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Old 06-11-2002, 09:58 AM   #24
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Resources ARE loaded into memory. When you enter a room (O_CURRENT_ROOM opcode), the ROOM block is loaded. The other resources (COST/AKOS, SOUN, SCRP etc.) are loaded using other opcodes (subopcodes of O_HEAP_STUFF) by the scripts when needed.

As a side note, SCUMM Revisited actually uses memory pointers for entire files too, without loading them into memory - by using Win32 memory mapping (that's what caused problems on NT4). This maps a memory range to the file (it's the same thing Windows does with the swap file).

- Serge
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