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Building pysfml on windows?
« on: May 12, 2018, 04:45:37 pm »
Since python is one of my favorite languages and I use it for quick prototyping, I wanted to build pysfml on windows.

I did this on windows 10, with visual studio 2015 and python 3.5.something.

WARNING I am not a maintainer and by no means a build system guru, so if this sounds dirty, it's normal.

swig http://www.swig.org/download.html (windows version) (add its directory in your path so that setup.py can later call it) (required to build cython)

a pre compiled version of sfml, I chose the 64 version

Installing cython

pip install cython

cloning the pysfml repo

git clone https://github.com/Sonkun/python-sfml

and building it

python setup.py install

Editing setup.py

The script needs a few adjustments

line 60 add the include folder line this:

self.compiler.include_dirs.append(os.path.join(self.build_temp, 'C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\include'))

and line 81:

library_dirs=[os.path.join('extlibs', 'libs-msvc-universal', arch)]+[os.path.join('C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\lib')] if sys.hexversion >= 0x03050000 else [],

Everything builds fine when I run:

python setup.py install

when importing sf, I now have

ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.


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Re: Building pysfml on windows?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 11:34:25 pm »
Ok so I finally did it.

What needed to be changed:

line 60 add line

self.compiler.include_dirs.append(os.path.join(self.build_temp, 'C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\include\\'))

line 78, change line

library_dirs=[os.path.join('extlibs', 'libs-msvc-universal', arch)]+['C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\lib\\'] if sys.hexversion >= 0x03050000 else [],

line 126, change line

dlls = [("Lib\\site-packages\\sfml", glob('extlibs\\' + arch + '\\openal32.dll'))]+[("sfml\\", glob('C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\bin\\*'))]

The catch is that the DLLs will be copied to /sfml instead of Libs/site-package/sfml

Here is my final setup.py

import sys, os, platform
import os.path, shutil
from glob import glob
from subprocess import call
from setuptools import setup, Command, Extension

    from Cython.Distutils import build_ext
except ImportError:
    print("Please install cython and try again.")
    raise SystemExit

if platform.architecture()[0] == "32bit":
        arch = "x86"
elif platform.architecture()[0] == "64bit":
        arch = "x64"

class CythonBuildExt(build_ext):
    """ Updated version of cython build_ext command to deal with the
        generated API headers. C/C++ header files are all moved to the
        temporary build directory before being properly installed on
        the system.

    def cython_sources(self, sources, extension):

        # cythonize .pxd source files
        ret = build_ext.cython_sources(self, sources, extension)

        # should result the module name; e.g, graphics[.pyx]
        module = os.path.basename(sources[0])[:-4]

        # prepare a list with all header files related to the module (*.hpp, *_api.h, *.h)
        header_files = glob(os.path.join('src', 'sfml', module, '*.hpp'))

        header_files.append(os.path.join('src', 'sfml', module, module + '.h'))
        header_files.append(os.path.join('src', 'sfml', module, module + '_api.h'))

        # deal with exceptions
        if module == "network":
            header_files.remove(os.path.join('src', 'sfml', module, module + '.h'))
            header_files.remove(os.path.join('src', 'sfml', module, module + '_api.h'))

        # create the temporary destination in the build directory
        destination = os.path.join(self.build_temp, 'include', 'pysfml', module)

        if not os.path.exists(destination):

        # move all header files to the build directory
        for header_file in header_files:
            if os.path.isfile(header_file):
                    shutil.copy(header_file, destination)
                except shutil.Error:

        # add the temporary header directory to compilation options
        self.compiler.include_dirs.append(os.path.join(self.build_temp, 'include'))
        self.compiler.include_dirs.append(os.path.join(self.build_temp, 'C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\include\\'))

