A type of programming, often meant to be easier to learn than more "traditional" programming. Scripting is often used when performance is less important than ease of use. Examples of scripting languages are: Javascript, Lua, Perl, Python, and PHP. Scripting languages are often interpreted instead of ...

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Torque2D createTileLayer

The script reference "manual" is not much of a help. When I look up createTileLayer(tileCountX/tileCountY/tileSizeX/tileSizeY) it doesn't say more than it creates a new TileLayer. But, in what unit ...
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c# scripting execution with xna (actions take more than 1 frame)

I'm trying to figure out how to implement c# scripting into my game (XNA with C#). I will be using C# as the scripting language. My question is, how to call functions that take more than 1 frame to ...
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Scripting for a C#, multiplayer game

I have a multiplayer game written in C# and we've recently been creating a lot of content but have been looking for a way to give our entities customization logic that the designers can hook into. I ...
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Markup format or script for data files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to choose how to store data? The game I'm designing will be mainly written in a high level scripting language (leaning towards either Lua or Squirrel) with a C++ ...
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Simpler alternative to AngelScript

I want to give players the ability to create and share bullet patterns for a shoot'em up. The pattern scripts should have all the common programming stuff like loops, if/else, variables, and so on. ...
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Importance of scripting engine at Cocos2d Game Engine

Each Game Engine is different and solves different problems in different ways, so the engine design does vary greatly from engine to engine (even though a lot of principles are shared from engine to ...
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Torque2D, Class vs Datablock

I'm scripting my first game with Torque2D and have not fully understood the difference between "Class" and Datablock. To me it seems like Datablock is similar to a struct in C/C++ or a Record in ...
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Python library for scripting (C++ integration)

Please advise me good wrapper/library for python. I need to implement simple scripting in c++ app; Under "good" I mean pretty understandable, well documented, no memory leaking, fast. For creating ...
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Lua or C# beneficial over C++ for small, single person project? [closed]

I plan to do a fairly small game development project as a single programmer. I have read that alternatives to C++ such as C# or integrating Lua scripts is more time and effort efficient in ...
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How can I customize an FPS game?

I want to create a customized (modded) fps game where I can change the look and feel of the game to match my intended theme. Some of the things I would like to do: Create a custom map (terrain). ...
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Scene graph in Unity3D

I was wondering if any scene graph-like mechanism is implemented into Unity3D? For example if I have a GameObject, can I add child cubes to it so when I rotate the parent GameObject, the siblings will ...
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Where to attach global scripts in Unity?

As far as Iknow in Unity, every script must be attached to an object. But what is the case with global scripts? For example in a tetris-like game to which object should I attach the element spawner ...
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Should NPC dialog be stored in XML or in a script?

I'm developing an action RPG with some friends. I would like to know the differences and pros/cons of making NPC's dialogue using a file in XMLformat instead of using a script. I see that script ...
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How smartly implement scripting in game

I'm developing a game engine. It is supposed to be an entity/components based one. For developing my game itself (using my engine of course) i though to use some scripting language to actually create ...
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Unity gizmos vs. referenced game objects

I'm designing a Unity script that I intend to be highly reusable and as easy as possible to setup within the editor. To this end, a number of properties of this script really need some kind of visual ...
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The point of using a scripting language [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do we use scripts in development? Im wondering, why do people use scripting languages like Lua or Python in game engines when we can use CLI/C++ or C# interpreters? ...
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How do I make game server for UDK game?

I'm new in UDK and I'm starting to develop online multiplayer games. There is a one problem, I couldn't find any tutorials about how to make a game server using udk. I suppose, that it uses unreal ...
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Syncing properties across a game server

I'm beginning to implement a simple scripting system into my networked server, and I've hit a snag. Before, I've been wrapping my calls into functions on objects that manipulate objects, but lately ...
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Any recommended books/resources on component-based design? [closed]

I come from a background with heavy use of the classical object-oriented paradigm for software development. The company I am a part of switched to Unity not too long ago, and we're all very excited ...
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How can I save state from script in a multithreaded engine?

We are building a multithreaded game engine and we've encountered some problems as described below. The engine have 3 threads in total: script, render, and audio. Each frame, we update these 3 ...
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Scripting: Loading all scripts at runtime vs loading scripts when needed

I'm using Boo as a scripting language in my C#/.NET game via the in memory compiler with it and I really love it, however I'm having trouble deciding when I should load my scripts. This is my first ...
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How do you make game objects (enemies, NPCs) move in interesting, non-linear ways? (e.g. shoot 'em up enemies)

I'm using a series of easing equations to make menus and transitions a little more interesting in my first game. That got me thinking about how game objects (enemies, NPCs, spaceships, whatever) are ...
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How do I communicate with an IronPython component in a C#/XNA game?

