From Wesnoth

the toplevel [binary_path] tag

This tag is used to recognize more than one directory as containing images, music, and sound. It only has one key:

  • path: a directory. When an image is not found it the normal images directory, it will be looked for in path/images. Similarly, music will be looked for in path/music, and sound in path/sound.

Notice that path is still relative to the main Wesnoth directory.

[binary_path] should only be used where necessary. For example a multiplayer era should have its [binary_path] inside an #ifdef MULTIPLAYER instead of outside it in order to avoid possible clashes with single-player content.


To enable the game to find images, sounds and music in the add-on MyAddOn:


When the game looks for an image units/humans/footman.png, it'll now be able to find and use the file MyAddOn/images/units/humans/footman.png.

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This page was last modified on 11 March 2014, at 19:02.