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Loading A Entire Filfe from disk to MEM

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I was just wondering how i would go about reading a file ie a map file into memory and then working on it from memory instead of disk ~prevail by daring to fail~

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FILE* inFile = fopen("map.txt", rb);
int length = 0;
int startPosition;
char* fileData;
startPosition = ftell(inFile);
fseek(inFile, 0, SEEK_END);
length = ftell(inFile);
fseek(inFile, 0, startPosition);
fileData = (char*)malloc(length * sizeof(char));
fread(fileData, 1, length, inFile);
fclose(inFile);

I think that should do it. Now, a copy of the data contained in the file is stored in memory, and fileData is a pointer to it. So to use it, you would do something like:
  
char* currentPosition = fileData;
while(*currentPosition++ != NULL)
{
if(*currentPosition == TILE_TYPE_ONE)
do_stuff();
else if(*currentPosition == TILE_TYPE_TWO)
do_other_stuff;
}

Or something like that.

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Martee

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