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Hi, I hope somebody can help me. My Problem: I have got a normal TEXTfile, in this TEXTfile i have stored the paths or only the names of textures. Now i want to load this path/name and want to load the texture with a BMP_loading function. Now the problem: The BMP_loadding func. awaits a ''char *TextureFile'' When i want to read the path i must use eg ''char TF[255]'', i mean to read the complete string, in my eyes it is a string, i need an array, and the BMP_loading func. do not accepts arrays. What could i do ?

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Let me see if I have this right.

You are reading in the name of your texture from a text file and putting the filename into this character array:
char TF[255];
You then want to pass that filename to your bitmap loading function to use it as a texture

Okay, when you pass the name to your funtion, pass it like this:
LoadBitmap(..., TF, ...);

that passed the address of the array (or a pointer to that array, to be more precise), which is what you want.

make sure that your array ends with a null terminator character, or you could have major problems later on, though ''\0''

Hope that helps

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I think i understand what you mean and
i think i tried this and it wouldn''t work.

So i want to write it more detailed:

Textures.txt //TEXTfile with the Textur-Paths
C:\Project\Data\Texture\Floor1.bmp //
C:\Project\Data\Texture\Floor2.bmp // Content of File
C:\Project\Data\Texture\Floor3.bmp //

Main.cpp //my Code

AUX_RGBImageRec *LoadBMP(char *Filename);

int SetupWorld (void)
FILE *FileIn;
char TexturName[255];

FileIn = fopen("Textures.txt","rt");
fscanf(FileIn, "%s", &TexturName);


return TRUE;

AUX_RGBImageRec *LoadBMP(char *Filename)

if (!Filename)
return NULL;
File=fopen(Filename,"r"); !!!!!!

if (File)
return auxDIBImageLoad(Filename);
return NULL;

Ok i think you can follow this Code,
and there where are the !!!!!! this ''fopen'' doesn''t work,
it doesn''t return a ''FILE''

Is it a better description ?

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I think it has to do with the fact that the Paths in Textures.txt are typed with single backslashes.
One backslash creates a special code of the character behind it (\n = CR, \r = newline, for example)

Try to write the Paths like this instead and see if it works,


return 1;

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Did you try putting your slashes the other way.
eg- "Data/Gfx/Hey.bmp" works with my programs while
...."Data\Gfx\Hey.bmp" doesn''t work with me.

Probly not the problem but I thought I''d let you know.

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Thanx to all! No i have found the problem!
Sure you will laugh but mistake are humanily!
My Directory''s name was Textur and not Texture!
Uuh, stupid i know.
But Thanx, i can use your Answers to for some other Stuff!

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