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Hello again
I now have another problem xP with my C++ and SDL.
Im now learning to use the ttf library and Ive linked all the libraries together, and theirs no issues with the compiler trying to find the functions or anything, but when I try to load a font, the ttf_openfont command cant find "lazy.ttf" and returns null, so I end up with the message that the program returned 4, meaning the font failed to load.

Any help as to why the program cant find the font? [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

Thanks!

Heres the source for it:
[source lang="cpp"]//The headers
#include "SDL/SDL.h"
#include "SDL/SDL_image.h"
#include "SDL/SDL_ttf.h"
#include <string>

//Screen settings
const int SCREEN_WIDTH = 640;
const int SCREEN_HEIGHT = 480;
const int SCREEN_BPP = 32;

//The surfaces
SDL_Surface *background = NULL;
SDL_Surface *message = NULL;
SDL_Surface *screen = NULL;

//The event structure
SDL_Event event;

//The font that's going to be used
TTF_Font *font = NULL;

//The color of the font
SDL_Color textColor = { 255, 255, 255 };

SDL_Surface *load_image( std::string filename )
{
//The image that's loaded
SDL_Surface* loadedImage = NULL;

//The optimized image that will be used
SDL_Surface* optimizedImage = NULL;

//Load the image
loadedImage = IMG_Load( filename.c_str() );

//If the image loaded
if( loadedImage != NULL )
{
//Create an optimized image
optimizedImage = SDL_DisplayFormat( loadedImage );

//Free the old image
SDL_FreeSurface( loadedImage );
}

return optimizedImage;
}

bool init()
{
//Initialize all SDL subsystems
if( SDL_Init( SDL_INIT_EVERYTHING ) == -1 )
{
return false;
}

//Set up the screen
screen = SDL_SetVideoMode( SCREEN_WIDTH, SCREEN_HEIGHT, SCREEN_BPP, SDL_SWSURFACE );

//If there was an error in setting up the screen
if( screen == NULL )
{
return false;
}

//Initialize SDL_ttf
if( TTF_Init() == -1 )
{
return false;
}

//Set the window caption
SDL_WM_SetCaption( "TTF Test", NULL );

//If everything initialized fine
return true;
}

bool load_files()
{
//Load the background image
background = load_image( "background.png" );

//Open the font
font = TTF_OpenFont( "lazy.ttf", 28 );

return true;
}

bool backgroundLoad()
{
//If there was a problem in loading the background
if( background == NULL )
{
return false;
} else
{ return true; }
}

bool fontLoad()
{
//If there was an error in loading the font
if( font == NULL )
{
return false;
} else
{ return true; }
}

void clean_up()
{
//Free the surfaces
SDL_FreeSurface( background );
SDL_FreeSurface( message );

//Close the font that was used
TTF_CloseFont( font );

//Quit SDL_ttf
TTF_Quit();

//Quit SDL
SDL_Quit();
}

void apply_surface( int x, int y, SDL_Surface* source, SDL_Surface* destination )
{
//Temporary rectangle to hold the offsets
SDL_Rect offset;

//Get the offsets
offset.x = x;
offset.y = y;

//Blit the surface
SDL_BlitSurface( source, NULL, destination, &offset );
}

int main( int argc, char* args[] )
{
bool quit = false;

if( init() == false )
{
return 1;
}

if( load_files() == false )
{
return 2;
}

if( backgroundLoad() == false )
{
return 3;
}

if( fontLoad() == false )
{
return 4;
}

//Render the text
message = TTF_RenderText_Solid( font, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", textColor );

//If there was an error in rendering the text
if( message == NULL )
{
return 5;
}

//Apply the images to the screen
apply_surface( 0, 0, background, screen );
apply_surface( 0, 150, message, screen );

//Update the screen
if( SDL_Flip( screen ) == -1 )
{
return 6;
}

while( quit == false )
{
while( SDL_PollEvent ( &event ) )
{
if( event.type == SDL_QUIT )
{
quit == true;
}
}
}

//Clean up
clean_up();

return 0;
}
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[quote name='DaShwimp' timestamp='1344649976' post='4968284']
Hello again
I now have another problem xP with my C++ and SDL.
Im now learning to use the ttf library and Ive linked all the libraries together, and theirs no issues with the compiler trying to find the functions or anything, but when I try to load a font, the ttf_openfont command cant find "lazy.ttf" and returns null, so I end up with the message that the program returned 4, meaning the font failed to load.

Any help as to why the program cant find the font? [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

Thanks!

[/quote]

The ttf file needs to be where the executable can find it. Is it in the same directory as the exe? Edited by Lazy Foo

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The SDL_ttf.dll and libfreetype-6.dll are in the same directory as the .exe., if those are the ones you're talking about.
There is another zlib1.dll that came with ttf but Im using the one that came with SDL_image, if that matters.
Thanks for the reply :) I love your tutorial so far!

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[quote name='DaShwimp' timestamp='1344649976' post='4968284']
Hello again
I now have another problem xP with my C++ and SDL.
Im now learning to use the ttf library and Ive linked all the libraries together, and theirs no issues with the compiler trying to find the functions or anything, but when I try to load a font, the ttf_openfont command cant find "lazy.ttf" and returns null, so I end up with the message that the program returned 4, meaning the font failed to load.

Any help as to why the program cant find the font? [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]

Thanks!

[/quote]

do you have the font file in the save directory as the project file? by font file i mean the actual lazy.ttf file, not the dll's. if the error is due to the program being unable to load the font file it means the compiler cant find the lazy.ttf file. just make sure the lazy.ttf file is in the same directory as your compiler's project file if you are running the program through the compiler. if you run it using the .exe file put the lazy.ttf file in the same directory as the .exe.

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Wow Im sorry xD I cant believe I didnt think of it before.
Thank you! I downloaded your media and source for that tutorial and right there was the .ttf to put in xP

Thanks again. Hopefully I wont need to post super often xP

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[quote name='DaShwimp' timestamp='1344663544' post='4968341']
Wow Im sorry xD I cant believe I didnt think of it before.
Thank you! I downloaded your media and source for that tutorial and right there was the .ttf to put in xP

Thanks again. Hopefully I wont need to post super often xP
[/quote]

no problem, i also had the same problem when i was first learning SDL(although im still learning).

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