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Allegro is multi-platform game programming library for C/C++ developers distributed freely, that provides many functions for graphics, sounds, player input (keyboard, mouse and joystick) and timers. It also provides fixed and floating point mathematical functions, 3d functions, file management functions, compressed datafile and a GUI. It can also be used for other types of multimedia programming.


User help guide available in HTML format from; User tutorial available in HTML format from; User FAQ available in HTML format from

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Download version 4.2.1 (stable)
released on 26 November 2006

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Leaders and contributors

Peter Wang Maintainer
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Elias Pschernig Maintainer
Eric Botcazou Maintainer
Evert Glebbeek Maintainer
Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite svgalib
Weak prerequisite xlib6g
Required to build autoconf

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 June 2005.


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