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Scripting needs to become easier!
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ZxBrad Offline
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Scripting needs to become easier!

This whole variables. Onstart. function stuff is soo confusing. Cant sumone just make a video on youtube with a basic tutorial and make more tutorials for that kind of stuff cuz reading it is just even more confusing.


Would u like to see a tutorial made on youtube. Im not going to be the one to make one cuz i need a tutorial badly. If some one sees this and sees a lot of people needing help on these tutorials maybe they might just make a tutorial for us and put it on youtube. so do you want a tutorial Yes or No.

WARNING: Noob Doesn't Know How To Script.
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04-23-2011 07:42 PM
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DominusVita Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

They have. Try here.
(This post was last modified: 04-23-2011 07:47 PM by DominusVita.)
04-23-2011 07:47 PM
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ZxBrad Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

(04-23-2011 07:47 PM)DominusVita Wrote:  They have. Try here.

Yah i know about those vids. Im talking about like where to place scripts. What order to put them in and stuff. That is just really really confusing.

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04-23-2011 07:55 PM
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Tottel Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

The scripting IS easy. All it takes is a bit of effort to learn the basics. Once you know those, you can do a whole lot.

Don't forget they're a very small indie team. You can't expect them to make a drag-and-drop, visual scripting thingie just for the community.
Besides, it's fine like this. Smile

EDIT: also.. Video tutorials for learning how to script.. How silly is that? ^^
A well-written text is all you need.
(This post was last modified: 04-23-2011 07:57 PM by Tottel.)
04-23-2011 07:56 PM
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Kyle Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

I personally LOVE scripting. Big Grin

I'd say I script about 3 hours per day. Well, for my custom story... Smile

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04-23-2011 07:58 PM
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DominusVita Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

My best advice is ask the more experienced. Check the makers of some of the more notable custom stories like Russ Money's recent Full version of La Caza, Anxt is still in the process of chapter 2 for abduction. Just ask around. Scripting can be tricky if you've never handled javascript, HTML, or any other type of coding for that matter.

If you have specific questions on the scripting, ask them(or me, though my coding knowledge is somewhat limited).
04-23-2011 08:02 PM
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laser50 Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

In scripting, It's just like driving a car for the first time: You make a little start, learn the basics And from there, you go on and learn more about it.
04-23-2011 09:52 PM
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Ongka Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

Get some basic information about C++ or look at the script and what it does ingame. These scripts are pretty easy to understand if you know the basics of C++.
You may have a look on the wiki: http://wiki.frictionalgames.com/hpl2/start
There's everything well explained, but you have to put some time into learning all this. I think you'll need at least some hours / days to understand how the scripts are working.

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04-23-2011 11:20 PM
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SkyeGU Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

I'm a relatively new, unexperienced scripter. I have only the following advice: Look at existing script that you know what it does and learn from it.

You'll get better the more you come to understand and then you can start getting creative.
04-24-2011 12:50 AM
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palistov Offline
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RE: Scripting needs to become easier!

Scripting is easy! It just takes practice. Eventually you'll be able to do great things with scripts! You just need to be assertive and go out and learn. Find tutorials, open other peoples' scripts (including the scripts for the main storyline) and read them! They're annotated so you'll know what section of script does what. It's like studying for math. You have to DO something before you can get it right, yknow? Smile

It's better to make a broken script and then fix it than to make no script!

04-24-2011 02:55 AM
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