Comparing Modules

The following is a list of current and planned modules in varying states.

Basic Engine Feature Comparisons

- bgfx Irrlicht Nano VG OLC::PGE raylib SDL 1.2 SDL 2.x SFML

Status with Engine

Not yet supported
Alpha Phase
Not yet supported
Supported /
default
Alpha Phase

Library License?*

License (BSD 2-clause)

Full License here.

License

(zlib/libpng)

Full License here.

License

(zlib)

Full License here.

License (OLC 3)

Full License here.

License

(zlib)

Full License here.

License

(GNU LGPL)

Full License here.

License

(zlib)

Full License here.

License

(zlib/png)

Full License here.

2D Supported?

Yes
Yes, but sprite/image rotation disabled
Yes

2D Geometry Rendering

Fast
Fast
+
antialiased vector graphics
Fast
Fast
+
library based pipeline
Slow
Software rendering
Points, Lines and Rectangles fast, but
Circles pre-rendered and scaled
Arcs made in real time
Round rects made in real time
Fast

2.5 Supported?

Yes
Researching...
Yes
Not supported
Researching...

3D supported?

Yes
No
"Pseudo3D Routines"
Yes
No

Shader Support

Supported
Supported
Researching...
Researching...
Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

Supported

Audio

Requires another library
Researching...
Requires another library
Through Extensions
Fully supported
Fully supported through SDL_Mixer 1.2, also room for alternatives
Fully supported through SDL_Mixer 2.0, also room for alternatives
Fully supported

Input

Requires another library
GamePad
Keyboard
Mouse
Touch
Requires another library
GamePad
Keyboard
Mouse
Touch
GamePad (4 Controllers MAX)
Keyboard
Mouse
GamePad
Keyboard
Mouse
Touch
GamePad
Haptic Feedback
Keyboard
Mouse
Touch
GamePad (8 Controllers MAX)
Keyboard
Mouse

Networking

Requires another library
Researching...
Researching...
SDL_Net 1.2 Module if fits needs.
Researching...
SDL_Net 2.0 Module if fits needs.
Researching...
SFML Net Module if fits needs.
Researching...

Platform Comparisons

- bgfx Irrlicht NANO VG OLC::PGE raylib SDL 1.2 SDL 2.x SFML

Desktop Notes

Ported for Windows, Mac, Linux & Free BSD
Ported for
Windows,
Mac & Linux
Ported for Windows & Linux with Mac support being improved.
Ported for
Windows,
Mac Linux & FreeBSD
Ported for Windows, Mac & Linux

Mobile Support?**

Android
&
iOS
Android ( Community Posts - Through Gradle)

iOS ( Researching )
Researching
Android Support

iOS ( Researching)
Researching
Android
&
iOS
Researching

Console Support***

PlayStation 4***
Researching
Not officially supported
Researching
Nintendo Switch supported***
Researching

*Licensing row is based on current version of each library as of March 6, 2021. Please be sure to include these licenses within your games/programs and make sure they are up to date.

 

**Mobile support row is based on research on each library forums, wiki, discord, etc. We have yet to add any build scripts or testing on mobile exports.

 

***Console support row is based on research on each library forums, wiki, discord, etc. We have yet to add any build scripts or testing on mobile exports.

 

**Listed Consoles are based on Patreon and homepages of each library. We have yet to add any build scripts or testing on mobile exports.