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  Hello folks !

This is libmikmod, version 3.2.0-beta1, a portable sound library for Unix.
Check out the file 'NEWS' for more history information.


- If you're not building libmikmod for Windows, then you're lost in the
  sources. Go up one directory, and read the main README file.

So, you're on an angry fruit salad Windows system, aren't you ? With
those so cute icons and an overflowed system tray ?

Currently, libmikmod can be build under Windows with the Microsoft
compiler, lcc-win32 and MinGW (I suppose that the Watcom compiler and Metrowerks
Codewarrior could be used as well).

You'll need the DirectX SDK (if not included with the compiler) to
compile the DirectSound driver; version 5 or better is required. The
standard Win32 SDK is enough for the winmm driver.

Oh, I almost forgot: you need long filenames to compile libmikmod, but
that should not be a problem nowadays.

-- Instructions for Microsoft Compiler

You might want to edit one of the files 'Makefile.dynamic' and
'Makefile.static' located in the 'win32' directory to suit your
particular compiler setup. Then, in the 'win32' directory, run

	nmake -f Makefile.static

to build a static library, or

	nmake -f Makefile.dynamic

to build a DLL with its import library. 
If the build fails, I'd like to hear from you to correct the problem.

Be warned that both Makefiles put their object files in the same
directory. If you want to switch between the two makefiles, don't forget
to do a make clean first:
	nmake -f Makefile.dynamic clean
(or the same command with Makefile.static).

To make your library ready to use, copy the file '..\include\mikmod.h'
to your compiler include directory, and 'mikmod.lib` to your compiler
library directory. If you built a DLL, you'll also have to put
'mikmod.dll' somewhere in your PATH.

HTML documentation of the library, for programmers, is located in the
doc directory.

-- Instructions for lcc-win32

Use Makefile.lcc

-- Instructions for MingGW

Use Makefile.mingw


I would like to thank everyone who contributed to libmikmod. Their names
are in the AUTHORS file for the significative contributions, but some
other names can be found in the NEWS file. Thanks a lot ! Keeping
libmikmod alive wouldn't be much fun without you.


The libmikmod sound library is covered by the GNU Library General Public
License as published by the Free Software Fundation (you'll find it in
the file COPYING.LIB); either version 2 of the licence, or (at your
option) any later version.

The GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1, in file
COPYING.LESSER, can be considered as a later version of the LGPL, and is
strongly recommended for people who will embed libmikmod in their
application as a shared library.

Parts of the library (in playercode/mdulaw.c) are derived from the files
libst.h and raw.c from an old version of the sox (SOund eXchange)
package written by Lance Norskog and Jef Poskanzer. The following
copyright notice applies to these parts:

  Copyright (C) 1989 by Jef Poskanzer.
  Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
  documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided
  that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that
  copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting
  documentation.  This software is provided "as is" without express or
  implied warranty.

Note that none of these parts are used in the Win32 version of the
libmikmod library.


* email:
  Please send all your libmikmod related e-mail to me, at:

* web:
  libmikmod home page is located at:

* ftp:
  Latest releases of libmikmod can be found:
  - on the web site
  - on ibiblio (formerly known as metalab, formerly sunsite) and its mirrors


I hope you'll enjoy using this version of libmikmod as well as I enjoyed
debugging and improving it.

-- Miod Vallat, 01/24/2002