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From what I understand lpSurface is the memory address of the pixels in the surface. If this is the case how can I get access to the actual pixel colour value so I can compare it to an RGB color value as in the line: if(colour == COL_COLLISION)
	Surface->LockSurface(overlapRect, sd);

	LPDWORD pixels = (LPDWORD)(sd.lpSurface);
	
	DWORD colour;
	
        for(int i = 0; i < (overlapRect.right-overlapRect.left)*(overlapRect.bottom-overlapRect.top); i++)
        {
		colour = pixels[i];
		if(colour == COL_COLLISION)
		{
			Surface->UnlockSurface(overlapRect);
			return true;
		}
       }

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Actually, you need to know different things such as the color format the surface is stored it. Dependently on that, you have either to decode it or compare it to a value that represents the collision color in that given color format.

What you need to know is that the number of bytes representing a color depends on the bitdepth of the surface. A 16 bit surface (being it 565, 1555, X555, ...) stores one pixel in 2 bytes. A 24 bit surface in 3 bytes and a 32 bit surface in 4 bytes.

Dependently on the bitdepth you have to a) read in the pixels, b) iterate through the bitmap and c) compare the value.

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The bit depth is 16 bits,
the color I want to compare in collision is RGB(1, 1, 1)
How would i go about iterating through the array and comparing the pixel values with the collision color?

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