[Scummvm-devel] _exe_name

J.Brown (Ender/Amigo) ender at enderboi.com
Mon Feb 18 19:18:04 CET 2002

I agree this should be backed out. Also, when playing DOTT from some
CD's (such as mine!) the directory name is DOTT, not Tentacle - so also
doesn't work in that situation.

 - Ender

> Hi.
> In revision 1.33 of resource.cpp, the strategy for locating resource
> files was changed to always prepend the _exe_name as a directory
> prefix (separated from the filename with two forward slashes, for some
> inexplicable reason...).
> This is stupid for at least two reasons:
> A) It needlessly restricts the name of the directory, as there is no
>    technical reason why the name of the directory has to be the same
>    as _exe_name.
> B) It requires MONSTER.SOU to be moved _out_ of the directory, as the
>    prefix is not added when opening that file, thus requiring that it
>    resides in a different directory.  This is especially bogus when
>    playing from a CD.
> Unless there is a compelling argument to do otherwise, I suggest that
> the directory prefix for resource files (both BLABLA.000 and 000.LFL)
> are removed from the code, and that main() instead changes the current
> directory if necessary (my Dreamcast port already does this).
> Comments?
>   // Marcus
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