Rust bindings for libtcod 1.6.3 (the Doryen library/roguelike toolkit)
This project is no longer actively developed or maintained. Please accept our apologies.
Open pull requests may still get merged, but we don't expect to investigate or fix open issues.
There are two great alternatives to check out! They are both written in pure Rust (fewer chances of library linking or dependency issues, easier to deploy) and target the web browsers as well.
libtcod a.k.a. "The Doryen Library" is a smallish library designed for writing roguelikes. It provides a bunch of useful functionality such as:
This project provides Rust bindings for libtcod v1.6.3.
This project follows Semantic Versioning. Since we're under
1.0.0anything goes. The API can change at any time.
Indeed, it probably should change! If you have better ideas on how it make it safer or more familiar to Rust developers, please let us know.
rustdocon every new commit:
But that's mostly useful for types, function signatures, etc. We don't have much in term of actual docs, but you can always check the official ones:
All raw tcod bindings are available via the
tcod-syscrate. In addition we want to provide safe (and more in line with the Rust style) wrappers -- if you can segfault outside of
unsafeblocks, that's a bug. The safe bindings are not yet complete, however.
randcrate, except for places where the API requires the built-in generators)
libtcodso you need to build or download the official version. The
libtcodversion known to work is bundled with
tcod-sysand Cargo will build it for you, but you need the build dependencies installed.
Alternatively, you can provide the precompiled libtcod library to override the building process. See below.
tcod-rs, add this to your game's
[dependencies] tcod = "0.15"
Run the equivalent of:
$ sudo apt-get install gcc g++ make libsdl2-dev $ cd yourgame $ cargo build --release $ cargo run --release
on your distro.
tcod-rswill build the library statically on Linux as including the code into the executable is usually more convenient. To build a dynamic library specify the
[dependencies.tcod-sys] version = "*" features = ["dynlib"]
Make sure you have Visual Studio 2013 or later with the C++ tools option installed. You also need the "MSVC ABI" version of the Rust compiler (as opposed to the "GNU ABI" one).
Then, set up the compilation environment, make sure Rust is in your
PATHand run Cargo:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\VC\vcvarsall.bat amd64 set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\Rust\bin cd yourgame cargo build --release cargo run --release
You have to download and install MinGW. Then, add Rust's and MinGW's bin directories to your path and compile your game:
set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\Rust\bin;C:\MinGW\bin cd yourgame cargo build --release cargo run --release
$ brew install pkg-config sdl2 $ cd yourgame $ cargo build --release $ cargo run --release
This is based on the instructions from Jared McFarland's roguelike tutorial.
To test this, you can clone this repository directly and run the one of the provided examples:
$ git clone https://github.com/tomassedovic/tcod-rs.git $ cd tcod-rs $ cargo run --example keyboard
If you don't want to build libtcod yourself, you can instruct Cargo to override the build script. See
.cargo/configfrom the repository for an example.
NOTE: The official MinGW pre-built libraries (for Windows) don't seem to work with tcod-rs. We're not sure exactly why this is so we'd appreciate anyone's help!
The raw bindings were generated using rust-bindgen and are located at
src/ffi.rs. The safe (hopefully?) wrapper was built on top of them at
This is far from done, patches to missing functionality wrappers, documentation and examples are very much appreciated. If your patch (any patch -- including typos) gets accepted, you'll get a commit access if you want it.
We accept GitHub as well as regular pull requests (i.e. emailing or tweeting the URL of your feature branch works).
You can regenerate the raw bindings by running:
bindgen -builtins -l tcod include/libtcod.h -o src/ffi.rs
tcod-rs is licensed under WTFPL v2. See
COPYING.txtfor the full text of the license (don't worry -- it's really short and to the point).