The Unix version of Digger works with FreeBSD (using the console graphics
driver) and SDL (a
graphics API which has been ported to many platforms: Gnu/Linux, Win32,
FreeBSD, BeOS, MacOS etc.).
This distribution does not include binaries but there are makefiles for various
platforms. For questions, comments and suggestions on this version, email
Here are some patches to the SDL
version for Darwin/MacOS X, courtesy of Markus W. Weissmann. This is also available
on the *BSD-Ports system for the Darwin OS
Sveinbjorn Thordarson has made a
packaged version available for download
If your system is already supported by the Digger/SDL (currently FreeBSD, Linux
and Windows with Cygwin toolkit) then do the following:
- Download Digger's source tarball.
- Unpack it.
- Edit Makefile.sdl to uncomment appropriate "ARCH = your OS" and comment all
- Make sure that you have the
SDL library installed, if
not then install it.
- Build it using "make -f Makefile.sdl".
- Have fun with Digger. To enable sound start it with "/A" option.
NOTE: If you are using FreeBSD, then it would be much easier for your to check
official ports collection first, as it is likely that when you are reading this
words Digger's port is already there.
It should be fairly easy to port Digger/SDL to any platform which supported by
the SDL library and has
GNU Make, GNU C compiler and libz comression library on it.
- Edit Makefile.sdl to replace "FooOS" with actual name of your system.
- Define additional flags necessary for compiler to find various include
files, libraries etc., and fill where appropriate.
- Edit def.h:
- If your system is a UNIX-like (API's, filesystem layout, memory management
etc), then replace "YOUR_UNIX_LIKE_ARCH_GOING_HERE" with actual name of your
- If your system has a flat memory model (most modern protected-mode system)
then add its name to the list of OSes for which FLATFILE should be defined.
- If your system doesn't have strup() function then add its name to the
section where "fbsd_sup.h" being included and make sure that you have added
fbsd_sup.c to the list of object files for your system in the Makefile.sdl.
- If your system doesn't have stricmp() and strnicmp() string-comparing
functions, but instead has strcasecmp() and strncasecmp() then add the name of
your OS to the appropriate section of Makefile.sdl.
- Try to compile Digger. Do not give up if something will go wrong, try to
resolve the problems instead - it should not be very difficult to sort out.
- If you have succeded please report your progress to