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Installation in depth

Ogi-kun edited this page Aug 21, 2022 · 12 revisions

Note: this has been lifted from the Getting Started article on the old wiki. As with everything else, WIP. -dthompson

Requirements

If you want to use Allegro, you should be able to work comfortably with a computer and know the basics of programming in C or C++ either using an IDE or though the command line of your operating system. If you do not know how to program yet then please see Learn C or C++.

Installing Allegro

Installing from binaries

The tutorials below show you how to install Allegro with the pre-built binaries using different IDEs and compilers. If you don't see your system listed here, see the manual building instructions in the next section.

Windows

The latest version 5 binaries may be found on the official website.

Mac OS

Linux

Android

Installing from sources

These tutorials show how to build Allegro from it's sources, which is necessary if there are no pre-built binaries available for your system, or you want to try out the unstable version of Allegro outside of its snapshot releases.

Windows

Mac OS

Linux

iOS

Android

For an introduction how to use Allegro with Android see this page: Running_Allegro_applications_on_Android

Or follow the directions in the README_android.txt found in the source distribution of Allegro.