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  1. Hmmm, that may be the way I'll go then. But the textures in D3D are in DDS format as well right? So that still leaves me a bit stuck. ah well :x
  2. in the load struct the data is in RGBA, however in following one of the articles on, I save the num bits and the low bit for each element of the pixel one time during initialization of primary surface. Now this rides on the assumption that all surfaces have the same pixel format, which would make sense of course but I don't know this to be true for sure. At any rate, it is really making me feel dumb lol. By incorrect colours, what I mean is the whole screen is tinted blue with black vertical scanlines (I guess those are due to the alpha channel or something not cooperating with the pixel format ) Also, when I try doing a memset, what I get is a correctly colored image that takes up about 12/th of the surface ( which is actually only about a third of the full sized image ), and repeats it several times. I tell you, things were much simpler with openGL to do this kind of work for ya lol but hey it's a good learning experience I guess. I can't wait to be doing sprite rotations and scaling if this is giving me so much trouble :p
  3. hmmm... i tried your advice and, while it does not segfault, it again seems to use the incorrect colours. I know I'm doing something wrong thats really obvious, I just don't see it.
  4. Thanks.. Now I can grasp this.. I just want to know this one thing, because this is what I had come to understand from reading I did. 1) The surface should have the same number of elements as the display mode ( EG, RGB for 24 bit display, RGBA for 32 bit display? ) 2) (and I'm not 100% on this one) all surfaces created under a IDirectDraw interface should be in the same pixel format. As demonstrated in that one tutorial paper on on putting pixels into a DDS, I call getpixelformat after creating the primary surface, and save the bits and low bit as global variables. So this is not enough, I'm guessing? Also, about the "squashing data into 8 bits" thing, I was getting segfaults when using shorts or longs instead of chars, which just baffled me. The pixel format for my primary surface is 32 bits, 8888 (where only 1 bit of the alpha is being used), and if the above are true then all surfaces should be like that. I guess I just got a bit flustered and started trying different things instead of rationally thinking about it, but it still confuses me why I would get a segfault doing that. *Tears hair out*
  5. set the pixel format? i was under the impression that the pixel format for a surface is the same format of the current video mode o_o can someone please elaborate on this?
  6. It's been a long time since I've posted to, and I feel that I've developed a lot as a programmer... HOWEVER, I've been trying to extend my 2D engine to work with directdraw as well as openGL, and I'm running into some issues. Now, the problem is really just loading graphics onto a DDS... Before I had known about the lPitch variable, it seemed like I was able to load the full graphic onto the surface, except it would be tinted with the first color of the RGBA int, so everything would be tinted red for example. After reading up a bit more, I would get the right colors... but something horrible!! It only seemed to fill about 1/4 of the surface!! as demonstrated here... It really baffles me, I don't understand why. So I was hoping someone with more DirectDraw experience could shed some light on this for me, I would be most grateful. PS Yes i have read the articles on loading images in DDraw and what not, I found them very informative, but rereading them again and again havn't been much help to me on this. Here is my "loading image into DDS" code, currently : int img_to_dds ( struct s_imgload *load, struct s_image *img ) { DDSURFACEDESC ddsd; int i = 0; int x, y, p; int pixels, px; //DATA8 *pixelptr; //DATA32 *pixel; DATA8 *pixel; unsigned int *lpscreen; memset( &ddsd, 0, sizeof(ddsd) ); ddsd.dwSize = sizeof(ddsd); ddsd.dwFlags = DDSD_CAPS | DDSD_HEIGHT |DDSD_WIDTH; ddsd.ddsCaps.dwCaps = DDSCAPS_OFFSCREENPLAIN|DDSCAPS_VIDEOMEMORY; ddsd.dwWidth = load->w; ddsd.dwHeight = load->h; if (IDirectDraw_CreateSurface( DDRAW, &ddsd, &img->surface, NULL) != DD_OK) return FALSE; IDirectDrawSurface_Lock( img->surface, NULL, &ddsd, NULL, NULL ); pixel = (DATA8 *)ddsd.lpSurface; p = ddsd.lPitch ; pixels = load->w * load->h; for ( y=0;y<load->h;y++ ) for ( x=0;x<load->w;x++, i++ ) { int c; int r,g,b,a,cr,cb,cg,ca, rgb; rgb = 255; c = (DATA32)load->data; READ_RGBA( &c, cr, cg, cb, ca ); //pixel = x+y * p; r = ( cr * ( 1 << r_bits )) / 256; g = ( cg * ( 1 << g_bits )) / 256; b = ( cb * ( 1 << b_bits )) / 256; a = ( ca * ( 1 << a_bits )) / 256; // Convert the Values to the appropriate Location in the returned colour value r <<= r_low; g <<= g_low; b <<= b_low; a <<= a_low; rgb = r | g | b | a; //pixel[x + y] = rgb; pixel[x+y*p] = rgb; //pixel[x+y*p] = 255; //memset ( pixel, rgb, 4 ); } IDirectDrawSurface_Unlock ( img->surface, NULL ); return TRUE; } In the above, the imgload struct is just a struct with the height and width of the image, the BPP and a pointer to the data, it gets filled by functions which are modified from imlib2, and work reliably in OpenGL, so I'm not convinced that the problem is in that area. Thanks in advance for helping.
