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Requesting help from a friend who doesnt know anything about coding.

Hello everyone.

I've been trying this game for some days and I got totally hooked. This game offers so much possibilities and even tho i'm just a freshman and I haven't seen anything, I'm totally impressed.

But some friends have told me there's a thing called MudLet, and I read It's quite opensource and moddable. But it requires you to know a bit about coding, and the LUA language, which is not my forte, but I would like to learn more about it and start using it and develop myself more into this game.

If there's something I can do to learn, to improve myself, and to join you in this community, I'd be totally glad.

Have a nice day.


  • Brenex
    Brenex Member Posts: 106 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I recommend using the mudlet wiki pages. I learned a ton from them and the examples they have. https://wiki.mudlet.org/w/Manual:Introduction is a good place to start. 

    https://wiki.mudlet.org/w/Manual:Geyser helped teach me about UI elements and helped me build my ui.

    Join the discord too as there is a help room that is active and can help with questions you might have or point you in the right direction.

    http://www.gammon.com.au/forum/bbshowpost.php?bbsubject_id=6036 is another resource to help with lua and understanding lua tables a little better.

    Finally the lua manual: https://www.lua.org/manual/5.1/manual.html Mudlet uses lua 5.1 FYI

  • Caelan
    Caelan Member Posts: 2,638 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Don't forget the Mudlet clan in the game.  Join it and you can ask all the questions you will run into.

  • Leffe
    Leffe Member Posts: 40
    When you're diving into it, remember that there are always many ways to achieve the same goal. Often more complex is not better.

    I don't remember where I read this, but someone said that it is more difficult to debug code than to write it. So if you write code as complex as you possibly can, then logically you're not smart enough to debug it. Just a silly statement I know, but it still makes a good point.

    You're better off keeping things simple and only gradually incorporating more complex techniques. (Unless you find yourself enjoying the programming more than playing the game, in which case go for it). Don't get so bogged down in programming that you forget to play the game (been there, done that).

  • Brenex
    Brenex Member Posts: 106 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Leffe said:
    (Unless you find yourself enjoying the programming more than playing the game, in which case go for it).

        :# easy trap to fall in to, I'll tell you that!

  • Laedha
    Laedha Member Posts: 212 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I just want to put in a little plug for the nexus client. If you want to use mudlet feel free, there are a lot more components and pieces already developed, but nexus uses standard javascript and you can do everything in nexus that you can do in mudlet.  There's a discord channel for it and admin are in the process of improving the wiki to add a lot more examples. 
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