Being a noob, I'm currently experiencing around with Slick and I'm trying to make little games.
I load sprite sheets and then read their properties (to construct collision shapes) from text files.
Those files contains only one line, which looks like this: <name>; <type>; <bunch of integer values>.
I was wondering if I could combine the (regular) text file with the (png) image file into one file?
The new file would look like this: the first x bytes are reserved for the text data, followed by the image data. The read method would separate it when reading the file.
I'd like to make some reusable classes (mini engine?), so please forgive me if its a silly idea.