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A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484548] Sat, 23 November 2013 09:34 Go to next message
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Attached to this post is a document made specifically for a total newbie to make their first TT Server plug-in.
The plug-in itself allows you to simulate damage value modification from players, where that damage is calculated on the client (i.e not building damage).

This was written in response to a direct request made on the forums for help with an associated issue, but it has been made very generic to act as a reference for anyone who wants to try their hand first time at making a plug-in.

I hope it's useful.

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Uploaded version 2 as a PDF file, fixed some typo's and respected the comment around the exress edition.
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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484553 is a reply to message #484548] Sat, 23 November 2013 12:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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holy shit
you typed all that up?


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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484554 is a reply to message #484548] Sat, 23 November 2013 12:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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lolwut 22 pages Surprised

Looks good though. Nice job Thumbs Up


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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484555 is a reply to message #484548] Sat, 23 November 2013 12:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow, you did type all that up. I would definitely sticky this thread.

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Instead of showing us that u aren't more inteligent than a Toast, maybe you should start becomming good in renegade Thumbs Up

Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484558 is a reply to message #484555] Sat, 23 November 2013 14:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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liquidv2 wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 14:20

holy shit
you typed all that up?



Hah, There's a lot of pictures! Razz
I just wanted to write something that could be followed by someone who had no previous experience, and have them complete a finished product at the end, while learning a bit along the way.

Omar007 wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 14:23

lolwut 22 pages Surprised

Looks good though. Nice job Thumbs Up


Cheers, but I doubt there's anything in there that you didn't know already Razz



Ethenal wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 14:28

Wow, you did type all that up. I would definitely sticky this thread.


Yeah, I kind of run away with it a bit. I might make a few follow up tutorials to go a bit further in some areas.



Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484561 is a reply to message #484548] Sat, 23 November 2013 15:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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holy shit he did type that up awesome.

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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484562 is a reply to message #484558] Sat, 23 November 2013 15:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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reborn wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 22:33

Omar007 wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 14:23

lolwut 22 pages Surprised

Looks good though. Nice job Thumbs Up


Cheers, but I doubt there's anything in there that you didn't know already Razz

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But it's still a nice job and I'm certain it can help others.


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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484563 is a reply to message #484548] Sat, 23 November 2013 16:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I suggest uploading it as PDF file. Microsoft Word has a feature for saving as PDF.

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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484565 is a reply to message #484548] Sat, 23 November 2013 17:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FYI, the Express edition should work for compiling scripts, if it doesn't that's a bug we want to fix Smile


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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #484567 is a reply to message #484565] Sun, 24 November 2013 01:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gen_Blacky wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 17:28

holy shit he did type that up awesome.


Hah! Thanks Smile

Omar007 wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 17:57

reborn wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 22:33

Omar007 wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 14:23

lolwut 22 pages Surprised

Looks good though. Nice job Thumbs Up


Cheers, but I doubt there's anything in there that you didn't know already Razz

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But it's still a nice job and I'm certain it can help others.


Yeah, I hope so too. Smile

iRANian wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 18:33

I suggest uploading it as PDF file. Microsoft Word has a feature for saving as PDF.


Thank you, done.

jonwil wrote on Sat, 23 November 2013 19:33

FYI, the Express edition should work for compiling scripts, if it doesn't that's a bug we want to fix Smile



Thank you, I've uploaded a new version that appreciates that clarification.



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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485472 is a reply to message #484548] Wed, 29 January 2014 16:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I made my first script with this, but now how do I turn it into a scripts.dll or what do I need to do in order to be able to use it?

All I have is scripts.exp and scripts.lib, but no scripts.dll Sad

(Btw, I skipped using it to make a plugin and made my own reverse engineered Stallion.h and Stallion.cpp files for a standard script)


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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485492 is a reply to message #484548] Thu, 30 January 2014 14:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is a tutorial for writing a simple server-side plug-in.
You can nolonger write your own scripts.dll as far as I'm aware, as TT is closed source.



Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485508 is a reply to message #484548] Fri, 31 January 2014 01:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe you should still be able to compile scripts.dll itself from the code that is public, you just can't compile any of the TT libraries such as tt.dll etc.

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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485520 is a reply to message #484548] Fri, 31 January 2014 07:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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danpaul is right, you're still free to modify and compile scripts.dll

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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485524 is a reply to message #484548] Fri, 31 January 2014 12:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The problem is that when I "build" the solution that I don't get the scripts.dll file in there.

Does anyone know why this might happen and what I could do to fix this with the 2010 express edition?


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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485527 is a reply to message #484548] Fri, 31 January 2014 14:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If DP is right, and I assume he would be, then simply change the build configuration from Release SSGM to Release.

However, you shouldn't follow the other steps in the tutorial either. You would be editing the files that build for a the SSGM release, not the client part.

You could probably do with a completely different tutorial.



Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485530 is a reply to message #484548] Fri, 31 January 2014 14:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah I would definitely try the "Release SSGM" thing.

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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485542 is a reply to message #485527] Fri, 31 January 2014 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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reborn wrote on Fri, 31 January 2014 16:06

If DP is right, and I assume he would be, then simply change the build configuration from Release SSGM to Release.

However, you shouldn't follow the other steps in the tutorial either. You would be editing the files that build for a the SSGM release, not the client part.

You could probably do with a completely different tutorial.


I've tried building in release and release ssgm. I made my own .h and .cpp files in the scripts section so there shouldn't be any problems with that either.

I can only think that maybe there is some configuration issue that is off at this point, but I'm really not sure.

I wish there was a tutorial on how do deal with this Sad


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Re: A complete newbies guide to writing their first TT plug-in [message #485552 is a reply to message #484548] Sat, 01 February 2014 07:34 Go to previous message
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It depends what solution you're using... if it's just a solution for a single SSGM plugin then all it's going to build is that plugin. If it's a modified version of the generic scripts solution, don't forget that the .dll file goes into a different folder than the .lib file (from what I recall).

Stallion wrote on Sat, 01 February 2014 04:05


I wish there was a tutorial on how do deal with this Sad


It's generally assumed that people writing their own plugins have at least a basic understanding of how Visual Studio works and can understand how the project configuration files work and how to tell where things get built to.

There's nothing "special" about the script solution, so the same rules that apply to any other VC++ project apply to this one.


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