THE NEW CONSOLE SUCKS (AKA Read this first)

  • ief015
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
    First, and foremost; No. The new Lua console does not suck, you just don't know how to use it.

    The new console primarily supports the Lua Programming Language ( http://www.lua.org/ ), not the simple one-lined command input. Lua was implemented for the ease of creating scripts, without creating a full modification to the game.

    Yes, I understand that this is a large jump from simple commands to an interpretted language, but never fear, THE OLD COMMANDS CAN BE ACCESSED BY PLACING '!' (without quotes) BEFORE THE COMMAND. But, if you want to stay up-to-date with latest commands and features, I recommend you teach yourself the Lua language ( http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaTutorial and http://www.lua.org/manual/5.1/ ).

    You may find the Lua API on our Wiki here: https://powdertoy.co.uk/Wiki.html?id=lua

    Cheers, and happy coding.
    Edited by ief015, 2011-06-26 06:20:00
  • Finalflash50
    18th Jun 2011 Banned 0 Permalink
    This post is hidden because the user is banned
  • CAC-Boomerang
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
    Please, you just have to pin this post. I'm fed up with all these complaints...

    EDIT: Pinned! Hooray!
    Edited by CAC-Boomerang, 2011-06-17 06:27:16
  • Neospector
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
    BHOL and VACU suck.
    *Da-dum-cha!*
    But seriously, if I learned basic Lua by looking at random bits of code, you people can learn it through reading an actual manual. >_>
  • mniip
    18th Jun 2011 Developer 0 Permalink
    @Neospector (View Post)
    i read a short manual (15 pages) then i started writing
  • robertfraser
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
    @CAC-Boomerang (View Post)
    TRYING TO CONTACT YOU

    @The Topic!127479
    All you have to do is add !.
  • jalfor
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
    @ief015 (View Post)

    Similarily, avoid using all caps or unusual characters, they're painful to read. If we can't figure what's in your thread from the title alone, don't be surprised if it gets locked.


    Bad mod
    Edited by jalfor, 2011-06-17 10:43:13
  • ief015
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
    @jalfor (View Post)

    It grabbed your attention, did it not? This was for the sake of making these "Lua sucks, how does one use old commands" posts and threads stop.
    Edited by ief015, 2011-06-17 16:08:29
  • MasterMind555
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
  • roguegeneral--
    18th Jun 2011 Member 0 Permalink
    UTT and you broke a few rules also