  7. H'okay, generally I was using openGL for 2D and 3D graphics, so I thought I'd diversify a bit and give DDraw a shot. Now, I've gotten this far: I have fully initialized everything, and have a working double buffer between my front n back surfaces. When I try to use other surfaces though, there are some issues. When I started, my goal was to make a smaller test surface and fill it blue, while the background was filled black. Simple enough, but when I do a colour fill on my test surface, it fills the entire front surface. That sucks!! Also, I found that when I attempt to use the DD7::BltFast function, I get a segfault. So I thought maybe my surface wasn't created properly. Anyway, here's some code. Gimme a hand please O_o Sprite::Sprite(AppWindow * win, int X,int Y,int W,int H) { window = win; x = X; y = Y; width = W; height = H; DDSURFACEDESC2 ddsd; ZeroMemory(&ddsd, sizeof(ddsd)); ddsd.dwFlags = DDSD_CAPS | DDSD_HEIGHT | DDSD_WIDTH; ddsd.ddsCaps.dwCaps = DDSCAPS_OFFSCREENPLAIN; ddsd.dwHeight = width; ddsd.dwWidth = height; lpDD->CreateSurface( &ddsd, &surface, NULL ); } Sprite::~Sprite() { } void Sprite::_Draw() { HRESULT ddrval = DD_OK; //ddrval = lpDDSBack->BltFast( x, y, surface, NULL, // DDBLTFAST_NOCOLORKEY | DDBLTFAST_WAIT); DDPIXELFORMAT ddpf; ddpf.dwSize = sizeof(ddpf); DDBLTFX ddbltfx; ddbltfx.dwSize = sizeof(ddbltfx); ddbltfx.dwFillColor = 0; // Pure blue RECT r, r2; r.left = 0; = 0; r.right = 640; r.bottom = 480; //lpDDSBack->Blt(&r2, NULL, &r2, DDBLT_COLORFILL, &ddbltfx); ddrval = lpDDSBack->Blt(&r,surface, 0, DDBLTFAST_NOCOLORKEY | DDBLTFAST_WAIT, 0); if ( ddrval != DD_OK ) { //lpDD->Release(); } //ddrval = lpDDSOffscreen->Blt(NULL, surface, NULL, DDBLTFAST_WAIT, &ddbltfx); //ddrval = lpDDSBack->Blt(NULL, surface, NULL, DDBLT_COLORFILL, &ddbltfx); //lpDDSPrimary->Flip(surface, NULL); //if(ddrval != DD_OK) //return; } Things are commented/uncommented in various places as I was testing different things to try and figure out what was going on, so it's a little messy. Anyhow, I'm sure someone's dealt with this before. My Direct X SDK version is (December 2005), if that has anything to do with this.
  8. Well, I'm just settling for making everything use the same parameters (for commands at least), I guess it's not a big deal.
  9. can T be in the form of a whole function prototype such as the return type and parameters? sorry for the newb questions, but this whole topic seems a little over my head at the moment.
  10. AAAP

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    well with visual C++ it's easy to choose release mode and have all debug info stripped from executable, resulting in much smaller file. I'm not exactly sure of the parameters in GCC, but I don't believe it has to do with compression, thats more of an optomization thing. If you're using Dev-C++, you can go into project options -> compiler -> linker and set Strip Executable to yes (it seems to be "No" by default), I would bet that would solve your problem. I don't know the actual gcc command line switch for this however.
  11. AAAP

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    Huey, nice 8) and I doubt that its stripped of debug info and such... are you by any chance using gcc?
  12. I thought boost::function was a implementation of functor?
  13. Hey, I took your advice and started switch to just using the boost function ptrs and bind system. I used website as a base. Now, i see that you need to make different function templates for different varieties of variables... so this puts me in the same situation that i was in before, essentially. theres only room for one "kind of function" in the command container. Any tips?
  14. I posted about this in the Game Programming forum, but maybe it's more appropriate here.. and I will elaborate on the question: Using the command pattern with function pointers (instea dof writing new Execute method for command classes, use single class per reciever and point the execute method to desired function), i get decent usable functionality. However, I can only make calls to functions with no arguments (Because of "typedef void (Game::* Action)();", which is set for no arguments!!) My solution was to make another subclass of Command class, with Action typedefed with an argument.. So I had to prototype new Execute method in Command, and make it do nothing in other subclass, of course. Anyway, it seemed like this should work for me, but when I tried to run it it gives message "illegal call of non-static member function" because of this line: boost::shared_ptr<Command> cmd(new StringCommand(&game, &Game::OpenMenu(file))); StringCommand is the subclass of Command that should accept 1 std string as argument. Am I just trying to send address of function+argument to the StringCommand object wrong, or is this just impossible to work anyway? If any other code is needed, id be happy to post some.
  15. UPDATE: Heh, I've gone with the command pattern and have a largely operational system now. Only problem is, my commands allhave to have the same arguments. That's not very useful to me. This is the solutions i came up with: -Use type unsafe varargs (if thats even possible with function pointers?) -Make prototypes of execute function with different varieties of arguments (Tried this but it didn't seem to work !? I thought it was a good bet) short of this, I'm at a loss. But I'm sure it's doable... Blar.
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