Questions tagged [lua]

Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game programmers, perhaps owing to how easy it is to embed, its fast execution, and its short learning curve.

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Walking around a sphere in Lumberyard

I am trying to create a simple game using Amazon Lumberyard and my goal is to have levels/stages where the player will be able to walk around a mini planet. I have seen a lot of tutorials about this ...
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How to make the character dash forward in Roblox?

In my game I want to make a skill in a tool to dash forward for a specific range and if the character came in contact with a humanoid during the dash, it stops right on contact and stops the other ...
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how to display current time as a static value in lua/pico8

Pico8 has a function time() that when called displays the current time from start of program. i.e. print(time(),0,0,14) --prints time at (0,0) with colour 14 However the function doesn't stop and ...
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How is tile offsetting accomplished in 2d side scrollers?

The idea is to work with tiles that together make up a larger image, or world so to speak. but im confused as to what the methods used are to offset the tiles, and whether is a good idea to draw ...
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Love2D STI library not drawing map at all (black screen)

I'm trying to use a pretty standard map with the Simple Tiled Implementation module for Love2D, but no matter what I try, I can't get it to display anything but a black screen. Here's my current code (...
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How can I use .txt or .xml reference file to slice up spritesheets in Lua?

I've been learning to code games in Lua, and I've recently started on my own project. I wanted to use the following spritesheet from Kenney.nl, as well as a few other spritesheets from them but I'm a ...
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How to connect a GUI button to function?

I am developing a new Roblox game where you can setup and control you're own virtual machine using SurfaceGUIs on a modeled screen. I am trying to make a confirmation GUI where if you click YES, then ...
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Use JS to grab values from a dynamic Lua Table

((BACKGROUND: I'm modding a game that runs using Lua and the Source2 Engine (Dota). Gameplay logic uses Lua and HUD uses JS)) I used Lua to create a global table. For instance: ...
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Binding Lua Function to Perform tasks using std::async

I am trying to load a bunch of mesh resources in the format of .obj files. Some of the files are very high in poly count so when loading using the below method It takes more than 10 seconds. I would ...
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Perlin Noise Variations

Currently I'm making a voxel survival game. About a month ago I embarked on procedurally generating terrain using Perlin noise. I understand how to use and apply it for the most part. However I do not ...
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Optimizing falling sand simulation

So, for the past couple of weeks, I've been working on a falling sand simulation inspired by games such as The Powder Toy, Noita, and Sandspiel. I've been making it in Love2D and I'm please with what ...
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When PlayerRemoving event is fired, for loop does not work properly

while I was implementing the Backback save feature in my Roblox Game (using game.Players.PlayerRemoving:Connect(), I found that when I used a loop of any form (<...
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How would I delete lazers out of bounds

I have a list of lazers(bullets) that i would like to delete specific instances from. How would I go about doing that with the code I have now? I first tried to pass in the player to a lazer instance ...
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How do I add custom logic to a World of Warcraft internal LUA event using an addon?

I'm trying to show a bit of custom text directly after mount names in the World of Warcraft Mount Journal. I've exported the Blizzard API code from the World of Warcraft client, found the method I ...
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In ROBLOX, how can I check what is in front of me?

In ROBLOX Studio I need to check what part is in front of the model Freddy. I need to set the variable called thingInFront to ...
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Command Shell text adventure - input methods for scrolling through text (lua)

I'm writing a simple text-based adventure in lua. The intent is the user clicks on the game.exe and it loads up the command prompt or whatever command shell they have and they play the game there. ...
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How do I get the player's position in Roblox Studio?

In Roblox Studio, I have this code in a script file: ...
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Hiding World of Warcraft UI Elements with Lua

I'm tyring to make a very simple WoW addon that hides the gryphons on either side of the main menu bar and hides the micro buttons in the lower right. The addon has one Lua script, main.lua: ...
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Integrating Moonsharp with Unity for Nintendo Switch project

Has anyone tried to run Unity project with integrated Moonsharp on Nintendo Switch? Can it be done? Are there any significant performance issues due to running Lua scripts? EDIT: Sorry, I wasn't ...
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Facing issues trying to Parse JSON in Lua

Problem statement: Need help trying to load a JSON file into a table array in Lua for Corona SDK development. My Objective: Call specific data from JSON file to my application by using key value ...
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Easing towards stepped value

I'm currently developing this rhythm game in lua (on top of a c++ engine) and I'm having trouble keeping a steady playhead position for the song currently playing. The playhead position that the ...
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Need some help for reading JSON/XML structured files in Lua language for Corona SDK

I have been trying to read a JSON/XML or simple text file in Lua language for Corona SDK with little to no success. All the tutorials I followed, people were basically writing a file and then reading ...
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How to make the player unable to change some of the game elements?

I am making a text turn based RPG fighting game in which you create your own spells. You also share them as JSON files with your friends. Sharing is required to win. The game is designed so that it ...
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Why is the button's code not running?

