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Old 04-24-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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Accessing image files in Mandriva


I am having difficulty accessing images in my images directory from the game I wrote. My game's images are stored in the 'images' directory and my .c file is trying to access them to render on the screen. But I don't see any images. I tried to re-install Mandriva and specify Standard security. Didn't work. I also tried to type:

'chmod +r images' to change read permissions but that doesn't work too. I also tried 'msec 0' to set the security level. Didn't work. What am I doing wrong? How can I fix it. Please help.

Also, my 'images' directory has the correct name in my game's code so the images ARE there and pointing to the right location, it's just I can't see them on the screen and the program throws an error telling me that it can't acess the images (but my sound files work perfectly)

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And if you run your application with strace? Does that supply any useful error messages?
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Thank you for replying. Well, the image library I am using (imlib) posts its own error message stating:

"This program is calling the Imlib call:
With the parameter:
being NULL. Please fix your program"

I also run the strace but it basically re-states what that message said:

stat64("./images/explode0.png", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=3173, ...}) = 0

No idea what to do next.



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