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Hi everyone, I''m just starting to program graphical games and started using SDL. Now here''s the problem: I want to use MinGW to compile my programs (I have Visual C++ 6 too, but don''t want to use it), but I can''t find anywhere a tutorial on how to compile MinGW using SDL. I''m not using Msys, because I like to keep everything really minimal, so I know that it''s a little different than if I had msys. Where do I put the SDL folder? What do I set for compile? Should I make a makefile? Thanks, sorry for sounding all nooby, but I''m stumped about this. Thanks. Bill

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Extract the include and lib folders to where you installed MinGW.

To compile a program from the commandline, just add ''-lsdl'' to the arguments you''d pass gcc/g++ normally. In Dev-C++ go to project options/parameters/linker and write ''-lsdl''.

You may want to copy sdl.dll from the lib directory to your windows system directory.

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Go to http://cone3d.gamedev.net and look at their first sdl tutorial. It has what you need.



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