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Community => General discussion => Topic started by: Jeroen_Sol on May 27, 2019, 01:09:31 pm

Title: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: Jeroen_Sol on May 27, 2019, 01:09:31 pm
Hello everyone!

I am Jeroen_Sol. I come from the faraway land of rpgmaker.net because I realized one of my pet projects (will probably make a post about that in the near future) needed an engine more suited to Action Adventure games. So I've started to (try to) remake it in Solarus. I'm already very excited just dabbling in the engine! The movement is great, and I'm loving the small 8x8 grid for tiles much more than RPGmaker's 32x32 tiles.

I haven't ever dabbled in lua before, so I'm sure I'll have lots of questions about both lua and the editor in general. Where would I go with questions about those? I noticed you have a Discord server. Would that be the place?

Excited to meet you all!
Title: Re: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: boaromayo on May 27, 2019, 02:56:53 pm
Nice to meet you too, and welcome to the Solarus forums!

I have an account at rpgmaker.net too, and I'm glad there's more people from the RPG Maker community who know about Solarus!
Title: Re: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: Jeroen_Sol on May 27, 2019, 04:26:03 pm
Hi!

I found out about the existence of Solarus from a user called kory_toombs. Perhaps you know him?
Title: Re: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: boaromayo on May 27, 2019, 05:18:55 pm
I think he's one of the "big names" in the RPGM community? I'm not sure, since I haven't been around in those forums for a while.
Title: Re: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: llamazing on May 27, 2019, 07:54:05 pm
Some good resources for learning lua:
Programming in Lua (first edition) (http://Programming in Lua (first edition)) - Free electronic book, good for beginners to lua
Lua Reference Manual (https://www.lua.org/manual/5.1/) (lua version used by Solarus is 5.1) - Reference for standard lua functions
lua-users tutorials (http://lua-users.org/wiki/TutorialDirectory) - Gives examples of using standard lua functions
Title: Re: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: Jeroen_Sol on May 27, 2019, 09:22:34 pm
Thank you!
Title: Re: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: Neovyse on May 28, 2019, 02:17:25 pm
Hello and welcome! We also have a Discord  ;)
Title: Re: A new member joins the fray!
Post by: Jeroen_Sol on May 28, 2019, 04:12:42 pm
Yes, I've joined it already. People have been very helpful, and I'm excited to learn more about this engine and finally turn my pet project into the game it was meant to be!