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hiding graphics from user?

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jimiwa    122
I want to program a game but I don''t want the player to have access to any bmp files. How do you create sprites that can''t be tampered with?

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hellz    356
If you include your graphics into resource files, they cannot be directly tampered with. However, there''s always the printscreen key (which you cannot do anything about).

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CodeMunkie    805
There are some quick and dirty ways. You can hide them as resources in your .exe. You can save them as standard file formats but just change the extension. You could also come up with your own custom image format. These ways will only stop the casual user from finding your images, but there are quite a few people who would figure it out. If you want to get real nasty you could encrypt the images. There is really no sense in going overboard with protecting your images. Look at all the utilities that are out there to modify images for Quake and Half-Life and lots of other commercial games. Many people like being able to customize the in game graphics a bit.

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You should look at modifiability as a desirable, value-added feature of your game. If targa, jpeg and zip are good enough for id software they ought to be good enough for you...

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