osPfsFindFile osPfsFindFile (function)

Searches the specified game note


#include <ultra64.h>        /* os.h */
s32 osPfsFindFile(OSPfs *pfs,  u16 company_code,  u32 game_code,  u8 *game_name,
                  u8 *ext_name,  s32 *file_no);


The osPfsFindFile searches for a specific game note in the Controller Pak. The company code (company_code), game code (game_code), note name (game_name), and note extension (ext_name) arguments are required to specify the game note.

If the specified game note is found in the Controller Pak, the note number (file descriptor) is returned to the file_no argument. If the game note cannot be found, PFS_ERR_INVALID is returned as the error code.

If this function is called successfully, 0 is returned. If an error occurs, one of the following error codes is returned:

Either the Controller Pak is not inserted into the specified Controller or the Controller is not properly connected. To determine which is the case, use osContStartQuery or osContGetQuery.

A different Controller Pak has been inserted. To use the inserted Controller Pak, initialize it by calling osPfsInitPak.

There is a problem in the file system's management area. Usually this error does not occur because osPfsChecker is called internally when you initialize the file system by calling osPfsInitPak. If this error is returned, either the Controller Pak is not connected properly, or the Controller Pak itself is damaged.

Data transfer to or from the Controller has failed. If a transfer error occurs, up to three tries will be done internally. Therefore, it is rather rare to see this error. If this error has returned, it is possible that either the Controller is not connected properly, or the Controller Pak or Controller Socket is damaged.

If this error is returned, an incorrect argument was specified when this function was called, the specified game note does not exist, or the Pfs function has been called without being initialized using osPfsInitPak. Also, if the functions for the Controller were executed after the file handle structure pfs was initialized by other than osPfsInitPak, this error occurs.For instance, if osPfsFindFile is executed after the initialization function for rumble pak osMotorInit is used to initialize OSPfs structure, then this error occurs.

See Also

osContInit, osContStartQuery, osContGetQuery, osPfsAllocateFile, osPfsChecker, osPfsDeleteFile, osPfsFileState, osPfsFreeBlocks, osPfsInitPak, osPfsIsPlug, and osPfsReadWriteFile

Revision History

1999/02/01 Completely revised
1999/04/30 Changed format