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Lua is used in script components. It can read and write composite data, so it can do the same stuff other logic components can do, but in a programatic way.
It can also draw stuff on a monitor or over a camera feed.
If you need more assistance or have more questions, you can always join the Official Stormworks Discord and ask your questions in the #lua channel.
Please choose which kind of user you are
Tools to program Lua scripts
In case you already know a little bit, or watched one of those tutorials, you can use this website to program scripts.
Advantages compared to the original editor in game
- undo/redo function
- debug scripts with print()
- simulate inputs and properties
- UI Builder
- share scripts with other people
For those who wish to take their Lua further, an extension has been created for VSCode - a professional development environment.
You can use this to develop lua scripts on Windows (Note, Mac and Linux are not yet supported)
Download here, or search "Stormworks" in VSCode:
Advantages over the ingame editor, and online editing tools:
- Full debugger support with breakpoints
- Full intellisense/code-hinting
- Ability to organise code into libraries and re-use functions across multiple scripts
- More powerful Stormworks Minifier
- More accurate Stormworks Simulator
- Multi-screen & Multi-MC simulation support
- As a desktop tool:
- Can more easily store code on github
- Can more easily chain build processes with other tools
- EmmyLua type hinting
- Redundancy Remover syntax
- Access to built-in utilities library, including Vector math library
See the quick feature rundown here:
Lua Video Tutorial