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How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:42
by FranchuFranchu
Now Lua can be used in TheoTown. Lua is a real proggraming language. To learn it, read this.

To include a Lua file in your plugin, use this:

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"script":"file.lua",
The file has to be in the same directory as your JSON.
The Lua code can be this:

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function script.nextMonth()
      Debug.toast("Hello Month!")
end
This will show a toast each month.
The full list of the available functions in TheoTown is in https://theotown.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=8587.

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:52
by Mg3094066
FranchuFranchu wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:42
Now Lua can be used in TheoTown. Lua is a real proggraming language. To learn it, read this.

To include a Lua file in your plugin, use this:

Code: Select all

"script":"file.lua",
The file has to be in the same directory as your JSON.
The Lua code can be this:

Code: Select all

function script.nextMonth()
      Debug.toast("Hello Month!")
end
This will show a toast each month.
The full list of the available functions in TheoTown is in https://theotown.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=8587.
Ummm... What does the Lua test?

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:04
by FranchuFranchu
It shows a toast each month

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 18:29
by ElephantEthan
• Do lua scripts need a building to function? (like fun functionality)
• Can lua scripts be attached to anything? (buildings, terrain, trees, cars)
• How would one make a script that replaces a grass tile with a sand tile?

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 20:07
by CommanderABab
Probably not; sure, why not; why not a sand dune blowing in the wind?

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 20:08
by CommanderABab
Yay! A triple negative sentencs!

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 20:24
by ElephantEthan
CommanderABab wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 20:08
Yay! A triple negative sentencs!
Your post contains so much negativity that it's actually positive :lol: although I'm not sure if I understand the land one.

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 19:23
by ElephantEthan
Alright, I attached a script to an animation and it works, even if I didn't use the animation. I got the script to run when you open the game. Really cool stuff!

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:28
by TheRetroGuy
Is it possible to have a Lua app on mobile?

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:03
by CommanderABab

Re: How to use Lua scripts

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 13:29
by Ølsken
CommanderABab wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:03
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .luastudio looks like one.
To be honest I don't like any of the apps that are available
In the store. Rather use a PC or just use a normal text editor that supports Lua (i.e. QuickEdit)