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fixup_datafile(3)		Allegro	manual		     fixup_datafile(3)

NAME
       fixup_datafile  - Fixes truecolor images	in compiled datafiles. Allegro
       game programming	library.

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<allegro.h>

       void fixup_datafile(DATAFILE *data);

DESCRIPTION
       If you are using	compiled datafiles (produced by	the  dat2s  and	 dat2c
       utilities)  on  a platform that doesn't support constructors (currently
       any non GCC-based platform), or if the datafiles	contain	truecolor  im-
       ages,  you  must	 call this function once after your set	the video mode
       that you	will be	using. This will ensure	 the  datafiles	 are  properly
       initialised in the first	case and convert the color values into the ap-
       propriate format	in the second case. It handles	flipping  between  RGB
       and BGR formats,	and converting between different color depths whenever
       that can	be done	without	changing the size of the image	(ie.  changing
       15<->16-bit  hicolor  for both bitmaps and RLE sprites, and 24<->32-bit
       truecolor for RLE sprites).

       Note that you can only call this	once and expect	it to work  correctly,
       because	after  the  call the DATAFILE you fixed	up is permanently con-
       verted to whatever is the current component ordering  for  your	screen
       mode. If	you call fixup_datafile	again, the function assumes you	have a
       freshly loaded datafile.	It cannot "undo" the previous conversion.

       If your program supports	changing resolution and/or color depth	during
       runtime,	 you  have two choices:	either call fixup_datafile() just once
       and hope	that the component ordering and	bit depth doesn't change  when
       the  screen  mode changes (unlikely). Or, you can reload	your datafiles
       when the	screen mode changes.

SEE ALSO
       set_gfx_mode(3),	set_color_conversion(3)

Allegro				 version 4.4.3		     fixup_datafile(3)

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