Synopsis #

Header: fxcg/file.h
Syscall index: 0x1DDC
Function signature: void Bfile_StrToName_ncpy(unsigned short* dest, const unsigned char* source, int n)

Converts a 8 bit character array (array of unsigned char) to a 16 bit string (array of unsigned short), suitable for use with Bfile syscalls.

Parameters #

  • unsigned short* dest - Pointer to a buffer that will hold the resulting 16 bit string.
  • const unsigned char* source - Pointer to a 8 bit string containing the path to convert.
  • int n - How many bytes to convert (length of the source string, see #Comments for information on the behavior of the syscall wen the length doesn’t match n).

Comments #

When you use a function, such as Bfile_OpenFile_OS, the path string must be a 16 bit string. Simply using char16_t works in some cases but not for all. The strings generated by the two (function vs. 16 bit characters) are not identical in data.

If the length of source is below n, dest is padded. If source is terminated by 0xFF, dest is padded with 0xFFFF, otherwise it is padded with 0x0000.

Bfile_NameToStr_ncpy does the opposite of this syscall.