load_datafile

load_datafile(3)                Allegro manual                load_datafile(3)



NAME
       load_datafile - Loads a datafile into memory. Allegro game programming
       library.

SYNOPSIS
       #include <allegro.h>


       DATAFILE *load_datafile(const char *filename);

DESCRIPTION
       Loads a datafile into memory in one go. If the datafile has been
       encrypted, you must first call packfile_password() to set the
       appropriate key. If the datafile contains truecolor graphics, you must
       set the video mode or call set_color_conversion() before loading it.
       Example:

          /* Load the resources for our game. */
          DATAFILE *dat = load_datafile("game.dat");
          if (!dat)
             abort_on_error("Couldn't load sound resources!");
          /* Use resources. */
          ...
          /* Destroy them when we don't need them any more. */
          unload_datafile(dat);

RETURN VALUE
       Returns a pointer to the DATAFILE, or NULL on error. Remember to free
       this DATAFILE later to avoid memory leaks.


SEE ALSO
       load_datafile_callback(3), unload_datafile(3), load_datafile_object(3),
       set_color_conversion(3), fixup_datafile(3), packfile_password(3),
       find_datafile_object(3), register_datafile_object(3), excustom(3),
       exdata(3), exexedat(3), exgui(3), exsprite(3), exunicod(3)



Allegro                          version 4.4.2                load_datafile(3)