load_datafile (3) - Linux Man Pages
load_datafile: Loads a datafile into memory. Allegro game programming library.
NAMEload_datafile - Loads a datafile into memory. Allegro game programming library.
DESCRIPTIONLoads a datafile into memory in one go. If the datafile has been encrypted, you must first call packfile_password() to set the appropriate key. If the datafile contains truecolor graphics, you must set the video mode or call set_color_conversion() before loading it. Example:
/* Load the resources for our game. */ DATAFILE *dat = load_datafile("game.dat"); if (!dat) abort_on_error("Couldn't load sound resources!"); /* Use resources. */ ... /* Destroy them when we don't need them any more. */ unload_datafile(dat);