        # update data_files to install the files on the system

        # On Windows: C:\Python27\include\pysfml\*_api.h
        # On Unix: /usr/local/include/pysfml/*_api.h
        install_directory = os.path.join(sys.exec_prefix, 'include', 'pysfml', module)
        files_to_install = [os.path.join(self.build_temp, 'include', 'pysfml', module, os.path.basename(header_file)) for header_file in header_files]
        data_files.append((install_directory, files_to_install))

        return ret

modules = ['system', 'window', 'graphics', 'audio', 'network']

extension = lambda name, files, libs: Extension(
        name='sfml.' + name,
        sources= [os.path.join('src', 'sfml', name, filename) for filename in files],
        include_dirs=[os.path.join('include', 'Includes')],
        library_dirs=[os.path.join('extlibs', 'libs-msvc-universal', arch)]+['C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\lib\\'] if sys.hexversion >= 0x03050000 else [],
        define_macros=[('SFML_STATIC', '1')] if platform.system() == 'Windows' else [])

if platform.system() == 'Windows':
        system_libs   = ['winmm', 'sfml-system-s']
        window_libs   = ['user32', 'advapi32', 'winmm', 'sfml-system-s', 'gdi32', 'opengl32', 'sfml-window-s']
        graphics_libs = ['user32', 'advapi32', 'winmm', 'sfml-system-s', 'gdi32', 'opengl32', 'sfml-window-s', 'freetype', 'jpeg', 'sfml-graphics-s']
        audio_libs    = ['winmm', 'sfml-system-s', 'flac', 'vorbisenc', 'vorbisfile', 'vorbis', 'ogg', 'openal32', 'sfml-audio-s']
        network_libs  = ['ws2_32', 'sfml-system-s', 'sfml-network-s']
        system_libs   = ['sfml-system']
        window_libs   = ['sfml-system', 'sfml-window']
        graphics_libs = ['sfml-system', 'sfml-window', 'sfml-graphics']
        audio_libs    = ['sfml-system', 'sfml-audio']
        network_libs  = ['sfml-system', 'sfml-network']

system = extension(
    ['system.pyx', 'error.cpp', 'hacks.cpp', 'NumericObject.cpp'],

window = extension(
    ['window.pyx', 'DerivableWindow.cpp'],

graphics = extension(
    ['graphics.pyx', 'DerivableRenderWindow.cpp', 'DerivableDrawable.cpp', 'NumericObject.cpp'],

audio = extension(
    ['audio.pyx', 'DerivableSoundRecorder.cpp', 'DerivableSoundStream.cpp'],

network = extension(

major, minor, _, _ , _ = sys.version_info

data_files = []
if platform.system() == 'Windows':
    dlls = [("Lib\\site-packages\\sfml", glob('extlibs\\' + arch + '\\openal32.dll'))]+[("sfml\\", glob('C:\\_code\\libs\\SFML-2.5.0\\bin\\*'))]
    data_files += dlls

with open('README.md', 'r') as f:
    long_description = f.read()

ext_modules=[system, window, graphics, audio, network]

install_requires = []

if sys.version_info < (3, 4):

kwargs = dict(
            package_dir={'': 'src'},
            description='Python bindings for SFML',
            author='Jonathan de Wachter',
            classifiers=['Development Status :: 5 - Production/Stable',
                        'Intended Audience :: Developers',
                        'License :: OSI Approved :: zlib/libpng License',
                        'Operating System :: OS Independent',
                        'Programming Language :: Python :: 2',
                        'Programming Language :: Python :: 3',
                        'Programming Language :: Cython',
                        'Programming Language :: C++',
                        'Programming Language :: Python',
                        'Programming Language :: Python :: Implementation :: CPython',
                        'Topic :: Games/Entertainment',
                        'Topic :: Multimedia',
                        'Topic :: Software Development :: Libraries :: Python Modules'],
            keywords='sfml SFML simple fast multimedia system window graphics audio network pySFML PySFML python-sfml',
            cmdclass={'build_ext': CythonBuildExt})



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Re: Building pysfml on windows?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 12:22:03 pm »
nice work...

i tried to in stall pysfml with gcc + setup.py .... ... ends with some ld error... ....

pysfml is great... it is faster than pyglet in many sections... but it is hard to install.... ...

the best way to install is that download a pysfml.wheel then pip install wheel...

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