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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to achieve two finger panning

I'm looking to achieve a two finger smooth pan system in my project. However, the code below does not work, any interaction with the screen doesn't change to position of the camera. I am unsure where ...
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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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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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Unable to stop navmeshagent for rotation before moving

I'm trying to get the NavMeshAgent to rotate before calculating a path and proceed walking. I stumbled upon a thread that said this can be done by manually rotating the object first. However, I am ...
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Unable to get object to rotate to looked position?

I'm trying to get an object to smoothly rotate towards a clicked point in my terrain. However, my code only yields jittery movements in the other direction. Any help will be greatly appreciated. ...
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Getting unit to complete rotation before moving?

I've been trying to get a unit in my project to move in a fashion similiar to that of modern MOBA games. However, I am faced with the issue of the unit moving before the rotation is completed and the ...
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How do I add scripting logic to my dialogue tree? [closed]

I'm creating 2D RPG game and I want to implement branching dialogue system which can also change player stats, add items and so on. Also I want to implement conditions for some answers so player ...
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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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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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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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How do I make the ui button to move my character? [closed]

How do I make my character move left,right and jump when click ui buttons using this code? using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class Player: MonoBehaviour { public float maxspeed = ...
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How do I make my character jump in every direction?

My character can only jump when he is grounded, but he can only grounded in one direction I want him to jump in every direction, can anyone help? CAN JUMP : CAN'T JUMP : Code: using ...
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How do I make Ground Check stop rotating with the character when it rotate? [duplicate]

How do I make my character routice without Ground Check rotating with it, but still follow my character? Code: using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class Player: MonoBehaviour { ...
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Character fixed angle? [duplicate]

I want my character to rotate so I turn off fixed angle in Rigidbody 2D, but the problem here is that I can't jump in any other angle except for the angle where I have my groundcheck. Can anyone help? ...
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Character can't jump in other angle with fixed angle off

I turn off fixed angle so my character can rotate, but it can only jump in 1 angle but I want it to jump in every angle. How do I do that? Code: using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public ...
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How do I make my character jump in any angle?

My character is a square which can spin in any angle but it can not jump in certain angle Can anyone help? using UnityEngine; using System.Collections; public class Player: MonoBehaviour { public ...
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A 2D Camera Follow Script That Does Not Rotate?

I am attempting to make a 2D racing game. So far I have a player car (sprite) and a main camera. I would like to know how to make the main camera follow the player car while still showing signs of ...
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Actually Implementing “C# as a scripting Language” in XNA

Following an example from this thread, I've made an application that dynamically loads in C# "scripts" (actually, plugins) into my game -- but I've hit a snag: how do I reference the assemblies for ...
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How do I make my character stop going left? (Unity)

So I have this code and my character can go left, right and jump. I don't want the character going left , so how can I remove that. (I'm very new with coding) using UnityEngine; using ...
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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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How does Unity call “update()” in the scripts?

I understand that you can expose your C++ code to a scripting language such as ChaiScript. From this you can call code that you've made in C++. In Unity, however, they have functions in the script, ...
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Unity 5: 3rd Person Controller runs by default. How to change this?

I have been working with the Third Person Controller of the Standard Assets (called Sample Assets in the beta versions) in Unity 5. When the player press the forward button, the character runs by ...
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DontDestroyOnLoad() doesn't work in Unity

I have a problem with DontDestroyOnLoad() in Unity. It does not work! My code: private static PlayerSpawningScript instance; public void Awake() { Debug.Log ("PlayerSpawningScript awake"); ...
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Binding C++ and V8 Javascript from Google

The examples are quite challenging to grasp if you are still getting your head around other things, so the simplest example would be great. Is there a simpler example?
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Visual Programming tool for creating game quests

I've found a question for visual script editing software tool for creating game behavior logic, but I am looking for something more flexible. I would like to configure the tool to make it produce code ...
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Domain-specific languages for scripting

As most of you know, embedded interpreters for languages like Lua and Python are widely used for scripting game logic, but I haven't seen much information on people going with domain-specific ...
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Instantiating prefabs dynamically in script

I have a canvas object. I right click it and add a Button, which defaults to having a rect transform, image script, button script and text child object. I make it a prefab and delete it from my ...
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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 ...