Its been quite sometime since I started to study SDL with my friend. I am going to summarise somethings about SDL as a beginner.
First let me tell the steps for configuring SDL with DevC++ IDE 22.214.171.124. After installing DevC++ IDE, download the SDL Library
Download the SDL development library for Mingw32
(might be changed in the future)
SDL Library official site is www.libsdl.org
Place it in your C:\ Drive root.
You can also place it whereever you want to store, but here I am going to make further explanation assuming that we are extracting the downloaded file in C:\. If you are extracting at a different location make changes in the path as necessary in the below example
- Extract the contents.
It will create a folder called SDL-1.2.12.
Rename the folder to 'SDL' for simplicity sake.
Now extracted contents are in C:\SDL
- To verify check if there are folders by name
bin, build-scripts, lib, include etc.
under the path C:\SDL
- Now open the DevC++ IDE
Go to Tools Compiler Options.
- Under Compiler Tab
Check the 'Add these commands to the linker command line' checkbox.
- Then enter
'-lmingw32 -lSDLmain -lSDL'
in that textbox without the single quotes.
- Next go to Directories Tab.
- Under Libraries add the path C:\SDL\lib
- Under C/C++ includes add the path 'C:\SDL\include\SDL'
Now you are all set to begin SDL !!