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DCS: World has new powerful tool for experienced mission designers - the Scripting Engine. The system provides control overt game objects behavior during the mission by using lua scripts. All you need is to be a programmer. Experience in programming lua is welcomed, but lua is a simple language and it will not take a lot of time to learn it.

 

Scripting Engine can be used to perform the same actions the Trigger System and AI Tasking System developed for: group activation, text message, sound playing, AI task changing e.t.c. The Engine also provides access to game objects properties. Mission designers can add very complex logic into their missions because using of programming language instead GUI means no limitation on complexity.

 

The engine is documented on Eagle Dynamics wiki.

 

Many thanks to Speed - the enthusiast who has done great job in testing and design. Druid_ proposed multiple useful features now available in the Engine.

 

Of course Scripting System is far from being completed. I have wishlist of features ordered by their priority and they will being added in next releases.

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Brilliant, been waiting for this for ages!

 

would love to see some sample complete scripts included in the documentation, would really help the learning process.

 

Thanks ED, Speed & Druid!


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Святой congrats on a very useful and powerful addition to the DCS environment. Excellent work as always.

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would love to see some sample complete scripts included in the documentation, would really help the learning process.

 

Thanks ED, Speed & Druid!

They are on their way. In fact, Speed & Grimes have been hard at work compiling a database of useful functions/scripts for mission builders. I shall leave them to announce more on this topic.


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Fine :thumbup:

 

Finally will we be able to use (in ME-Triggers/Actions) the PLAY ARGUMENT command also ? (on assigned objects: as buildings, air/rotorcrafts, vehicles, ships ? )

 

...and would be nice to add more starting options like:

wsBirthPlace_Air,

wsBirthPlace_RunWay,

wsBirthPlace_Park,

wsBirthPlace_Heliport_Hot,

wsBirthPlace_Heliport_Cold,

 

Would be great more (instead of wsBirthPlace_Park)

 

wsBirthPlace_Park_Hot ---> will B great for A-10C - shortening startup time - i mean no startup time ;)

and

wsBirthPlace_Park_Cold


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I have no idea how this all works but... this sounds awesome.....

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I have no idea how this all works but... this sounds awesome.....

 

LOL bit like me.. my 1st thought was excellent, then i very briefly checked the documentation and went err HTF do i make this work! ;)

 

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I miss the new stuff Escort & Follow and what is about the resource management and Warehouse!

 

"Land", "Follow" and "Escort" task were developed for groups, not for separate aircrafts. In comparison other tasks can be assigned both aircrafts and groups. We will adopt them to the aircrafts and include into the document.

 

Warehouses cannot be accessed by scripts now.

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Excellent, I just wish I had more missions created with it. I look forward to seeing what all people create with it!

 

Speed and I created a script library we will be releasing shortly. It will automatically create table databases of zones, Initial Points, groups, units, and other combinations of groups by name, ID, etc. It comes in very handy. Additionally there is a "point in polygon" function that allows players to make zones in any shape they want and it will work as "unit in zone" trigger condition.

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Additionally there is a "point in polygon" function that allows players to make zones in any shape they want and it will work as "unit in zone" trigger condition.

Does this mean its possible to make triggers simulating radar detection line-of-sight in relation to the terrain around a radar site?

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No fly zone here we come.....

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Excellent, I just wish I had more missions created with it. I look forward to seeing what all people create with it!

 

Speed and I created a script library we will be releasing shortly. It will automatically create table databases of zones, Initial Points, groups, units, and other combinations of groups by name, ID, etc. It comes in very handy. Additionally there is a "point in polygon" function that allows players to make zones in any shape they want and it will work as "unit in zone" trigger condition.

 

Thanks gents, your efforts are much appreciated. :thumbup:

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Does this mean its possible to make triggers simulating radar detection line-of-sight in relation to the terrain around a radar site?

 

Yeah there is a line of sight function.

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Hello all

 

DCS: World has new powerful tool for experienced mission designers - the Scripting Engine. The system provides control overt game objects behavior during the mission by using lua scripts. All you need is to be a programmer. Experience in programming lua is welcomed, but lua is a simple language and it will not take a lot of time to learn it.

 

Scripting Engine can be used to perform the same actions the Trigger System and AI Tasking System developed for: group activation, text message, sound playing, AI task changing e.t.c. The Engine also provides access to game objects properties. Mission designers can add very complex logic into their missions because using of programming language instead GUI means no limitation on complexity.

 

The engine is documented on Eagle Dynamics wiki.

 

Many thanks to Speed - the enthusiast who has done great job in testing and design. Druid_ proposed multiple useful features now available in the Engine.

 

Of course Scripting System is far from being completed. I have wishlist of features ordered by their priority and they will being added in next releases.

 

 

this is realy awesome stuff

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a question, the script system, although this in the initiation only focuses on enhancing mission or a mission to create from scratch? focuses only on missions little details or talking about bigger things like animations of entry, during the mission, or the end? or is something much more extensive aspirations?

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It allows for more enhanced capabilities of what can happen within a mission. The scope of it really depends on what the mission builder wants to use the it for. It is possible to use it for very simple, mundane tasks, however it excels at complex logic and capabilities. For example a user could create an Integrated Air Defense Network between multiple groups and testing Line of Sight between the different radars and taking all sorts of other factors into account.

 

One of the most powerful and simple features of the SSE (Simulator Scripting Engine, as a few of us call it) is that you can use the text output in a highly customized format. Here is a screenshot from a test "Air Races" style mission I was making which kept track of aircraft laptimes. Btw, the laptimes are almost always the same because I had an AI aircraft flying the circuit :D

 

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Current Projects: Scripting Wiki, Something...

Useful Links: Mission Scripting Tools MIST-(GitHub) MIST-(Thread), SLMOD, IADScript, Mission Editing Wiki!, Mission Building Forum

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