SDL_gpu  0.11.0
A hardware-accelerated, cross-platform 2D graphics API
SDL_gpu Documentation

SDL_gpu is a C code library for making hardware-accelerated 2D graphics easy.

SDL_gpu is licensed under the terms of the MIT License.
See LICENSE.txt for details of the usage license granted to you for this code.

A good way to use this documentation is to start on the Modules page.


SDL_gpu is hosted on Github ( You can check out the latest version of the source code with Git:

git clone sdl-gpu


SDL 1.2 or SDL 2.0 (
A rendering backend
Currently implemented: OpenGL 1.1, OpenGL 2.0, OpenGL 3.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, OpenGL ES 2.0


SDL_gpu uses CMake ( to coordinate the library build process. CMake is available as a GUI program or on the command line.

For Linux/UNIX systems, run CMake in the base directory:

cmake -G "Unix Makefiles"
sudo make install

For Linux/UNIX systems, changing the default installation directory can be done like so:

cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr

For Windows systems, you can use cmake-gui and select appropriate options in there (warning: cmake-gui is messy!).


Add the include for SDL_gpu.h to your sources. Link to SDL_gpu (libSDL_gpu.a) or SDL2_gpu (if you use SDL2).


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