Simple DirectMedia Layer

2.0.4 & 1.2.15
Release date: 
Thursday, 30 June, 2016



Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the award winning Linux port of "Civilization: Call To Power."

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

sdl-1.2.15-5.oc00 (30/06/2016)
Repository: Netlabs stable
SDL_ttf-2.0.11-2.oc00 (14/04/2016)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Simple DirectMedia Layer v. 1.2.15 (3/3/2016, Andrey Vasilkin)
Simple DirectMedia Layer v. 2.0.4 (25/2/2016, Andrey Vasilkin)
Simple DirectMedia Layer v. 1.2.14 (17/3/2010, Doodle)
Simple DirectMedia Layer v. 1.2.14 (6/11/2009, T. Ebisawa)
Simple DirectMedia Layer v. 1.2.14 (6/11/2009, Doodle)
Simple DirectMedia Layer v. 1.2.13 (6/5/2009, Doodle)
Simple DirectMedia Layer v. 1.2.10 (4/8/2008, Doodle)
Record updated last time on: 18/02/2019 - 20:54

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