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It's me, again :D
May someone give me some explanations about how surfaces hold color data?
I thought that sing LockRect you get a pointer (pBits) to an array of DWORDS of size width*height*sizeof(DWORD).
So i wrote this function, to get the color value of one pixel in a surface
DWORD SurfaceGetPixelColor(LPDIRECT3DSURFACE9 surface, int x, int y)
{
RECT rectangle;

rectangle.left = x;
rectangle.top = y;
rectangle.right = x+1;
rectangle.bottom = y+1;
surface->LockRect(&getpix_desc,&rectangle,D3DLOCK_READONLY);
DWORD color;
memcpy(&color,getpix_desc.pBits,sizeof(DWORD));
surface->surface->UnlockRect();
return(color);
}

But i get an error for memcpy

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You need to make sure that the data in your surface is 32-bit. If it has any other format it will have a different size.

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Could you specify what error you're getting from memcpy. Also have you checked to make sure the lock is successful?

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