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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Scripting: to block or not to block

Context: I'm making a little "program your robot army" sort of game in Java in which the player writes Lua scripts (which are then run by LuaJ) to program their robots to do stuff. So far there are ...
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Unable to move mouse cursor while pressing keyboard button

I've a player to which I've attached character controller and two scripts - Controller and MouseLooker to control the player movements but when I try to move my mouse cursor while pressing keyboard ...
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Call a BlueprintImplementableEvent from c++ in unreal editor?

I created a custom actor: BPTest.h: #include "GameFramework/Actor.h" #include "BPTest.generated.h" UCLASS(Blueprintable, BlueprintType) class ABPTest : public AActor { GENERATED_BODY() public: ...
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How to send an interface message?

I come from Unreal, still using it. There, how it works is like this: Let's say you as a player have a laser gun or something, and when shooting, you use raycast to see if you've shot anything, and ...
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Questions about scaling in a 2d game in unity

Okay, so: I am making an android game. I want everything to scale to the size of the screen I'm using. Further, my static background needs to scale (as well as every other object), but if the aspect ...
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Orion Leap Motion`Hand' does not exist in the type `Leap.Leap' - Compile error for core assets

I was playing with the example scenes provided by the Core Assets pack. Everything was working perfectly in Unity 5.3.2f1 until I opened the PinchingSandbox scene and added two script components to ...
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How do I Rigidbody.AddForce(Vector3) in Unreal Engine?

I am coming from the Unity Engine, and trying to get my feet wet with Unreal Engine 4.8.x. I want to add a one-time force to an object. To accomplish this in Unity 5, I would use: void Start(){ ...
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Do Game-Maker scripts save the variables or are they deleted after excecution?

When i make a script that excecutes at the beggining and has a var ammo and that finishes excecution, will i be able to call the var ammo in other scripts or it will be deleted? If it will not be ...
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How to change text on collision in Unreal Engine

I've just started using Unreal Engine, and I was trying to do a super simple game where there is a character that has text above his head that says 'Bag 'o' fries'. My plan was to have it so if ...
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Move car with script [duplicate]

How would I go about writing a car script in C#. Is there anything special I would need to code. Or is it simply if pressed certain button, Rigidbody.AddForce() or transform.Translate(). My question ...
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Unity3D: 'Physics' does not contain a definition for 'Raycast'

I'm a complete beginner in Unity 3D, and I'm following a video training. In the video the instructor uses the following code to open a door using raycast: using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; ...
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Why do we use scripts in development?

In my current project, Lua scripts are called by the C++ functions on the server side. After that, the scripts again call the C++ functions still in that solution. Why should we do such things and not ...
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Bohemia Interactive's bio2s format

Does anyone have specifications for the bio2s scripting language from Bohemia Interactive? They develop Operation Flashpoint, Armed Assault (ArmA), and Virtual Battlespace. These scripts are ...
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Does it make sense to use Lua scripting in a game developed in Python? [closed]

Well for C++ written games using Lua scripts for easy changing ai, quets etc is very reasonable and it's common. However now I'm going to write a game in pure python and I don't know if I should use ...
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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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Health bar - calculating health bar's position from percentage

I'm making a simple health bar in Unity 3D. Health bar UI is made from images. I'm having a problem with setting bar's position based on health percentage. Here's a script part: percentHealth = ...
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Design patterns for live coding/script reloading [closed]

I would like to make C++/Lua combo and write scripts for a game with live script reloading. What design patterns should I be aware of so not to cause me unnecessary pain? For example if I have a ...
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Kinematic equations script fail

I added the kinematic equations to my code and now none of it works. I get the error rigidbody.torque assign attempt for 'Enemy' is not valid. Input torque is { 0.000000, NaN, 0.000000 }. ...
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saving script state

I'd like to ask you, since most of you have some or a lot of experience in writing games. What is your approach to running scripts and saving game state when script is executing when there is a chance ...
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Add script to created gameobject via script

GameObject.AddComponent Hi, I have this c# code. It is creating random cubes and spheres. I have a script named "destroy". I want to add this "destroy" script to below code. I gave new material but ...
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Why this if logic isnot short circuiting?

I've this script in UNITY to check if the hit RayCastHid2D variable has some gameobject with hole tag or a parent gameobject with hole tag when I Raycast... if (hit.collider != null && ...
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Blueprint For Switching Between Cameras In The Unreal Engine

So basically I have a scene in the Unreal Engine which has multiple cameras within it, the cameras are intentionally static as the application should behave more like a viewing gallery than a game. As ...
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Can you write the current frame number to a text file?

