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Old 04-25-2003, 03:48 AM   #1
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I'm trying to comile zsnes but it says it needs SDL 1.2.0

Does it mean that SPECIFIC build? Is there even a difference (the numbering system baffles me) because I installed SDL 1.2.blahblahblah (why look when I can insert gibberish?) and it still gives me the same error. If NOT, then does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
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Old 04-25-2003, 09:07 AM   #2
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Are you are trying to build zsnes as root?? If so try as a regualr user.
Old 04-25-2003, 10:19 AM   #3
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Usually when you're compiling, and you get errors about needing such-and-such, it means you need such-and-such_devel. In your case, see if you have libSDL1.2xxx-devel installed.
Old 04-25-2003, 05:37 PM   #4
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It's a bit hard to get Zsnes to compile... You need not only SDL ( ) but also Assembler to compile it ( If I'm not mistaken, it was used assembler to emulate the sound of Snes into Zsnes as they did with Final Burn for Linux...

The first adress is correct, but I'm not sure about the second. Anyway, if it's wrong make a search on google after NASM...

Install first SDL and NASM, then try to compile Zsnes. It should find automaticaly those libraries. Alternativly, you could use Snes9X. It's not the same good as Zsnes (odd audio output in some games (Super Street Fighter and Megaman X series ) and some games runs bad as the last stage of StarWars; A New Hope and bad support to special snes chips like SFX (Star Fox and Doom ). Yet, it's a great emulator and gets a respectable second place and easy, really easy to compile .
It's homepage is here:



Good luck
Old 04-27-2003, 05:24 AM   #5
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I took... most of the suggestions from you guys, and I think the best choice I made was installing snes9x

Thanks for the help.


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