RPG Maker 2000/2003 and EasyRPG games interpreter

EasyRPG Player

EasyRPG Player is a game interpreter to play RPG Maker 2000, 2003 and EasyRPG games. It uses the LCF parser library (liblcf) to read RPG Maker game data.

EasyRPG Player is part of the EasyRPG Project. More information is available at the project website:


Documentation is available at the documentation wiki:


minimal / required

  • liblcf for RPG Maker data reading.
  • SDL2 for screen backend support.
  • SDL2_mixer for audio mixing.
  • Pixman for low level pixel manipulation.
  • libpng for PNG image support.
  • zlib for XYZ image support.

SDL and SDL_mixer 1.2 are still supported, but deprecated.

extended / recommended

  • FreeType2 for external font support (+ HarfBuzz for Unicode text shaping)
  • mpg123 for better MP3 audio support
  • WildMIDI for better MIDI audio support
  • Ogg+Vorbis/Tremor for OGG audio support
  • libsndfile for better WAVE audio support
  • SpeexDSP for proper audio resampling

Daily builds

Up to date binaries for assorted platforms are available at our continous integration service:

Source code

EasyRPG Player development is hosted by GitHub, project files are available in this git repository:

Released versions are also available at our Download Archive:


Autotools Makefile method:

Building requirements:

  • pkg-config
  • GNU make

Step-by-step instructions:

tar xf easyrpg-player-0.5.0.tar.xz # unpack the tarball
cd easyrpg-player-0.5.0            # enter in the package directory
./configure                        # find libraries, set options
make                               # compile the executable

Additional building requirements when using the source tree (git):

  • autoconf >= 2.69
  • automake >= 1.11.4
  • libtool

To generate the “configure” script, run before following the above section:

autoreconf -i

Read more detailed instructions at:

CMake method:

Building requirements:

  • pkg-config
  • CMake

Step-by-step instructions:

tar xf easyrpg-player-0.5.0.tar.xz # unpack the tarball
cd easyrpg-player-0.5.0            # enter in the package directory
cmake .                            # generate Makefile
make                               # compile the executable

Read more detailed instructions at:

Visual Studio method:

Building requirements:

  • Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 or newer

Compile the dependencies in a Visual Studio command prompt:

git clone
cd buildscripts/windows
powershell .\setup.ps1             # requires policy "RemoteSigned"
build v140                         # compile all dependencies

Create an environment variable EASYDEV_MSVC pointing to buildscripts/windows/build

Compile the Player:

  • liblcf is compiled as part of the Player. Extract/Clone liblcf in the “lib” directory
  • Open “builds/vs2015/Player.sln” in Visual Studio
  • The executable is created in the “bin” directory

Read detailed instructions at:

Running EasyRPG Player

Run the easyrpg-player executable from a RPG Maker 2000 or 2003 game project folder (same place as RPG_RT.exe).

Bug reporting

Available options:


EasyRPG Player is free software available under the GPLv3 license. See the file COPYING for license conditions.

3rd party software

EasyRPG Player makes use of the following 3rd party software:

  • FMMidi YM2608 FM synthesizer emulator - Copyright © 2003-2006 yuno (Yoshio Uno), available under the (3-clause) BSD license

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