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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why is Lua so important ( frequently used ) in game development [duplicate]

I have written some small games for fun myself, but never used Lua myself. I have seen people discussing Lua's use in games everywhere. The question is: What benefit can I get from using Lua in game ...
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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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Compiled vs Scripting Plugin System

I'm making a very simple game that revolves mostly around user-created mods. So far I've seen most games using Lua or something like Lua to enable user scripting, but recently I've seen people using ...
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Unity Collision Difficulties (How do I make a ground in unity with lots of pieces that doesn't have poor collision?)

So I'm working on this game that I came up with the idea for while watching the Unity Roll-a-ball tutorials. So it's probably important to note that I'm extremely new to game design and I don't have a ...
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Entity Component Architecture and Scripting without using threads

I am working on a small game engine for practicing purpose and also for putting some of my ideas into action. What I have so far is a couple of systems for rendering, sound etc. The next step is to ...
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How do I access my existing script from a different script attached to a different gameobject?

I have my health(script) component on my player gameobject that gets boosted whenever we tap on that gameobject. However, I want to add a separate Gui texture button gameobject and tap on that to ...
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Physics2D.OverlapCircleAll seems to be bigger than my radius

Im trying to make a "Scorched earth"-like game using unity. I managed to fire my bullet and make it explode on contact. What I am trying to do is do some damage to the tanks even if the bullet didn't ...
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Anti-Roll bar doesn't work

I'm making a racing game in Unity that has trucks as vehicles. For the truck movement, I'm using WheelColliders. After some testing, I found out that after a certain speed (~60km/h), turning made the ...
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How to write testable MonoBehaviour and test scripts in Unity?

I had problems with decoupled scripts and exposing interfaces in Unity, and these answers helped me a lot. But now, since I don't have hard-coded references in my scripts, I wanted to write unit tests ...
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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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How to reverse gravity in Unity

I'm trying to figure out how script gravity reversal on collision with an object. How can I reverse gravity?
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Google Developer Console Error message

i received my first crash report of on Google Developer Console yesterday and im completely lost. Did anyone receive this error before and how can i go about fixing it? Any help would be greatly ...
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NPC daily routines and scene loading

I'm making a basic survival RPG in Unity 3d. I'm separating my world into different scenes to save memory but I'm not sure how I'm going to program NPC daily routines. For example, if the player ...
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Scripting language for high complex educational game [closed]

I'm at a stage of working at my C++ game that I need to implement a script language to allow the players to perform tasks inside the game's logic. I'm a sole programmer and thus it's entirely ...
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How to embed UnityScript for scripting in Unity3D?

It is useful to have parts of your game being scriptable. Many people (especially outside of Unity) are using LUA for that job. As UnityScript (as with Boo or C#) is a first class citizen why not use ...
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Random Object in Array

I am using Unity. I have created eight different types of objects, stored in an array, and I am displaying them on the scene in a grid pattern with random order. The first four objects in the array ...
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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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Scripting vs Programming [closed]

How does using Scripting and calling functions of scripting API differ from programming using C++ in UDK or Unity?in scripting we use the scripting API to interact with the engine and use functions ...
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Creating a game with in game programmable AI [closed]

I am looking to make a game where the player can access an in game terminal and then use this terminal to write AI logic in a programming language such as C++ or C#, then they can compile the code and ...
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Scripting APIs and scripting to make games

I am confused, what is scripting and what is scripting API? Is scripting the process of writing the game program? And is the scripting API (as in unity scripting API) the API provided by the game ...
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Having trouble compiling UnrealScript with defaultproperties

Have just started scripting in Unreal Script and am following the instructions of the opening chapter of a book on the subject. I have set the development tools up as described in the book such that ...
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How do I hook up new spell scripts in Skyrim?

I am currently using this tutorial of making a location-based magic spell in Skyrim. The spell I'm making will place a soil mound on the ground wherever the conjuration ball hits when you shoot it. ...
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How do I change the material of an object with Script in Unity?