My XNA game is component-oriented, and has various components for position, physics representation, rendering, etc, all of which extend a base Component class. The player and enemies also have ...
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Scripting language with class instance support

I have come across the need to use a scripting engine for my C++ game, but after experimenting with many languages since the last few days, nothing has truly stood out as the obvious choice for a ...
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Handling scripted and “native” components in a component-based entity system

I'm currently trying to implement a component-based entity system, where an entity is basically just an ID and some helper methods tying a bunch of components together to form a game object. Some ...
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What is a good “easily” moddable and scriptable 3D game? [closed]

I've made a fair number of 2D games (and actually completed/released a few of them). I'm hesitant to move into the 3D realm, because of the order of magnitude (everything takes ~10x more work). To ...
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What are the pros and cons of Lua vs. Python as a scripting language for XNA/C# platform?

I am thinking about giving a go to one of my ancient ideas for a game. The core point of this game would be the possible level of functional customization of the game environment and objects (such as ...
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Exporting Blender bones

I wrote an exporter for blender models that works great for meshes. I'm attempting to extend that to bones defined in blender. However I haven't found good information for exporting bone data. How can ...
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How to make and render a simple game just with 3d max?

I want to make a simple EXE file, where there is one object in the scene and the user can rotate that object by using arrow keys (or mouse). Is there any way in which I don't have to use a game engine ...
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Unity: Assigning a key to perform an action in the inspector

I am trying to write a simple piece of code in JavaScript where a button toggles the activation of a shield, by dragging a prefab with Resources.load("ActivateShieldPreFab") and destroying it again ...
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Changing properties for multiple objects in unity 3d free?

So my team and I need to assign values to specific values in the inspector to large numbers of objects. For example, we have a script that's assigned to all the walls, and all the floors. We want to ...
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Game State Management using Lua

I want to be able to (only) define game states using Lua script, but I'm not sure how I should do it. Here's what I have in mind currently: For each state, I will create a .lua file that contains a ...
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Should scripts interact with an abstraction of the engine?

I'm using Java and Jython, and after some research I discovered giving scripts direct access to the engine interface could be a mistake, as it would tightly couple the two. It looks like most ...
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When would I use “scripts” or “scripting” in a game, as opposed to the core language?

The terms scripts and scripting appear to be used interchangeably on the Game Development Stack Exchange, but other than reading questions about a scripting language choice, I don't understand the ...
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Storing Entity Meta-Data

The question is about how to handle data about entities, but not particularly useful to the entity itself. An example of such data may be the external script that controls the entity's behavior or the ...
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Entity position: In map or in script?

I'd like to know how others have handled the issue of storing the entity's position. (Or maybe it's not an issue and I just make it too complicated.) I'm undecided on whether to store the position of ...
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Why place entity config outside of scripts?

I've seen a lot of games that define the entity components in script files, but when they configure each entity and specify what components it has, they use some other file format (like XML). Why do ...
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How useful would it be to know a scripting language when developing an iOS game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do we use scripts in development? I just starting learning iOS game development. I plan to make games using the cocos2d framework. While reading game dev related ...
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3D Side-Scrolling Shooter: to use or not to use Lua scripting?

I'm programming a Side-Scroller, and I've reached the point where I need to program the enemy behaviour. I don't know what I should choose between hard-coding the enemy ships' behaviour or using a ...
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Some practical issues with component-based game object systems

I am creating my own game engine just for fun and brain development. I have chosen various free and open-source libraries to integrate and now I have come to the engine architecture. I intend to use ...
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Simple scripting language for “one-liner”-type scripts?

Can you recommend a scripting language which allows me to easily parse "one-liner" types of scripts (they're just commands, really)? For example, a C/C++ function which simply sets the value of a ...
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I want to use Python as a scripting language for my game, can I use it purely with C (not C++)?

I want to use Python as a scripting language for my game, can I use it purely with C (not C++)? It is important to me that I not use C++, and purely use C instead.
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Game engine: a decent way, architecture-wise, to implement scripting support?

I am developing a simple game engine (in C#, if it matters), and I can't think of a decent enough way to implement scripting in terms of architecture. It's a simple turn-based strategy with custom, ...
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Is it possible to use Java as a scripting language?

Is it possible to use Java as a scripting language for a C++ engine/game? I understand that you need to make a binding to the interpreter, but I haven't seen any around.
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Is there a typical career path to learn game development “on the job”?

The extended version of the question is: what is the typical career paths that a developer without specific experience in game development should take if he/she wishes to work in the game development ...
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What do you look for in a scripting language? [closed]

I'm writing a little embedded language for another project. While game development was not its original intent, it's starting to look like a good fit, and I figure I'll develop it in that vein at some ...
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Experience embedding javascript

I'm looking into scripting languages to embed in my game. I've always assumed Lua was the best choice, but I've read some recent news about embedding V8 as was considering using it instead. My ...
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3d Max script for exporting opacity

Note sure how much this question belongs to this forum so please redirect me if necessary. My question is: Can 3d Max script be used/written to export opacity value of an mesh (material) to a file ...
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In Ren'Py, how do I show a different image depending on variables?

At the start of my RenPy game, the player chooses a male or female character. The game plays out the same for both, save for some details. The problem is that I want to write: show hero normal ...
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Is there a simple C++/.NET game with scripting? [closed]

I would like to play around with games that use scripting to see how much easier it makes development. What --simple-- C++ or .NET game may i download and play with using a scripting language. I dont ...