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Carbide: how to copy data files to the emulator directory
Sometimes it is necessary to use external files in an application, for example, .jpeg files for sprites in a game.
The PRJ_EXPORTS section of the bld.inf file can be used to specify files to be copied to the emulator directory. For example:
That line instructs the build process to copy the alien1.jpeg file from the project data folder to the specified emulator directory. However, when using current versions of Carbide (c++ and vs, for Windows), this section is ignored during the build process.
A possible workaround for this problem is to create a simple script file (.bat under Windows) to compile the project using the command-line tools, which correctly copies the data files to the emulator directory.
Here is the script file content:
abld build winscw udeb
Then, just click on the script file and the files will be copied. With this workaround, you can avoid having to manually copy the files.