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I was following this tutorial over at the old SFML wiki on how to create a resource bundle.
I ported everything to the latest version (SFML 2) and everything works fine, except reading a text resource (pictures are no problem).

EDIT: Pictures seems also to be a problem: "Failed to load image from memory. Reason : Corrupt PNG"

Every time I write the output to the console it gives me sth like "Demo file conten3\339" (The extra characters are the problem).
Somehow it reads more than it needed and adds some parts of the ram to the console which i do not need of course.
The crazy thing is that this problem only occurs if the text length is odd (1,3,5,...). If the length can be divided by two its just fine.

I don't know where the problem is so I hope that someone else can help me - a search with google returned nothing for me sad.png
Thank you all in advance!

EDIT: because < > are recognized as HTML tags I added a space to the include tags!

#include < iostream >
#include < vector >

using namespace std;

namespace gs {
/// ResourceFile Header struct
struct RESFileHeader {
char uID[4]; /// Unique ID used to know if this file is a DAT File from this class
char version[1]; /// Version of the RES file format
char offset[3]; /// Offset to files
unsigned int nb_files; /// Number of files in the RES file

/// ResourceFile File Entry
struct RESFileEntry {
char name[128]; /// Name of the file
long size; /// Entry size
long offset; /// Offset to where the file is in the RES file

/// ResourceFile main class
class ResourceFile {
private :
string m_filename; // name of the RES file
RESFileHeader m_header; /// file header
vector<RESFileEntry> m_entries; /// vector of files entries
char* m_buffer; /// Buffer pointing on a file in memory

public :

bool createFile (vector<string> files, string destination);
bool readFile (string source);
char* getResource (string filename);
long int getSizeOf (string filename);

#include < fstream >

#include "ResourceFile.hpp"

namespace gs {
ResourceFile::ResourceFile() {
m_buffer = NULL;

ResourceFile::~ResourceFile() {
if(m_buffer != NULL)
delete m_buffer;

bool ResourceFile::createFile(vector<string> files, string dest) {
// File entry in order to push it in the object's vector
RESFileEntry entry;

// Input and ouput streams
ifstream file;
ofstream resFile;

// Read/Write buffer
char ioBuffer[1];

// Setting the File Header;
memset(&m_header, 0, sizeof(m_header)); // Fill all with zeros
memcpy(m_header.uID, "RESF", 5); // Copy the unique ID
memcpy(m_header.version, "1", 3); // Set file protocol version
m_header.nb_files = (unsigned int)files.size(); // Number of files the file contains

for (unsigned int i = 0; i < files.size(); i++) {
cout << files << endl;

file.open (files.c_str(), ifstream::in | ifstream::binary);

if (file.is_open()) {
memset(&entry, 0, sizeof(RESFileEntry) ); // Fill with zeros
memcpy(entry.name, files.c_str(), strlen ( files.c_str() ) ); // We keep the file name
file.seekg (0, ios::end); // Calculate file size
entry.size = file.tellg(); // Set size
entry.offset = 0;
file.close(); // Close and finish file

//Finally, we add this File Entry in our vector

} else {
cout << "ERROR Writing File " << files << ". Stopping process!" << endl;
return false;

// Once we've got the file offsets, we are setting them correctly
long realOffset = 0;
realOffset += sizeof(RESFileHeader);
realOffset += m_header.nb_files * sizeof(RESFileEntry);

for (unsigned int i = 0; i < m_entries.size(); i++) {
m_entries.offset = realOffset;
realOffset += m_entries.size;

//And finally, we are writing the DAT file
resFile.open (dest.c_str(), ofstream::out | ofstream::binary);

// Write file header
resFile.write ((char*)&m_header, sizeof(RESFileHeader) );

// Write file entries table
for (unsigned int i=0;i<m_entries.size();i++)
resFile.write ((char*)&m_entries, sizeof(RESFileEntry) );

// Write each file
for (unsigned int i = 0; i<m_entries.size(); i++) {
file.open (m_entries.name, ifstream::in | ifstream::binary);

if (file.is_open()) {
file.seekg (0, ios::beg);

while (file.read (ioBuffer, 1))
resFile.write (ioBuffer, 1);



return true;

bool ResourceFile::readFile(string src) {
ifstream resFile; // Resource file to read from
RESFileEntry entry; // Raw file entry

memset(&m_header, 0, sizeof(m_header)); // Fill all with zeros

// Open and read file
resFile.open(src.c_str(), ifstream::in | ifstream::binary);

if (resFile.is_open()) {
resFile.seekg (0, ios::beg);
resFile.read ((char*)&m_header, sizeof(RESFileHeader));

// Read all entries
for (unsigned int i=0;i<m_header.nb_files;i++) {
resFile.read ((char*)&entry, sizeof(RESFileEntry)); // Read a File Entry
m_entries.push_back(entry); // Push it to vector

m_filename = src;
} else {
return false;

resFile.close(); // Close file
return true;

char* ResourceFile::getResource(string name) {
ifstream resFile;

// Clean buffer
if (m_buffer != NULL) {
delete (m_buffer);
m_buffer = NULL;

// Find correct file
for (unsigned int i = 0; i < m_header.nb_files; i++) {
if (m_entries.name == name) {
m_buffer = new char[(m_entries.size)];

if (m_buffer==NULL) return (NULL); // Prevent errors through simple catch

// Open and get file
resFile.open (m_filename.c_str(), ifstream::in | ifstream::binary);
if (resFile.is_open()) {
resFile.seekg (m_entries.offset, ios::beg);
resFile.read (m_buffer, m_entries.size);

return m_buffer;

// No such file - return NULL
return NULL;

long int ResourceFile::getSizeOf (string name) {
// Find correct file
for (unsigned int i=0; i<m_header.nb_files;i++) {
if (m_entries.name == name)
return (m_entries.size);

// Return zero
return 0;

#include < SFML/Graphics.hpp >
#include "engine/ResourceFile.hpp"

using namespace gs;

int main (int argc, const char * argv[]) {
ResourceFile write_test;
std::vector<std::string> files;


if (!write_test.createFile(files, "assets.res"))

ResourceFile read_test;
char* buffer;

if(!read_test.readFile("assets.res")) {
std::cout << "Could not open file" << std::endl;

std::cout << read_test.getResource("demo") << std::endl;

// Test the images

sf::RenderWindow app(sf::VideoMode(500, 400), "Hibernate");

sf::Texture tex;

buffer = read_test.getResource("logo.png");
if (buffer==NULL) {
std::cout << "Read error" << std::endl;

tex.loadFromMemory(buffer, read_test.getSizeOf("logo.png"));

sf::Sprite logo = sf::Sprite(tex);
sf::Event event;

while(app.isOpen()) {
while (app.pollEvent(event)) {
if(event.type == sf::Event::Closed) {


Edited by SpaceEmotion

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