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Thinking about learning how to program? Well, this thread is for resources that are a little more fun than buying some dusty book filled with boring examples about philosophers and their forks. While this isn't directly related to writing Add-Ons for WildStar, it's one of the first steps if you've never programmed before!

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I came across this mention of Screeps, which apparently uses Javascript in an "MMORTS" sandbox. You use Javascript to program yer critters and watch them do things against other players. I haven't personally tried it, but I thought it was worth mentioning! Here's their website. I'm thinking it would be a good introduction thinking about programming in a game-like environment; getting used to the idea of calling methods attached to objects is handy when it comes to modern procedural programming!

Here's a video!


I'm looking forward to poking around with it when it comes out.
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Posted Aug 10, 15 · OP · Last edited Aug 10, 15
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Here's a sorta Lua primer I made. It covers variable types.
Also is a template Lua file based on the one in Houston, but with other important, common functions added.
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Posted Aug 10, 15
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I've got some tutorials up on the official forums for Addons in WildStar.
Always happy to write more of them if people provide me the topics.
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Thanks Toggle, Olivar! Hopefully I will have a chance to spend some time on this soon!

Link to Olivar's [url=http:// https://forums.wildstar-online.com/forums/index.php?/topic/124985-lua-tutorials/]tutorial posting[/url]
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