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I'm trying to write a save/serialization system for my game, and I want to be able to serialize in binary mode. How can I do that? I know how to create binary ifstream and ofstream objects. Is it possible to do the same with regular ostream and istream?

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The "binary" flag just means that newlines aren't translated to the platform specific sequence during output. You can use istream::read() and ostream::write() to serialize byte data.

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I'm trying to write a save/serialization system for my game, and I want to be able to serialize in binary mode. How can I do that?
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