I am running an experiment in Unity 5 to see the effect increasing the particles of a particle effect has on FPS over time. (this is background work for a much larger piece of work). Currently I write ...
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Animator has not been initialized

My animation is working but unity keep saying that my Animator has not been initialized error Here my Code: using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class Player: MonoBehaviour { public ...
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Resource management with Lua integration

I have a questions about how to better implement resource management when integrating with Lua. I have an entity system that has gameplay logic done in Lua. One of the design points was that I wanted ...
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“Binding” script functions to C++ functions

I appreciate the answer to this question might be a little too broad for SE, but hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. I'm developing a small scripting language for use in my game ...
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Sound and Unity 5

I want to work on sound in games, but I don't have any experience in scripting, only in sound design for film. Some friends that do know scripting are starting to learn in Unity 5, and my part would ...
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Multiple lua scripts using newthread

I'm trying to hook lua-scripts to my entities, where several entities of the same type want to use a separate instance of the same script. Problem is, when I run two or more scripts and use any C-api ...
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Collision issue [closed]

I have a player who i control with tilting. Also i have some game objects (something like ground or areas where player can not move). The problem is that if these objects are too small the player can ...
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Free scripting in Construct 2?

In Construct 2 example about creating an animated player, they used more than 8 events: 4 events to store movement direction into Direction variable from Player.8Direction.MovingAngle 4 events to ...
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Player launches into air when hitting steep slopes

I've been debugging an issue where when my player is moving forward at high speeds (I have configurable movement modes for an overview/overwatch mode) if they are in walk mode and hit a steep slope ...
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Is implementing your own scripting language viable?

I am coding a beat 'em up game in C++ and the time has come to implement scripting for events, triggers, cutscenes etc. I have read around on the internet and gotten a fair bit of information. My ...
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Firing particle systems on prefab objects

In my game, I Instaniate several of the same prefabs for a group of player controlled characters. The prefab contains child objects with particle systems attached. For example one of the particle ...
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Calling and functions/methods from different Classes in Unity

I am learning some of the basics with Unity and am running into calling/sending code to a different script. For example, the code below is a basic menu of options. I have a different Scene set up in ...
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Which parts of game should belong to engine and which should belong to scripts?

Often, the game is splitted into engine code (i.e. C++) and scripts (i.e. Lua). The question is which parts / modules of game code should typically belong to engine, and wchich should belong ...
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Scripting Language for Java and its uses? [duplicate]

So I am going to work on a Java game and recently my friend suggested I use a scripting language to help development go smoother/faster. so far I used XML as data storage and to make the HUD/UI but ...
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How to Slice the external Spritesheet programmatically by using C# in Unity

I have a sprite sheet like this: I am using Unity Engine to develope my game. I would like to load this external spritesheet outside and slice it as Grid type programmatically instead of using ...
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Unity - Determine direction vector3 from a point in space and an angle in eulers

I have a ball positioned as Vector3(x, x, x). I was able to get the direction of the ball to the mouse clicked position with: Code (csharp): Vector3 direction = Direction (clickPos2 - startPos); ...
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Player in Spaceship

I want to realize space game on Unity3d engine. There are some huge spaceships in the void. So, I want players flying in space in weightlessness, but when they go inside any spaceship, they will be ...
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InputManager in Unity

I´m having a rough time trying to figure out a proper way of dealing with key mapping and key bindings in unity. The built-in unity input manager is useless to me since it doesnt support key mapping ...
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Unity 5.x - Editor only constructor/initilization event

I have three scripts: Level - Represents a Tile Based level. LevelEditor - Custom Editor for Level. Tile - A non monobehaviour class for storing tile information. Level contains an array of Tiles ...
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What can I do to avoid one-off flags and checks throughout my code?

Consider a card game, such as Hearthstone. There are hundreds of cards that do a wide variety of things, some of which are unique even to a single card! For instance, there is a card (called ...
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How do I use playerprefs to make ui slider keep the sound settings?

I have not use playerprefs before, I want to know how to keep the change of the audio when the player change it throughout the game.
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How would I go about creating my own SDK to allow users to develop their own addon mods?

I am looking into developing a game, but I am very interested in the more abstract concepts such as modding. I would like to know, or get linked to information detailing the prerequisites, ...
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How can I avoid tight script coupling in Unity?

Some time ago I started working with Unity and I still struggle with the issue of tightly coupled scripts. How can I structure my code to avoid this problem? For example: I want to have health and ...
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Audio slider doesn't change value

For some reason, my slider and audio resets back to 0 when I stop and play the game after I changed the value. Here is the code, I can't spot anything wrong with it: using UnityEngine; using ...
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Error BCE0043,BCE0044 and UCE001 [closed]

I got my code right here: #pragma strict var hSliderValue : float = 0.0; function OnGUI(){ hSliderValue = GUI.HorizontalSlider (Rect (25, 25, 100, 30),hSliderValue, 00, 1.0); ...
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How is the relationship between Scripts and Objects in Unity?

If I don't attach the Script to the Object, will be the code able to "see" the object? When I need to manipulate (such as enabled() or a transform()) two or more Objects, do I need to attach the ...
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Single Switch Script vs Multiple Scripts

Would it be better to have one script that switches or have multiple scripts with each with their own function? In example, Lets say I am making a powerup script. Option 1: Create a single powerup ...
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Unity gravity not effecting everyone like it should

so My problem is a bit weird. I have a model that will not fall at the correct speed. She falls incredibly slowly. This is the only script attached to her, and I did the "Scale to large" test by ...