Hmm I am confused.
Wouldn't supplying the full path to a .png eliminate the need to have the image in some kind of local directory? I was actually trying to avoid the scenario I seemed to make for myself.
I've been sifting through the Allegro5 online manual with no further incite past I need to use al_filenamame_exists(path/paddle.png) to determine if I get the path correct.
I used cout<<ALLEGRO_EXENAME_PATH; and the returned value in the console was "6". Now I'm just not sure what I need to do with this info.
Any clues would be helpful.
You all may now open hand slap me. I found the solution to my problem. Paddle.png was an incorrect file name. paddle.png was the correct file name. I now have "/home/sea/Desktop/paddle.png" as the path.
My 20x100 pixel white paddle is not proudly displayed with a black background.
Thanks for all the help again.