Script Modules

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AGS script modules are a way for AGS script code to be reused and shared. They work like plugins, through a module manager, but are written in AGS script code entirely, and thus are independent of the platform on which a game is run.

Module Manager

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Rightclick on the Scripts node of the project tree to create a new script for your game or import modules from the modules and plugins forum

The module manager is accessed through the Script menu on AGS, where a number of options are presented:


From the basic Scripts Node you access:

New script 
create a new module from scratch
Import script... 
load a module from a .SCM file that you have downloaded


From the specific script file within the opened script node you access the following options:

Rename 
Give the module another name
Delete 
Removes an existing module from the game
Move up 
The order of modules can be important, as it reflects the order in which they are compiled and run, so this option and the next let you change their ordering.
Move down 
see Move up
Export 
save your own module as a file others can use (modules are also saved in with the game they are used, so you don't HAVE to export them unless you want others to use them)


Each module contains its own script and header, similar to the global script and header. They are compiled before the global script/header and can contain their own versions of global script functions such as repeatedly_execute, on_event, etc.

You can also enter a brief description of the module, a version number and authorship details in the module manager when you create a module. There are options, too, to protect the script and the module info from modification if you export and distribute your own module.

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