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Reading Various Sections of a File

Author:  Archi [ Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:04 pm ]
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I'm wanting to make an in-game tutorial that reads from the help file. But I don't want to make various help files for the various things. Is there a way to set a trigger in the help text file much like you can set anchors in html?

Author:  AsianSensation [ Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:01 pm ]
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I don't think there is a way to do that with a regular txt file.

seek works with binary files(I think), and you can tell it where to start the input.

best bet is to make several files, and declare an array for all the file variables

if you don't want to, then use get, and input up to a certain line, or a specific keyword, then disregard everything you inputted before, and start from that point.

Author:  PaddyLong [ Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:01 pm ]
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yeah seek works with binary files ...

you could probably put some dividing string between the sections or something and manually parse the file... wouldn't be too difficult

Author:  Archi [ Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:25 pm ]
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If you don't mind my asking, but how would I go about doing such a thing?

Author:  PaddyLong [ Sat Jul 19, 2003 4:27 am ]
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well first read up on input from a file...

then just go through the file and get lines and if the line matches your magical seperating line then you found a split or whatever