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Game programming library

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
"IRC Help" IRC Help channel

"IRC development" IRC development channel

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License:SimplePermissiveJanet Casey13 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Peter Wang Maintainer
See for a complete list Contributor
Elias Pschernig Maintainer
Eric Botcazou Maintainer
Evert Glebbeek Maintainer
Grzegorz Adam Hankiewicz Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
SupportMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Required to buildautoconf
Weak prerequisitesvgalib
Weak prerequisitexlib6g


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