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Thomas Offline
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Blog: "Tech feature: Scripting overview #1"

Me talking about script basics.

http://frictionalgames.blogspot.com/2011...iew-1.html
07-04-2011 03:51 PM
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RE: Blog: "Tech feature: Scripting overview #1"

Frictional is what set me on the modding path, and I remember just how useless I was, probably 14 if that. I had never touched a modeling tool then, and since I have used the same one : Maya. I never touched a scripting language, and now I'm programming (well...scripting) my own game using Unity3D.
In fact, that game is a survival set up in an office. My first scene with penumbra was an office. Odd how that goes around Tongue

So I can kind of understand just how much this is going to make developing your game easier. Expect a lot more polish and more complicated scripts, guys. If even things like movement is done via script, I'm sure entirely different games may be possible.

Also, youtube comments FTW Depth : the dark decent & Amnesia DCL.

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(This post was last modified: 07-04-2011 05:05 PM by WindexGlow.)
07-04-2011 05:03 PM
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RE: Blog: "Tech feature: Scripting overview #1"

Oh, I miss C++ scripting. You made me get onto it again! It's similar to Angel Script.

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(This post was last modified: 07-04-2011 07:23 PM by nemesis567.)
07-04-2011 07:21 PM
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Tottel Offline
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RE: Blog: "Tech feature: Scripting overview #1"

Looks really handy. Smile

Working on a map and constantly having to reload was quite a pain at times. Not to mentionwhat it must have been to develop all current Frictional Games' games. Wink
07-04-2011 08:05 PM
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RE: Blog: "Tech feature: Scripting overview #1"

yeah, it will be a lot easier

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07-04-2011 08:38 PM
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Thomas Offline
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RE: Blog: "Tech featuScripting overview #1"

(07-04-2011 08:05 PM)Tottel Wrote:  Working on a map and constantly having to reload was quite a pain at times. Not to mentionwhat it must have been to develop all current Frictional Games' games. Wink

Note that when map scripting you actually get a lot of these features as well. There is a button in the Debug menu for only reloading scripting and any errors in script pops up just like in the video.

This scripting (which now is used for the entire game) is based on the map scripting.
07-05-2011 07:23 AM
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Debug is easier than ever. That thing about compiling on task change may not be so efficient if the script is really huge, I guess. Or am I mistaken?

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07-05-2011 01:08 PM
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RE: Blog: "Tech feature: Scripting overview #1"

Awesome!

Oh, by the way Thomas, In your video, One folder said "Amneia DLC" Should be Amnesia DLC?? Tongue

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07-05-2011 02:19 PM
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Thomas Offline
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RE: Blog: "Tech featuScripting overview #1"

(07-05-2011 01:08 PM)nemesis567 Wrote:  Debug is easier than ever. That thing about compiling on task change may not be so efficient if the script is really huge, I guess. Or am I mistaken?

It only recompiles files that have changed so should not be a problem.
07-05-2011 02:31 PM
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