Library to handle RPG Maker 2000/2003 and EasyRPG projects
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liblcf

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: https://easyrpg.org/

Documentation

Documentation is available at the documentation wiki: https://wiki.easyrpg.org

Requirements

  • 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:

https://github.com/EasyRPG/liblcf

Released versions are also available at our Download Archive:

https://easyrpg.org/downloads/

Building

Autotools Makefile method:

Building requirements:

  • pkg-config
  • GNU make

Step-by-step instructions:

tar xf liblcf-0.5.4.tar.xz # unpack the tarball
cd liblcf-0.5.4            # 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:

https://wiki.easyrpg.org/development/compiling/liblcf/autotools

CMake method:

Building requirements:

  • pkg-config (Not on Windows)
  • CMake

Step-by-step instructions:

tar xf liblcf-0.5.4.tar.xz            # unpack the tarball
cd liblcf-0.5.4                       # enter in the package directory
cmake . -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release    # configure project
cmake --build .                       # compile the library
sudo cmake --build . --target install # install system-wide

Read more detailed instructions at:

https://wiki.easyrpg.org/development/compiling/liblcf/cmake

CMake is the only supported way to build liblcf for Windows. All dependencies must be installed with vcpkg.

Bug reporting

Available options:

License

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 inih under New BSD license. See the source code comment headers for license details.