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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How can I make sure multiple player scripts all get the same amount of execution time per game tick?

I'm looking for a way to allow players to write code in a high level language, but I need to be able to keep all script instances synchronized in terms of script execution time per game tick so that ...
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iOS build size is too large in Unity

I have finally completed my game and ready to upload my game to the App store, but my build size is too large. I have checked log statement and it is roughly 13.3 mb but when i build my game and test ...
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Core code obfuscation and scripting

I am currently developing a 2D multiplayer game in Java and I would like to use Lua to define clientsided visual animations. Although this sounds like a reasonable idea to keep the core Java code to a ...
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Imported model from Blender stops updating after applying scripts

I am new to Unity3D and I am trying to import a model from Blender. I save the .blend file inside the assets folder and everything works well. I drag and drop my model and apply textures, colliders ...
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Performance Issues Using Lua in C++

I'm making an engine in C++ with Lua for its scripting language (using LuaBridge as the binding). I have a lot of entities and those entities have components. One of the components on those entities ...
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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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Scripting: to block or not to block [closed]

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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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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Instantiating without the use of Resource Folder in Unity?

I am making a game which has around 25 prefabs. I want to generate these prefabs randomly one after another and also I am destroying the last prefab. One way is to make an array of gameobjects and ...
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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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Skyrim/Papyrus: Random Actor Patrol

I saw this question and was hopeful to find the answer to my question, but no such luck: How do I make someone walk in Skyrim? I want to, using papyrus ONLY, make Actors that I spawn to travel/patrol ...
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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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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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Shifting values or tiles on a 2D grid (1D array)

I recently turned my practice project into a match3-type game. The game uses a 6x10 grid, internally stored into a single array, with each item being a positive integer (0-based). I have a function ...
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How does Lua work as a scripting language in games?

I'm a little hazy on what exactly Lua is and how a game that is programmed in C++ would use it. I'm asking primarily about how it is compiled and run. For instance when you use a program written in C+...
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Zoom in and change scenes in unity [duplicate]

I'm trying to zoom in as my game is like a map and I have to click on a certain country to zoom in and change the scene to this country. So I want to zoom the camera slowly and then change the scene ...
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A python script controlling a Unity game

I wish to build a simple game in Unity such that the objects in the game can be controlled via a Python script (or a code in any other programming language). Is this possible? If yes then how? If no ...
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What scripting language would you recommend for a C++ game project? [closed]

By scripting here I mean not just putting config data in a script, but scripting parts of the project like some class methods, test specific game loop, etc. This would be not just to accelerate ...
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How can I change my script execution order programmatically?

I have a script that I want to run before any other script. I want to change its execution order settings. I could do that using the Script Execution Order Settings option from within Unity, but I ...
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Increment int in array - int i is out of scope? [closed]

This is my scenario: I have a 3D model of a house, and an autonomously moving robot moving through the house picking up multiple objects. I have an array of 3 objects I want it to pick up, but I don'...
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Autonomous robot - moving from 1 object to the next object

This question falls in line with my last question: Unity 3D - create autonomous moving robot in house + first person camera movement What I have I have a 3D model of a house; a first-person camera ...
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Moving autonomous robot form one location to another based on array

I have a 3D model of a house, and I want an autonomous robot to move from 1 object in this house to the next one. I have it moving to the first, but it won't move to the second one. This is my code: ...
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Unity 3D - create autonomous moving robot in house + first person camera movement

I have very, very little knowledge about programming or Unity. I have done some basic tutorials, but I want to try something harder. The thing is, I don't know where to start. If you find the time to ...
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How to get which gameobject the mouse is over in Unity?

So I'm working on a simple drag-n-drop based trading card game for my own amusement. There is a card inspector included. What I want to achieve is to change values in the inspector (which has its ...
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Unity 5/C#/Scripting Switching Cameras

How can I switch cameras from First Person to Third person or from thrid person to first person. Like at GTA V you can switch the cameras. How to do this? Tnx for your time.
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How can I get the assignment of an object back?

I have been struggling with this NullReferenceExpection error. When I don't add anything and just use this version of the code. The game adds a tower, upgrades a tower and takes money for it. It ...
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Is it possible to use Java as a scripting language in unity? [duplicate]

I wonder if its possible to use Java as a scripting language in unity to create a basic 2d game?
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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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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 && (hit....
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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 ...