I was making a game with Unity and I want to change an object's material using JavaScript when the player collects 5 collectables that I made. The collectables get stored in an int variable called ...
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Scripting Documentation [closed]

I'm working in a game which will support scripting. I have seen that popular games supporting this feature usually ends up setting up a wiki from where one can obtain information about how to script ...
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Shared Material

I have this simple script, so the user touch one of the cubes all cubes with same material will change color. One of this cubes must have the name of the color on it, only one, so the user touch the ...
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Do total conversion mods require absolutely no programming or scripting skills? [closed]

I tried to look up total conversion and other mods as examples (Counter-Strike, Defense of the Ancients, Gunman Chronicles, Dear Esther, Natural Selection) but it is a bit difficult to find out if ...
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Problem with moving player through a secript by a set distance

I am currently trying to add a sort of "dash"-ability to my sidescroller. What I try to do, is to let the player press a key where a simple key-press causes the player to move quickly into one ...
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Game Scripting Example in any scripting language

If i have to create a Battle System for a game which is like Final Fantasy 10 Turn Based battle system or Shadow Hearts Ring Based Battle System and likewise. How should i start with scripting a ...
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How can I manage entities(in entity component system) using Lua scripts?

Suppose I have a code like this in C++ // Game.cpp Entity* hero; Entity* witch; ... // entity initialization if(/player near witch/) { if(hero->get<HealthComponent>()->getHealth() ...
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Unity - Invert Movement Direction

I am currently developing a 2,5D Sidescroller in Unity (just starting to get to know it). Right now I added a turn-script to have my character face the appropriate direction of movement, though ...
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Is it safe StringToHash() to use in Unity?

I'm currently browsing through the Unity tutorials and saw that they're recommending to use Animator.StringToHash("some string") to created unique ids for animation properties (see here). Since I'm a ...
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Using Canvas instead of Scaleform in UDK

I'm working with Unreal Script, and I need to use Canvas instead of Scaleform to create a HUD. I've extended the game type from UTGame, and used bUseClassicHUD in the Default Properties section, but ...
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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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Is it possible to mod a game to use a scripting language like Lua?

So my questions are: Is it possible to mod a game to use a scripting language? How would I go about doing so? I really like Arma 2 but like many games it does not have much in terms of ...
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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 ...
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Scripting engine for XNA

Say I'm making this big game in C# with XNA. What options do I have to include a scripting feature to my code base?
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How necessary are shader coders? [closed]

I know that gameplay mechanics programmers, either directly working with source or with scripting are needed, however there are so many shaders written already that I would imagine you could find ...
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Can you adjust the proportions of a 3D model via scripting?

We are developing a game in Unity where the character is different ages in different levels. Would it be possible to use a single 3D model asset, and alter its proportions via scripting to achieve ...
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How to put basic scripting/variable changes into dialog xml files?

I have a simple XML structure for my dialog between the player and NPCs. What I'd like to do is put variable changes (and maybe other things) directly into the XML. So, for instance, if you select a ...
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Creating teams 2v2, 3v3, etc

I'm figuring out how to create games with teams. The problem is that there will be games 1v1, 2v2, and so on as well as free for all. What would be the most efficient way to do this in Unity C#? I'm ...
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How should I go about protecting my script files?

I am working on a small multiplayer game with a whole bunch of scripting components. I know I can't store my files in plaintext otherwise anyone would be able to change the functionality of core ...
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How to store and parse story actions in XML

I been working on a game in Unity that reads its story (Actions, scene descriptions, NPC's, ect...) from an XML and have been wondering there was a better way to store actions based on player data ...
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How to design a useful scripting system?

I have decided to use the Squirrel (probably doesn't matter much for this question) scripting language in my C++ project. I'm wondering how game developers usually handle scripting in their games. ...
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Creating a textured object infront of the current character in unity 3d

I've spent about half a day trying to get my head round this and i'm not having too much luck, essentially what I want to do is play an animation and then once the animation has finished create a flat ...
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How do I change the window position in Unrealscript?

So when I start my game it starts out in the middle of my screen at 1024x768 resolution, but then when I change the resolution via consolecommand("SETRES ..."); it resets the window position to the ...
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How do I make someone walk in Skyrim?

I'm coding a mod for Skyrim with Papyrus and the Creation Kit. I can't seem to get an Actor to move from point A to point B. I know there's a function to teleport an actor, but how can I make them ...
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Unity3d NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I'm making a script to climb ladders in my game. These are the variables used in the function. private Vector3 climbDirection = Vector3.zero; private Ladder currentLadder = null; private bool ...
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What to pass to scripting

I am using Java and libgdx to create a game and have decided to go a data driven approaching with Jython for this refactoring (just picked up Jython, have used Java for a while). The game is a ...
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How to handle scripted events in a 2d java game?

I'm in the planning phases of a 2D java game. The game is a tile-based platformer with some action-y parts to it, like a Metroidvania formula game. The static portion of each stage is expressed as an ...
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How to define data for an input sequence game?

I'm starting to program my very first game, it's a clone of DDR/Stepmania done for research purposes and learning. I (at this early stage) get most of the UI/Music/input work that should be done, but ...