My script for a slot machine isn't working. When the button in the Bilboard GUI is clicked, the below dosen't run. I am new to scripting and this is mostly based on wiki/stack exchange/ Dev page info. ...
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var=time() vs time()=var pico8/lua

time() is a preset function in pico8 gameengine. I don't understand whatsoever why I get an error when I write: time() = var But it's fine if I write (where var is any variable) var = time() What ...
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How to make object that moves with constant speed not overshoot the object it collides with?

To learn LOVE2D I am creating a simple project. Player moves the square with arrows keys until it hits the goal square, at which point the game is won. ...
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How to implement this XP formula?

I found this response but the thread is closed: https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/a/13639 level = constant * sqrt(XP) I seem unable to properly get current level, this is how I tried to do it, and ...
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Game engine with good Lua entity creation/management [closed]

I'm looking for an engine that constructs it's entities using Lua or other scripting language. This is in order to find inspiration and do it in my own engine as well. I know that CryEngine does use ...
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Any advantage of having chunks with sizes by the power of two?

With my past experience of having my little game lag because of the size of the world, I have decided that in whatever next project I might choose to create, I will split said world into chunks. Now ...
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AABB test does not consistently detect edge-to-edge contact when bounds are very different in size

My function compares two AABBs for collision detection, and when they are around the same size it works fine, but I noticed that if I greatly decreased the size of one of them (or augmented the size ...
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Roblox, custom chat filter

So, I would like to add my own chat filter to my game, how would I do this? eg: Player says: "DIE" Goes through chat filter and comes out as: "###" or any other string I specify.
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How to aim bullets at a player in Vavio

In Vavio, how do you make an enemy aim at the player then shoot a bullet? Here's the code I tried: LevelSpawnData/spawnData-L0.json ...
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Box2D + Love2D (Lua) - Assertion fail with polygon meshes

When I try to create a triangle collider for my game it sometimes leads to an assertion fail. I use the physics engine that comes with love2d (Box2D). That's the error message that appears when the ...
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Drawing an outline around an arbitrary group of hexagons

Is there an algorithm for drawing an outline around around an arbitrary group of hexagons? The polygon outline drawn may be concave. See the images below, the green line is what I am trying to achieve....
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Löve2d: How can i select object with mouse if it's overlap?

I have already some code but i can't solved this. How can i select one object with mouse if the objects are overlap? It's looks like solitaire game. I wish you can understand me... For example my ...
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How to implement Lua thread for Sleep function

I am running into a problem in my game engine right now. I want to be able to call Sleep(number_of_seconds) from .lua file (1 only) and halt the execution of the lua file, WHILE the game is running ...
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Registering a C++ callback with Lua API without additional libraries

Basically, I'm trying to register a callback into a Lua state like this: ...
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How do I draw a border around a display object in Corona Lua?

What would be the easiest way to draw a thin border around a rectangle image display object in Corona Lua? This is what I tried: Reviewed API and could not find a "border" method/property on ...
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Create a game start-up menu screen with Lua/love 2d

I just got started programming games and decided to try out love2d since I'm learning lua. I was wondering if anyone knows how I can create just a simple 2-3 button menu when you start up the game. ...
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Find connected hex of same color

I'm using Lua. I have a hex map. It is randomly generated into an table. hexmap[y][x].color = "red" I wish to find each "group" of hex's. i.e. all hex's of the same color that connect to each other ...
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What am I missing for this flycam to work correctly?

Through reverse engineering, I've found an instruction to inject on which allows me to obtain the XYZ coordinates of the camera, as well as pitch and yaw. Thus, I have the following: camX (Plane)...
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Lua Unknown error when typing something in Zerobrane studio IDE

What is this weird error that I am getting when I typing something in the Zerobrane studio IDE? It crashes my IDE. But The game project compiles and runs fine. When I turn off "Autocomplete ...
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Implementation details of Command Pattern in conjunction with Entity Component System

I have implemented an ECS where more or less an Entity is just an ID, a Component is just a wrapper for data, and a System holds the logic on operating over different components. There is an Engine ...
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How can I load a script once in LuaJit/Lua and use it across multiple VMs in different threads?

So, I came across an interesting problem. I'm implementing some threaded game logic, and one of the things I decided to do was to use Multiple Lua VMs, with each worker thread containing its own VM. ...
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How can I correct an unwanted fisheye effect when drawing a scene with raycasting?

Hello I have a game using raycasting for the TI Nspire in Lua, and when the player faces a wall so that their degree they are facing is perpendicular to the length of the wall, I am having what is ...
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binding glm operators with luabridge

I am attempting to expose glm vector functions/data to luabridge like so: ...
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Love2D game and editor in two separate programs

I'm building an engine in Love2D and I need to build an editor who will create scenes with game objects I wrote in lua. The thing is that there's this guy in my team who said : "Don't include the ...
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Shortest rotation value [duplicate]

I have a top down game. The player moves the avatar with WASD where W rotates the avator to 180, S rotates to 0, A rotates to 90 and D rotates to 270. I also do diagonal movement so if they hold SA it ...
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Platform independent replacement for LuaInterface [closed]

I'm currently working on a project in C#/XNA, however I'm planning to migrate this to MonoGame so that it can go onto more platforms. The problem is that I am currently using a lot of Lua, and for ...

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