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ifstream and Half-Life

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Hi, I'm not sure if anyone will know this because it's a pretty old game, but anyway, I have a question about coding for Half-Life 1. Basically, if I make a dll that modifies the game, and then use something like: ifstream file_in("readme.txt"); I can read from readme.txt, provided it is in the Half-Life directory. But say I put readme.txt in a sub-directory called "game". Now, if I try the following, it won't work: ifstream file_in("/game/readme.txt"); Anyone know how to code it so that I can read from readme.txt when it's in a subdirectory? Thanks.

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ifstream file_in("/game/readme.txt");

will read from the current drive directory "/game", not a subdirectory of the current working directory.

Try:

ifstream file_in("./game/readme.txt");

The period says "start in the current working directory."

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