I'm trying to install 2Pong on Ubuntu for doing an experiment but I cannot figure out how to get it running. I installed all the requirements and followed the instructions in the README file but after many searches I still can't find a solution.

I also tried to follow the SDL instructions on their website but without success.

The README states:


  • SDL
  • SDL_Net
  • SDL_Mixer
  • iconv
  • zlib
  • libxml2


  • cd src
  • make

I installed everything but when I try to execute:

sudo make src

I get:

make: Nothing to be done for 'src'.

The files in the folder are: 2Pong, src(folder), README and conf.xml.

Link to the game:


EDIT: My error after implementing SurvivalMachine's fix:

In file included from net.cpp:1:0:
net.h:5:10: fatal error: SDL/SDL_net.h: No such file or directory
 #include <SDL/SDL_net.h>
compilation terminated.
Makefile:52: recipe for target 'net.o' failed
make: *** [net.o] Error 1
  • I added a fix for the SDL_net error, but here's it again: sudo apt install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libxml2-dev – SurvivalMachine May 26 '19 at 13:42
  • Ok finally got it working thank you a ton! Would never have been able to do it without your help! – Max May 26 '19 at 14:08
  • @SurvivalMachine You should post that comment as an answer. – user880592 May 26 '19 at 16:48
  • @GabrielaGarcia I already added the command into my answer before posting the comment. – SurvivalMachine May 26 '19 at 17:07
  • @SurvivalMachine Sorry for bothering. This question came under review and I didn't notice you had already posted an answer. +1 – user880592 May 26 '19 at 17:10

This step is wrong:

sudo make src

Instead you should go into src and run make:

cd src

To get correct dependencies, run these commands:

sudo apt install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libxml2-dev

It looks like it's configured to compile as 32-bit application, so to compile on modern systems edit Makefile and remove -march=i486 -mcpu=i686 from CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS.

There is also some code that does not compile without modifications. Open defs.h and find these lines:

rectangle defines::UpperBound();
rectangle defines::LowerBound();
rectangle defines::RightBound();
rectangle defines::LeftBound();

Remove defines:: so it looks like this:

rectangle UpperBound();
rectangle LowerBound();
rectangle RightBound();
rectangle LeftBound();
  • I tried that before but i get: make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. – Max May 26 '19 at 12:37
  • I just downloaded it and src directory does contain Makefile. You must be running make from some other directory. – SurvivalMachine May 26 '19 at 12:38
  • @Max did you download 2pong-src-1.0.1a.tar.gz? – SurvivalMachine May 26 '19 at 12:42
  • I extracted the tar.gz file to my Desktop and ran: ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop/2Pong-Linux/src$ make Is this correct? – Max May 26 '19 at 12:44
  • @Max If you run ls in the directory and see a Makefile, then it is the correct directory. – SurvivalMachine May 26 '19 at 12:46

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