Including SDL2 modules

Getting Started

Written for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Although we default to 32-bit for the editor, we plan to add 64-bit executables in the future. 

In order to successfully compile Game Pencil’s Editor you will need the following libraries:

  • SDL 2 ( Download Page) Game Pencil currently uses 2.0.5; but 2.0.6 should work just fine.
  • SDL2_image( Download Page) Search for development libraries and find your supported OS.
  • SDL2_mixer( Download Page)Search for development libraries and find your supported OS.
  • SDL2_ttf( Download Page)Search for development libraries and find your supported OS.

Linkers needed for your compiler

Linked libraries( For Windows)

-lmingw32 -lSDL2main -lSDL2 -lSDL2_image -lSDL2_mixer -lSDL2_ttf -lComdlg32

Linked libraries( For OSX)

-lSDL2main -lSDL2 -lSDL2_image -lSDL2_mixer -lSDL2_ttf

Linked libraries( For Linux)

-lSDL2main -lSDL2 -lSDL2_image -lSDL2_mixer -lSDL2_ttf

Creating SDL Projects in C/C++

Our heroes at has created a set of detailed tutorials for getting an SDL application working in a few popular C++ IDEs.

SDL 2 License

SDL 2.0 and newer are available under the zlib license :

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty.  In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
freely, subject to the following restrictions:

1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
   claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
   in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
   appreciated but is not required.
2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
   misrepresented as being the original software.
3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.


SDL 1.2 and older are available under the GNU LGPL license .