[SDL] Game Programming Text Books

Eduardo E. Veas eduveas at yahoo.co.jp
Sun Nov 30 18:07:33 PST 2003

>I recently wrote an SDL front-end to xmame which uses the SDL_ttf library. 
>this thing compiles and runs fine on my computer, and I've also heard from
>other users that it's working fine on theirs. One of the new users however
>told me that on his RedHat system (I'm using SuSE 8.2 myself) the program
>tells him it is incapable of rendering the text (an error message I put in 
>case TTF_RenderText_Solid comes back with NULL). I don't know which version
>he's using of SDL_ttf, but he's tried FreeType 2.4 and 2.5 sofar. Any
>thoughts what might be causing this problem or how I might find out what 

I had the same problem. try out with TTF_RenderText_Blended, that returns an 
SDL_Surface  with 32 bpp.

hope  that helps.

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