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alex is the most comprehensive website on the Internet pertaining to the Allegro Gaming Library. The Allegro library provides C/C++ programmers low level routines commonly needed in game programing, such as input, graphics, midi, sound effects, and timing. It is cross platform and works with many different compilers. Originally developed by Shawn Hargreaves, it is now a group project with contributions from all over the world! Some of its key features include:

  • Ease of Use - comes with comprehensive documentation and examples
  • Extensibility - if the built-in functionality isn't enough, there are many add-ons available
  • Cross Platform - without changing a single line of code, you can create versions for Windows, OS X, Linux, DOS, and others! Works with many compilers, including DJGPP and VC++
  • Open Source - anyone can contribute, including you!
  • Free - it won't cost you a dime, and there are no restrictions on its usage

For more information regarding the technical details of Allegro, we encourage you to visit Allegro's homepage and give it a try!

The goal of is to provide a wealth of up to date information pertaining to Allegro programming and gaming. In order to accomplish this, we rely heavily on participation from Allegro developers and the general public. Each project that is listed on is maintained by its own author(s). This technique gives you the most recent information possible. Also, anyone is free to submit news and links to the website.

Nearly all of the projects found on this website are freeware or shareware that include playable downloads. As with all software, make sure you fully read the documentation before usage. is not responsible for any damage that may be done by software you directly or indirectly download.

We are always looking for suggestions and ways for improvements, so please let us know if you have any ideas. We thank you for your continued support!

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