== Things needed ==
=== Visual Studio
2013 ===There exist several versions of Visual Studio 2013. A feature comparison can be found [ http://www.visualstudio.com/en-US/products/ compare-visual-studio- products-vs here]
You can obtain the free Express version of Visual C++ 2013 [http://www.microsoft. com/express here]
Although Visual Studio 2013 or 2012 is preferred, older versions of Visual Studio may work so long as you have them updated to their latest Service Pack revisions. In fact, we suggest making sure that you always have the latest Service Packs and patches applied for these tool sets. In some cases, fixes were put into the free-to -download "Processor Pack" add-on for Visual C++. So, download the latest Service Pack and the latest Processor Pack for whatever version of Visual C++ you are using to make sure you won't run into compiler bugs that prevent the compilation of ScummVM.
Additional tools ===
You will need to download and install [http:// www. nasm. us/ nasm] which is used for assembler versions of our scalers.
Precompiled libraries === To ease the whole process, a package of all the needed precompiled libraries has been created . All you need to do is :* Download the [http://sourceforge.net/projects/scummvm/files/build/scummvm_vs_libs.zip/download precompiled libraries].
* Download the [http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.15-win32.zip latest SDL runtime library] - latest version is 1.2.15 at the time this was written, you can find the latest version [http://www.libsdl.org/download-1.2.php here].
* Download the [http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/freetype.htm FreeType library]. You'll need the [http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/downlinks/freetype.php complete package] and the [http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/downlinks/freetype-lib-zip.php developer libraries]. You'll need to copy the .lib files to your Visual Studio vc/lib folder, and the freetype6.dll and zlib1.dll files from the Freetype bin folder (default c:\Program Files (x86)\GnuWin32\bin) to your Windows folder.