Library to handle RPG Maker 2000/2003 and EasyRPG projects
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liblcf is a library to handle RPG Maker 2000 and 2003 game data. It can read and write LCF and XML files.

liblcf is part of the EasyRPG Project. More information is available at the project website:


Documentation is available at the documentation wiki:


Expat for XML reading support. ICU for character encoding detection and conversion (recommended).

Source code

liblcf development is hosted by GitHub, project files are available in this git repository:

Released versions are also available at our Download Archive:


Autotools Makefile method:

Building requirements:

  • pkg-config
  • GNU make

Step-by-step instructions:

tar xf liblcf-0.5.3.tar.xz # unpack the tarball
cd liblcf-0.5.3            # enter in the package directory
./configure --prefix /usr  # find libraries, set options
make                       # compile the library
sudo make install          # install system-wide

Additional building requirements when using the source tree (git):

  • autoconf >= 2.69
  • automake >= 1.11.4
  • libtool

To generate the "configure" script, run before following the above section:

autoreconf -i

Read more detailed instructions at:

Bug reporting

Available options:


liblcf is Free/Libre Open Source Software, released under the MIT License. See the file COPYING for copying conditions.

3rd party software

liblcf code includes a copy of Boost Preprocessor Cat and Stringize (Boost Software License 1.0) and a copy of inih (New BSD license). See the source code comment headers for license details.