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I want to learn SFML and I've tried loads of different tutorials but I just get errors with everything I put into it, whether I copy it and type it or if I paste it.

My code:

#include <SFML/Window.hpp>

int main()
{
sf::Window window;
window.create(sf::VideoMode(640,480), "Window");
while(window.isOpen())
{
sf:Event event;
while(window.pollEvent(event))
{
if(event.type = sf::Event::Closed)
window.close();
}
}
return 0;
}


Errors:

g++ -c main.cpp
main.cpp: In function ‘int main()’:
main.cpp:6:9: error: ‘class sf::Window’ has no member named ‘create’
window.create(sf::VideoMode(640,480), "Window");
^
main.cpp:7:15: error: ‘class sf::Window’ has no member named ‘isOpen’
while(window.isOpen())
^
main.cpp:9:6: error: ‘Event’ was not declared in this scope
sf:Event event;
^
main.cpp:9:6: note: suggested alternative:
In file included from /usr/include/SFML/Window.hpp:34:0,
from main.cpp:1:
/usr/include/SFML/Window/Event.hpp:197:7: note:   ‘sf::Event’
class Event
^
main.cpp:9:12: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘event’
sf:Event event;
^
main.cpp:10:16: error: ‘class sf::Window’ has no member named ‘pollEvent’
while(window.pollEvent(event))
^
main.cpp:10:26: error: ‘event’ was not declared in this scope
while(window.pollEvent(event))
^
main.cpp:13:11: error: ‘class sf::Window’ has no member named ‘close’
window.close();
^



Have I installed it wrong or am I missing something?

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It seems that the compiler doesn't find the function, are you sure that you are linking the SFML libraries properly?

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What version of SFML headers are you using? Those look like the errors you'd get if you were using the old 1.x headers where method names started with a capital letter. If so, just download a current version of SFML (2.1?) and you should be fine.

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Ah, turns out I was using 1.6. Thanks!

Edit: I installed 2.1 using cmake and now I'm getting this error.

g++ main.cpp -lsfml-audio -lsfml-network -lsfml-graphics -lsfml-window -lsfml-system
main.cpp:1:27: fatal error: SFML/Window.hpp: No such file or directory
#include <SFML/Window.hpp>



I really don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing, is there any reason installing this is so ridiculously difficult?

Edited by Taint

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Did you remove SFML 1.6 before building SFML 2.0 with cmake? Did you run *make install* ? What is the output of *whereis libsfml-window*? (Assuming you're on linux)

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Try simply following the official tutorials: http://www.sfml-dev.org/tutorials/2.1/

I did, exactly.

Did you remove SFML 1.6 before building SFML 2.0 with cmake? Did you run *make install* ? What is the output of *whereis libsfml-window*? (Assuming you're on linux)

Yeah I did, and I running "make install" seemed to do it. Now I'm getting yet another error. I can now compile my code, but can't run it.

./main
./main: error while loading shared libraries: libsfml-window.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


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Ah, turns out I was using 1.6. Thanks!

Edit: I installed 2.1 using cmake and now I'm getting this error.

g++ main.cpp -lsfml-audio -lsfml-network -lsfml-graphics -lsfml-window -lsfml-system
main.cpp:1:27: fatal error: SFML/Window.hpp: No such file or directory
#include <SFML/Window.hpp>



I really don't have the faintest idea what I'm doing, is there any reason installing this is so ridiculously difficult?

It's telling you it doesn't know where that header file is.  You need to add a -L<include_directory> to your compile line so it knows where Window.hpp is.  You have to provide paths to all such external headers and libs.

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Yeah I did, and I running "make install" seemed to do it. Now I'm getting yet another error. I can now compile my code, but can't run it.

./main
./main: error while loading shared libraries: libsfml-window.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

May I ask you to open a terminal, run the following commands and paste their output here?

1) whereis libsfml-window

2) ldconfig -v 2>/dev/null | grep -v ^$'\t' Edit: the error is probably that the sfml shared object ended up in a directory that is not in your ld path. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites tom@tom-M52LT-D3 ~$ whereis libsfml-window
libsfml-window: /usr/local/lib/libsfml-window.so
tom@tom-M52LT-D3 ~ $ldconfig -v 2>/dev/null | grep -v ^$'\t'
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa:
/lib/i386-linux-gnu:
/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu:
/usr/local/lib:
/usr/lib/nvidia-settings-319:
/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu:
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa-egl:
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa:
/lib:
/usr/lib:



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