SDL2 for Raspberry Pi at last (binaries inside!)

SDL2

For months I have wanted to make a review about engines/libraries/frameworks to develop video games. Nobody in their right mind today would develop a game from scratch.

SDL is the most famous library to develop video games, but also slower when running it on the Pi, until now...


This second version really takes time with us, it was not until a few days ago that it has received an update to work on the Raspberry Pi properly. The version that will be compatible with the numbering 2.0.1, but there is a user that has compiled this library (I leave the binaries along with the headers at the end of this post) in the official forums.

POST UPDATED on 1/1/2014: You can find a script to install it on Raspbian or Raspbmc here

POST UPDATED on 2/5/2014: Another link to help and compile by yourself:

These are improvements that brings:

  • Work without the X.Org server

  • OpenGL ES 2.0

  • ALSA based Sound drivers

  • evdev-based input devices

Soon we will see games games compiled with this library. By the way, I have a couple of them that I will port by myself :)

happy

Download: dropbox.com> SDL2-raspberrypi.tar.gz (9 MB)

Forum raspberrypi.org


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