you have trouble setting up your development kit for SDL.

Intel Version - requires R5   (2.2 MB) 1,247 downloads
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  • SDL Libs for Haiku - scottmc
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