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    File loading

    Is there a way to open a file.........for example

    Your .exe file is in:

    C:\blah\exefile\blah.exe

    and u want a .txt file in

    C:\blah\txtfiles\blah.txt

    is there a way to open blah.txt.... or do they both have to be in the same directory?
    Code:
    #if _emo
      #define stereo_type_i_dislike
    #endif

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    By the way....

    How can i make it so the .txt file or my information file isn't editable by notepad?
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    #if _emo
      #define stereo_type_i_dislike
    #endif

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    Either use an exact path like "C:\blah\exefile\blah.exe" or do a relative path like "..\exefile\blah.exe"
    (the .. goes "backwards" in the folder tree one step)
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    Re: By the way....

    Originally posted by bluehead
    How can i make it so the .txt file or my information file isn't editable by notepad?
    All files are editable by notepad (even binary files, though it can be hard to do it ). To make a text file unreadable you have to use some kind of encryption.
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    uhhhhh i hope thats not hard to do....... how do i do it?
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    #if _emo
      #define stereo_type_i_dislike
    #endif

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    I'm no expert on encryption, sorry.
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    o, well, ne1 else here know?

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    Re: File loading

    Originally posted by bluehead
    Is there a way to open a file.........for example

    Your .exe file is in:

    C:\blah\exefile\blah.exe

    and u want a .txt file in

    C:\blah\txtfiles\blah.txt

    is there a way to open blah.txt.... or do they both have to be in the same directory?
    FILE *textfile = fopen ("..\\txtfiles\\blah.txt", "rt");
    hello, internet!

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    Originally posted by Bluehead69
    o, well, ne1 else here know?

    You could do a very simple encryption, like moving the ASCII values of the characters two steps to the right (A turns to C, B turns to D etc...). Hello world turns to Jgnnq yqtnf. These are easy to solve though...
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    Re: By the way....

    Originally posted by bluehead
    How can i make it so the .txt file or my information file isn't editable by notepad?
    Dont use a text file......record the data in the registry if its not too much

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    Re: Re: By the way....

    Originally posted by Fordy


    Dont use a text file......record the data in the registry if its not too much
    Lots of people know how to edit the registry keys, so it won't be a perfect solution. Better than nothing though...
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