author Ryan C. Gordon <>
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 01:11:56 +0000
changeset 91 4a13fbf4a88a
parent 89 2f9f1d02aaca
child 187 1241722f5f28
permissions -rw-r--r--
Updated again.

Building is very easy.


Please understand your rights and mine: read the text file LICENSE in the root
of the source tree. If you can't abide by it, delete this source tree now.

The best documentation for the PhysicsFS API is physfs.h. It is VERY heavily
commented, and makes an excellent, in-depth reference to all the functions.


Edit "Makefile", and follow the instructions. The defaults are probably okay
for general purposes, but give it a once over to make sure. If you don't have
zLib on your system, you'll need to disable ZIP support.

run "make"

That's it. The library will be sitting in a new directory called "bin".

Run "make install" to install the library for use on your system.

Download, and
unpack in the root of the source directory, preserving directory names. If you
did it correctly, there should be a directory named "zlibwin32" in the same
directory as "physfs.h". This archive has Visual C project/workspace files and
the code needed for zipfile support in PhysicsFS, since most Windows boxes
don't have zlib preinstalled.

After that, if building with CygWin, follow the Unix instructions, above. If
you're using Visual C, point the IDE at physfs.dsw, and build. If you're using
any other compiler, send me a patch when you get it working.  :)

If someone is willing to maintain prebuilt PhysicsFS DLLs, I'd like to hear
from you; send an email to

--ryan. (