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Help with Scripting? Download of the samples?

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Created27.10.2016 11:21

Mark Sprotte (Unknown) 27.10.2016 11:23
Hey there, I need help. I am a software engineer, but never coded/scripted with LUA before. I would like to make some Mods, no 3D, just scripted / extends for servers, or single Player fun things. Maybe some things for multiplayer communication, but I can't really find a good start with. I got the book "for dummies" but there is the main point also on 3d modelling and so.
I also found the scripting tutorial section here in Documentations, but the references can't be found anywhere, to have a look at the sample things. Could you please help me?

Thanks a lot!

Tykonket (IlMat) 27.10.2016 12:07
Hi, I had the same problem 3 weeks ago, I solved it by going to read others mod XD
If you need help add me on Skype autieri.matteo and I'll try to do my best!

Mark Sprotte (Unknown) 27.10.2016 12:14
Do you have any good starting point? I mean some Mod to start with? Or doesn't it matter, what mod

Tykonket (IlMat) 27.10.2016 12:20
Yes, I started with simple-medium mods (i.e. DriveControl, CropDestruction, RealTerrein, FuelAdjust), anyway in FS17 the doc is very good and you can even read the scripts written by GIANTS.

Mark Sprotte (Unknown) 27.10.2016 12:39
OK last question. Do I still need the Giants Editor to script the LUA things? Do I have to create a i3d file with everything in it or can I just do the zip? Because crop destruction only has the luas, xml and one icon, which I also can do without the engine
A and what IDE do you prefer?

Tykonket (IlMat) 27.10.2016 12:53
No, if you want to do only a scripting mod you don't need the GIANTS Editor you only need the modDesc.xml, the icon and one lua script.
The zip is not needed, a folder with these files is enough, obviously if you want release and share the mod with other users you will need to do a zip xD
Currently I'm using VSCode and Notepad++, but if you want something with more than syntax colorization i suggest to try ZeroBrane Studio.

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