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SFML — Simple and Fast Multimedia Library

SFML is a simple, fast, cross-platform and object-oriented multimedia API. It provides access to windowing, graphics, audio and network. It is written in C++, and has bindings for various languages such as C, .Net, Ruby, Python.

State of Development

Development is focused on the next major version in the master branch. No more features are planned for the 2.x release series.

  • The master branch contains work in progress for the next major version SFML 3. As such it's considered unstable, but any testing and feedback is highly appreciated.
  • The 2.6.1 tag is the latest official SFML release and will be the last minor release in the 2.x series.

CMake Template

The easiest way to get started with SFML is our CMake-based project template. This template will automatically download and build SFML alongside your own application. Read the README for full instructions on how to use it.


  • You can get the latest official release on SFML's website.
  • You can also get the source code of the current development version from the Git repository.
  • Alternatively, you can get the latest snapshot / artifact builds from the artifacts storage.


Follow the instructions of the tutorials, there is one for each platform/compiler that SFML supports.


There are several places to learn SFML:


Here are some useful community links:


SFML is an open-source project, and it needs your help to go on growing and improving. If you want to get involved and suggest some additional features, file a bug report or submit a patch, please have a look at the contribution guidelines.



The SFML libraries and source code are distributed under the zlib/libpng license. See External libraries used by SFML are distributed under their own licenses.

In short, SFML is free for any use (commercial or personal, proprietary or open-source). You can use SFML in your project without any restriction. You can even omit to mention that you use SFML -- although it would be appreciated.

External libraries used by SFML