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Changing the default application configuration file for orx/Scroll

The format for bootstrapping the starting config file is slightly different to a regular Orx application as shown here.

When an orx/Scroll game or application starts, the matching config data file is expected to reside in the same folder as the executable, and to have the same name as the executable.

To change this, add a Bootstrap prototype to your Scroll header:

class MyGame : public Scroll<MyGame>
	virtual orxSTATUS Bootstrap() const;
        //Other function prototypes here

Note the use of const above.

In your Scroll class, simply drop in the Bootstrap function:

orxSTATUS MyGame::Bootstrap() const
	// Add "../data/config" to the list of locations that config files can be loaded from
	orxResource_AddStorage(orxCONFIG_KZ_RESOURCE_GROUP, "../data/config", orxFALSE);
	// Loads a specific config file 
	return orxSTATUS_FAILURE;

Scroll will automatically pick up the Bootstrap function if it has been provided.

The return status is set to orxSTATUS_FAILURE. This effectively stops Orx from continuing to look for a default config, after the Bootstrap function has completed. If orxSTATUS_SUCCESS is returned, Orx will still try and load the default config located next to the executable

Your Scroll application will now call its root .ini file from some other location relative to the .exe.

en/tutorials/orxscroll/changing_default_config_file_for_scroll.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/31 05:22 (4 years ago) by sausage